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Vienna Design District

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This is not my typical blog post. It’s not a travel-oriented one. Rather, it has to do with a great experience that I had last week in Vienna. 

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First of all, let me tell you this: I never had the need for a car in Vienna because I travel so much. I am not in Vienna very often, and when I am, I work from home and I walk a lot. Turns out, I don’t know a lot about the car industry. For this reason, I was very excited at the opportunity to attend the Vienna Design District event last week in collaboration with Mazda Austria. This experience gave me an insight into the car industry and allowed me to learn more about their Kodo Design Philosophy and about the process of overcoming the challenges Kodo poses to the designers and the clay modellers. Kodo means “soul of motion”. Kodo aims to capture energy in motion, even when standing still, infusing the vitality of living creatures into products that are exciting and inspiring, yet also warm and inviting. 

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I spent the entire day with the team of Mazda Austria and their guests. We kicked off the experience with a briefing of the topic “How Mazda designs”. The event took place in Saal der Laabstelle and all the guests were introduced to clay. Clay is for Mazda the perfect material to convey the emotion and detail that Mazda wants to put into the surfaces of its vehicles. A clay modeller said a few words about his work and I had the chance to be, with his help, a clay modeller for a moment.

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What I took with me from this experience was that I realized how much work goes behind creating a car. It all begins with a vision and a philosophy and it is followed by intense debate between the clay modellers and the exterior designers until the design is finalized down to the last detail. The craftsmanship consists of four steps: design with clay, create with metal, perfect with paint and finesse the fabrications. 

Vienna Design District

Later on, we all had lunch at the Laabstelle restaurant, followed by an Insta-Walk through Vienna’s first district. Afterwards, we had an Insta-Drive with the new Mazda3. All the photos that you see in this blog post were taken during that day. 

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

We ended the day at the Vienna Design District event, which took place at Hofburg. The Vienna Design District event was a three day event and it was the biggest Design-Event of the year. Hofburg was transformed into a huge showroom where local and international brands presented designs, each one from a different perspective. It’s no wonder why Vienna remains the world’s most live-able city and it has also been elected as the world’s smartest city this year. 

Vienna Design District

I was very happy to be a guest of Mazda Austria. Thank you for having me! 

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Cyclades

Cyclades

I’d like to update The Viennese Girl travel blog and share with you these photos that I adore so much. This summer I was very lucky to visit 13 Greek islands and spend it between the Cyclades and Vienna. Some of the trips to the Cyclades were invitations/press trips and the rest ones were private trips. I travel, first and foremost, to take photos. But I also travel to keep my passion for traveling alive, to feed my brain and fill up my soul with feelings of excitement. I travel for my mental health and my well being : )

Cyclades
Cyclades
 

I am happy to publish these photos. They were taken with my new camera, the Fujifilm X100F. After a lot of thought and research on the web, I made the splurge. The camera comes with a big price tag, but it’s value for money. I am very happy with the camera and its performance. The Fujifilm X100F is lightweight and the quality of the photos is top notch. The best of all is that the focus is very easy to achieve. That means that my friends, who are not pro photographers, can easily take in focus photos of me, without me having to worry too much for the focus.

Cyclades

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Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Last June I had the chance to visit Astypalaia island. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit this Butterfly-Shaped Picture Perfect Island. For those of you who haven’t yet been there, those photos and travel tips may encourage you to consider Astypalaia island for a future island holiday.

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Where to stay

Kalderimi traditional houses / Chrysalis boutique Hotel

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Kalderimi traditional houses were love at first sight! The owners have given a lot of love and care for this special place, so the customers will feel like being in their own house. Sometimes, at the moment you check out of a hotel that you have enjoyed very much, you leave a piece of your heart…Does it also happen to you? I urge you to visit! 

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Where to eat

Agoni Grammi, Ageri restaurant, Aiolos pizza restaurant, Almyra restaurant 

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the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

The viennese girl blog Vienna Austria

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly the Municipality of Astypalaia, and especially Mrs. Maria Kampouri for inviting us to explore and photograph their beautiful island. I love Astypalaia island. I simply love Astypalaia’s positive energy. I’ll never get tired of saying this. 

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Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

After 3 amazing days at San Luis, we thought we had seen “everything” from South Tyrol! But nope! Our chauffer picked us up from San Luis Hotel and brought us to Castelrotto. Three more exciting days were ahead of us!

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

At the end of May we spent three days at the Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites. We absolutely loved it! In this blog post, I am glad to present you my photos from this experience.

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

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The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

The Viennese Girl travel blog photography

During our stay at Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites, we really enjoyed our massages and using the spa area.

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A minimalistic approach to life! Love it!

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography

I’d like to take a minute to thank Sandra who has been so adorable to us during dinner time. Seriously, it’s not often that you get treated so nicely! I guess she makes everybody’s dinner an unforgettable experience with her smile and friendliness. 

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So, if you plan to visit the beautiful Dolomites and stay in the mountain village of Castelrotto, you now know which hotel to hit first!

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography

Here are some pictures from the surroundings of the hotel! 

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography
South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography
 

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography
South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography
 

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography

South Tyrol alto Adige Italy photography

South Tyrol alto Adige landscape photography

South Tyrol alto Adige landscape photography

South Tyrol alto Adige landscape photography

South Tyrol alto Adige landscape photography

South Tyrol alto Adige landscape photography

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites

Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites
Schgaguler Hotel in the Dolomites
 

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly the Official Tourism board of South Tyrol for inviting me to explore their beautiful region and the family of Schgaguler Hotel for being so great and kind as hosts. It’s a shame that I didn’t know how beautiful this part of the world is. Now I know! 

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Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

At the beginning of June I had the chance to visit Volos Pelion Sporades in Greece. The trip lasted one week. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit this area.  

Volos Pelion Sporades

Photo of my hotel in Skiathos island: Aegean Suites Hotel

Volos Pelion Sporades
Volos Pelion Sporades
 

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Koukounaries beach in Skiathos island (picture of the beach and its crystal clear waters below)

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

I found the most beautiful store in Skiathos town. Luckily, they allowed me to take some pictures for you (and for me to remember). The store is called Lalaro. They sell extraordinary jewelry pieces and artsy-crafty stuff for home. I believe in minimalism and in possessing a few things. But in this store, I would buy everything, if I could.

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Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Picturesque villages to visit in the Pelion Peninsula

Kato Gatzea, Kala Nera, Visitza, Milies, Tsagarada, Zagora, Makrinitsa, Portaria 

Volos Pelion Sporades

Beaches with blue-green water in the Pelion Peninsula 

Mylopotamos Beach, Fakistra, Damouchari, Papanero, Agios Ioannis, Chorefto

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Hop on to a ferry from Skiathos island to Skopelos to visit amazing beaches like the one pictured below.

Greek islands photography Greece travel tips

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How to get to Skiathos and Volos from Austria

If you consider spending your summer holidays in this part of Greece, Volos Pelion Sporades, make sure to book your tickets with myAustrian Holidays that flies you directly from Vienna to Volos  once per week until the 21st of September and from Vienna to Skiathos twice a week until the 28th of September this year.

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I’d like to thank wholeheartedly My Austrian Holidays for flying us directly from Vienna to this paradise, the Greek Tourism board in Austria for inviting me to this press trip, the Region of Volos, Pelion, Skiathos and Skopelos and all the people involved. 

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Disclaimer: Press trip/invitation from the Greek tourism board in collaboration with My Austrian Holidays

Syros island

Syros island

At the beginning of June I had the chance to visit Syros island in Greece. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit Syros.

Syros island

syros port Ermoupoli

ermoupoli syros

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Where to stay

Hotel Benois, Syra Suites & Syra Bay, Pino di loto boutique bed&breakfast, Ventoura Studios & apartments

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Where to eat 

Iliovasilema restaurant in Galissas, Allou yialou in Kini village, Aventoura restaurant, Savvas restaurant, Avantgarden cafe bar restaurant, Mazi restaurant (fusion cuisine), To tsipouradiko tis Mirsinis, Sta vaporia bar restaurant

Ermoupoli Syros traditional cafes

Cafes: Giosifaki premium cafe in Vari, Kyverneio cafe in Poseidonia village

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Syros island

Syros island

Beach bars and restaurants: The Ono concept, Ciel Asteria beach in Ermoupoli

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Travel agencies in Syros: Gaviotis travel, Siros travel

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Seajets, Hotel Benois and Syra Suites for the hospitality, Syros Municipality and all the residents of Syros island who went the extra mile to make sure that we have a pleasant stay! Everything was beautiful indeed and I am already looking forward to going back again.

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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.

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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. 

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Points of interest: 

Samos Wine MuseumSamos orchids glass house / Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion

Panagia Spiliani Church / Temple of Hera

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Where to shop: 

2 the little store 

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travel tips Greek island samos
 

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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. 

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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! 

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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!

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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
 

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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.

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

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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.

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