Dear London

Dear London,

It’s been 12 years since the last time I visited you and I had that feeling that it was time for me to come back to you.

Although it’s been such a long time, I still remember some of the most famous spots around the city such as Oxford street, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Big Ben, and London Bridge. But do you know what the most beautiful memory of my first visit is? The theatre and the musical “Cats”. I would pay again to see the same musical in the same city and listen to that song which goes like “Midnight, not a sound from the pavement, has the moon lost her memory?”.

On my second visit to that beautiful city, I had more time to explore and discover. But London, I have to say this. You are expensive. You are more expensive than New York and Paris. I mean, I knew that you would be expensive but didn’t imagine that you would be that expensive. Anyway, I still like you. You have been nice to me and I had a wonderful time walking around the streets and avenues.

Those who follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen some photos. Let me take you to the London city, through the lens of my camera.

Although I wasn’t so well organized because some days before my travel my arm was aching and I couldn’t stand in front of the pc doing the research I should have done, I managed to visit the following spots:

Covent garden / Trafalgar square / Camden Market / Old Spitalfields Market / Flower Market on Columbia Road / Notting Hill and portobello road / Big ben / London eye / Harrods / London Bridge / Borough Market / Soho / Piccadilly circus / British Museum

Some observations:

1.Everywhere at all hours I was listening to people speaking italian. What’s going on here? Where are the Londoners? It seems that Italians occupied the London city.

2.Nowhere in the world I have seen that sign in front of the traffic lights “look right/look left”. That was really funny and useful although pedestrians didn’t respect the red and green.

3.Around 20 degrees Celsius in July. Does summer ever come to that city? Visit Greece on July and you will understand what I mean.

4.The English pronunciation is to die for. They talk and I feel amazed.

5.Thanks to Starbucks, we have free wifi and can charge the empty batteries of the camera.

All my best,
Silia

Belvedere

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Photos by Tony Gigov

How do you define entertainment? What entertains you most? I was telling Tony that most people enjoy going out at night, smoking and drinking until late in the morning. But in my opinion, Vienna is a place that has more to offer during the day than in the night. For me entertainment is for example meeting a friend in a park, sitting on a bench, having a nice conversation and taking some pictures like I did with Tony in our visit at Belvedere gardens.

Have you ever been to Belvedere? The museum is one of the most significant museums in the world, where you can find Gustav Klimt collection and his most famous painting “The Kiss”. Don’t forget to take a picture in the specially designed mirror like in the photo below. By doing so, you take part in the one-year project “The Perfect Tourist” and you might win one of five extraordinary Belvedere packages. Good luck!

Creating a positive world

creating a positive world

Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

Creating a positive world full of lights can be sometimes harder than expected. But my friends and I in collaboration with the 3 companies who are behind this blog are doing their best to ensure that the vision of this blog is possible. You will probably have noticed some changes on the blog these days, as I purchased the theme (which is actually the one that I was using before with some necessary changes.) So that we are still going to have more positive days, more happy days, more love.

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” -Orison Swett Marden

3 years in Vienna

It has been 3 years since I moved to Vienna. How do I feel? Strange! I came for 3 months and after 3 years I am still here. Crazy but true! You probably think that I met the love of my life in those first 3 months of living here, who changed my mind and convinced me to stay here. No. That’s not the reason. My life is not so romantic. You might think that I decided to stay here because of the economical crisis in Greece. No. That’s not the reason. There isn’t one reason actually but there are many.

I decided to stay here because I wanted to do something different, I wanted to see how life abroad would be. I somehow felt that I had to bring myself a step further. I had a project whose name was “self-improvement”. Easier said than done, but certainly an ideal to strive towards. I was curious and believed that this experience is worth having. And it is. I was right. Generally, I am very aware of what I am doing, what I want in life and what is good for me. But things don’t go always as planned, because we sometimes depend on others and because there are plenty of things that are out of our control.

Now what? What I have managed? Where have I failed? Where do I see myself in the future? That kind of questions are an endless inner monologue. You also ask yourself that kind of questions from time to time. We all do it, it’s normal and mature. Well, I actually aim to finish my studies and then I will reevaluate things, set priorities, contemplate the future, and make seriouuuus decisions, as usual.♥

Thumbnail photo by Jakob Reinfeldt

Summer feeling

summer feeling summer feeling

Photo by Jakob Reinfeldt

Some days ago, when the weather was still nice, some friends and I spent some hours in Stadtpark. We usually go to the park when the weather is warm (you see here in Vienna many activities depend on the weather) and we get that summer feeling that makes us discuss about summer holidays.

Stadtpark is one of my favorite parks in Vienna. But there are many other beautiful parks in Vienna such as Prater, Volksgarten and Burggarten.

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