Posts Tagged ‘the viennese girl blog vienna Austria’

Samos

samos

Samos island, Greece. 5th trip of the year!

samos island orchids
samos
 

I used to spend every summer holiday as a teenager in the homeland of Pythagoras. But in the last years I haven’t visited the island due to various personal reasons.

samos orchids beautiful photography

This May I went back, thanks to Visit Greece and Aegean Airlines, that invited me to join this press trip. Our visit in the island was short.

samos orchids

One day only. But what a beautiful day that was it!   

samos museum pythagorio

pythagorio museum

Pythagorio museum

It’s interesting to go back to a place that you know so well but haven’t visited the last years. Coming back means you see a familiar place with new, fresh eyes.

pythagorio from above samos

As always, I am happy to share with you the photos I took during my visit, along with a few Samos travel tips. 

restaurants tips samos

Points of interest: 

Samos Wine MuseumSamos orchids glass house / Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion

Panagia Spiliani Church / Temple of Hera

restaurants where to eat samos

Where to shop: 

2 the little store 

where to shop travel tips samos island
travel tips Greek island samos
 

the viennese girl blog vienna travel lifestyle

Dress: 2 the little store

pergamonto bar restaurant samos pythagorio
pergamonto pythagorio bar restaurant
 
pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio
 
Restaurants

Pergamonto bisto bar restaurant in Pythagorio/ Restaurant Ithaki in Agios Konstantinos / Panorama in Koumaradei / Ammos Plaz

pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio

This blog post has everything that your heart desires to find on an island. Except beaches. Unfortunately the day I visited Samos, the weather was not beach weather. But here are a few beaches to visit in June, July, August, even in September: 

Potokaki, Kaladakia, Lemonakia, Tsampou, Tsamadou, Kerveli bay, Mikali, mikro and megalo seitani. 

pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio the viennese girl blog

Samos is definitely a summer destination that you may want to consider for your upcoming holidays. And if you wonder how to get there, Aegean Airlines has you covered!

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Hotel Venus for the hospitality, Samos Municipality, Visit Greece and of course Aegean Airlines for inviting me to one more unforgettable press trip! 

More on Instagram 

Montreal

Montreal

29 April 2019. Montreal, Quebec. Fourth trip of the year. First time in Canada.

Montreal

I remember, it was October 2015 when I joined Austrian Airlines on their first flight to Miami. This week I had again the absolute honor to join one more inaugural flight connecting Vienna to Montreal. Almost all of my flights are with Austrian Airlines. But those inaugural flights are magical and I couldn’t be happier to be part of them. Definitely a life experience that I won’t forget anytime soon. Cabin crew was absolutely stunning, food was beyond expectations. You can see the Gate Event and flight on a business class in the highlights section of my Instagram channel.

Montreal

It wasn’t love at first sight between Montreal and I. But 2 days after my arrival, I started liking the city. Exactly like I did with San Francisco. I think I need time to adjust myself to the new environment, time to process what is happening to me. And when I feel more relaxed, I begin to enjoy the trip. If you are like me, take your time and just visit Montreal for a couple of days. In other words, stay for as long as your budget and free time allow you to stay…

Montreal

In this blog post, I am glad to share with you a few Montreal travel tips, a selection of favourite cafes and restaurants, along with a few photos that I’ve taken during my stay.

Montreal travel tips

Where to stay

Hotel Monville: new, modern design
Hotel Ambrose: small, vintage, quirky

montreal architecture

Areas to explore

Le plateau – Mont royal / Little Italy / Mile end / Old port Montreal

Cafes

Tommy Montreal / Crew collective & Cafe / Venice Cafe / Cafe Parvis / Cafe Un Pò Di Più / Pastel Rita / Cafe Leaves

Restaurants

Olive et Gourmando / Restaurant Melisse / Gypsy kitchen and bar / Lov de la Montagne / Lov McGILL / Brasserie 701 / Vallier Bistro Montréalais / Restaurant Henri Brasserie Française / Foxy restaurant / L’Avenue restaurant / L’usine de spaghetti / Perles and Paddock / Maison Boulud

My personal favourite: Mandy’s Salad shop / For bagels: Saint Viateur bagel / Fairmount bagel

For poutine: Ma Poule Mouillee / Portuguese chicken poutine / For drinks : Terrasse William Gray at the Hôtel William Gray

Highlights of the entire experience (in other words, what I will never forget from this trip)

– First and foremost, the business class in the flight
– The girl I met by accident at Tommy Cafe
– Hotel Ambrose

Austrian Airlines has a nonstop flight everyday to Montreal. If you’d also like to visit Montreal here is a Voucher Code for you:

ServusMontreal19 

*Applies only to flights booked on austrian.com
Redeemable from May, 7th 2019 to including May 12th 2019

-10% on all Austrian Airlines operated flights from Austria to Montreal (all classes, Economy, Premium Economy and Business)
Departure of the booked flight has to be after May, 7th 2019 and return before May, 7th 2020
Limited to a 100 bookings, so first come first served

 

A huge Thank You to Austrian Airlines for inviting me to join this amazing trip.

I had a lovely time and I hope to have more #myAustrianMoment above the clouds to share on TVG!

More on Instagram 

Disclosure: In collaboration with Austrian Airlines.

Tarabel Marrakech

Tarabel Marrakech

Tarabel Marrakech

Tarabel Marrakech

This beautiful property is the third and last riad we visited during our week in Marrakech.

Tarabel Marrakech
 

the viennese girl interior design travel blog

fine art photography jewelry

If there is one thing that I want to achieve with The Viennese Girl photography travel blog, that is to make you dream, motivate you and inspire you to do more, to do better. I can only achieve this through my photographs. For this reason, I am seeking magical places like Riad de Tarabel that will give me the opportunity to create beautiful imagery.

riad interior design

If you ever find yourself in this beautiful property, don’t miss a traditional Moroccan hamam. We tried it and we absolutely loved it.

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna

 

the viennese girl travel blog vienna

Tarabel Marrakech

Frankly I could spend days and nights taking photos in this gorgeous riad.

Tarabel Marrakech

Many thanks to Mr. Laurent and Tarabel Marrakech for letting me photograph this enchanting house.

More on Instagram 

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal
Marrakech photography journal
 

If anyone who doesn’t know me land on this website right now, may think that I live in Marrakech. But I do not. Don’t let the plethora of Marrakech blog posts mislead you!

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

The Viennese Girl photography travel blog

I guess I took too many pictures during the week I spent in Marrakech. But if I could, I would do this for every destination I visit.

art fine photography

le jardin secret marrakech
the viennese girl blog Vienna
 
best interior design cafe restaurant
garden design Marrakech
 

best restaurant Marrakech

Restaurant Le Jardin

Restaurant Le Jardin

Photos of this blog post are taken by me (except the ones I am in the photo)

Locations: Le Jardin restaurant, Le Jardin secret palace, La Famille restaurant

More on Instagram

La Sultana Marrakech

luxury riad Marrakech

During our one week visit in Marrakech, Pauline and I had the honor to stay and photograph La Sultana Marrakech.

photography hotel Morocco

In this blog post, I am happy to share my photos from La Sultana Marrakech with you!

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

If you are looking for the ultimate Moroccan travel experience, I’d suggest you to check La Sultana Marrakech.

La Sultana Marrakech

We loved it here and we would definitely come back. Especially for the breakfast by the pool and the super romantic dining atmosphere!

Thank you La Sultana Marrakech!

More on Instagram

Marrakech travel tips

Marrakech travel tips

Nowdays there is so much content out there. If you google Marrakech travel tips, you will find at least 10 other blog posts with pretty much the same content haha. My thoughts about this: I don’t want to let that stop me from doing what I am doing. I will keep on doing it, for the pleasure of doing it. Also, Marrakech travel tips may be more or less the same, but photos won’t be the same! So here are MY Marrakech travel tips. I made a list for you without a lot of wordiness! Enjoy!

Marrakech travel tips

Where to stay

Numa MarrakechLa Sultana MarrakechTarabel Marrakech / Royal Mansour / La Mamounia

Where to go

Jardin Majorelle / YSL museum/ Bahia Palace / Le Jardin Secret / Cactus Thiemann / Medresa Ben Youssef

Marrakech travel tips

Where to shop

33 rue majorelle /  Max and Jan concept store

Marrakech travel tips
Marrakech travel tips
 

Where to eat 

Le Jardin Marrakech / Nomad Marrakech / I limoni / Trattoria Marrakech / Terrasses des epices / La famille Marrakech / La table du Palais in Palais Lamrani

What to buy 

Home accessories / Straw bags / Moroccan Babouche shoes / Moroccan teapot / Rugs and carpets

Cafes to visit

Shtatto Marrakech / Atay cafe / Le Grand Balcon du Cafe Glacier for the view to the famous square / Cafe des epices / Amandine Marrakech

I want to go back!

More on Instagram

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

It’s not by chance that I’ve chosen Marrakech as to be the first city to visit this year.

Marrakech in January

There is something about this city that wakes up my senses, makes me feel alive!

Marrakech in January

I consider January to be the worst month of the year because of the freezing cold that is all over Europe. Walking around Marrakech in January without having to wear heavy coats, gloves and scarf was pure bliss.

Marrakech in January

God bless all the warm places on earth that you can visit in January.

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. You guys, if you also want to escape from the cold, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

More on Instagram

Gallery wall

Gallery wall

I am not an interior designer, or have I studied design. But I do believe that making a gallery wall with pictures helps me to understand what I can do with my photos in the future. I’d like, for instance, to see my photos printed and hang them on my wall one day.

So far, I created 3 gallery walls in my little appartment, and through this process, I learnt a few things that I would like to share with you.

  • First of all, think of where in your apartment you can create a gallery wall. Where would a gallery wall look good? Do you have an empty wall in your apartment?
  • Take your time and choose the prints carefully. No need to rush through the selection. Ideally ask help from a friend (someone with a good taste). It’s also more fun to choose the prints with a friend, than choose them alone.
  • I think it would be best if you choose prints of different dimensions. That was the mistake I did the first time. I placed an order of prints of the same dimensions and I realized that this was actually a mistake when I started putting the posters on the wall. I couldn’t create a gallery wall, when all the prints had the same size.
  • The first time I made a gallery wall, I had envisioned the gallery in my mind. Unfortunately it turned out that what I had envisioned, didn’t look good on the wall. Most probably your gallery wall won’t look good immediately. But don’t let this dishearten you. Take the time to think what’s wrong, what you can do to improve ,and change the position of the posters until you are happy with the final result.

The posters on this wall are:
Naked lines no2 / Ink print no2 / Camera / Black shirt / Sun hat shade / Paris no7

I teamed up with Desenio to give you a discount code: The code is “SILIA” and it gives you 30% off prints* on all of Desenio websites between the 23rd-25th of March.

*Except on frames and on handpicked-/collaboration/personalised posters”.

In collaboration with Desenio

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Marrakech. First trip of the year.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

Two years passed by since the last time I visited Marrakech. I missed it soooo much.

At the beginning of this year, I called my travel partner in crime Polina and told her “Hey, listen. It’s time to go back“. I expressed to her my strong desire to photograph the small riads in the medina.

Numa Marrakech

After a long discussion, we made a plan which we called: riad hopping. The first riad we visited was Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

There is so much to love about Numa Marrakech: the entrance hall, the flowers, the colours of the walls, the breakfast, the fireplace, the selection of the furnitures, the terrace, the people who work there. Let alone the key location which makes wandering in the souks so easy, without having the fear that you will not find your way back to the riad. If you plan to visit Marrakech, it’s worth checking it out.

Numa Marrakech

For those who know me well, know my love for interior design and small boutique hotels.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

So happy to be given the chance to photograph all this beauty at Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Polina and I are very grateful to have had the chance to stay at and take photos of Numa Marrakech.

Thank you to the owners Claudia and Mauro for being so kind and generous with us! Our Italian hosts in the medina of Marrakech.

More on Instagram

1 2 3 10