Croatia

Croatia

Croatia is home to many beautiful and unspoiled islands. Last week I had the chance to visit and explore three of them: Rab island, Krk and Losijn. These are my photos!

Croatia

I flew from Vienna to Zagreb airport. It’s only a 40 minutes flight. A driver picked me up from the airport and we drove to Rijeka. We kicked off the boat tour from Rijeka the next day.

Croatia

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Croatia

Croatia

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I’d like to thank wholeheartedly the Official Tourism Board of Croatia, Katarina Line and the crew, all the tourist guides that welcomed us in each island, and anyone involved who made efforts for this trip to happen.

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

A Vienna Perfect ApartmentA Vienna Perfect Apartment

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an atmosphere of historic splendor you won’t find anywhere else. Fortunately, it’s also very affordable to live there, as long as you know where to look. 

A Vienna Perfect Apartment

How to find an apartment in Vienna

Finding a Vienna Perfect Apartment can be quite the challenge, especially if you don’t speak German and have never done it before.

This guide has tips on how to find an apartment in Vienna, no matter how short or long of a stay you’re planning on making in the city. Check out these seven tips for finding an apartment in Vienna, and you’ll be ready to sign your first rental contract in no time!

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

Tip 1: Start early and do your research

Start early and do your research to find the right price range. Beware of tourist traps where you might be paying a premium for an apartment that is not as nice as it seems.

Make sure to check out multiple apartments in different neighbourhoods to make sure you find the one that’s right for you.

Tip 2: Narrow down your choices

When you’re looking for an apartment in a new city, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the choices. To make your search more manageable, start by narrowing down your options. Consider factors like budget, location, and whether you need a furnished or unfurnished place. Once you have a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can start scouring listings.

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

Tip 3: Know what you can afford

All cities have neighborhoods that are more expensive than others. If you want to live in a certain neighborhood, you’ll need to know your limits. Look at recent sales of comparable properties and calculate rental price per square foot for those same areas. To get started with your search, set a price limit and start looking for apartments within that budget.

Tip 4: Don’t rush into things

Wait until you find a neighborhood and apartment that seems like a good fit before making an offer. Waiting longer to start negotiations can actually make your rent go down—real estate agents, just like any other seller, are motivated by competition.

Tip 5: Check The Neighbourhood and get to know The Area

What are the schools like? What’s the crime rate? Is there a grocery store nearby? These are just some of the questions you should be asking. One of the most important things is to make sure that your apartment is safe. You should also find out if there are any upcoming events in the area, like construction or festivals, which could interfere with your daily life.

Beautiful interior design photos
Beautiful interior design photos
 
Tip 6: Prepare yourself for disappointment

If you have your heart set on a particular neighborhood, and the prices are higher than you anticipated, be willing to expand your search. You may not find what you’re looking for in the neighbourhood you thought it would be in, but there is a chance that you will.

The market fluctuates from day to day and month to month so chances are if you wait long enough something might come up.

Tip 7:  Visit Properties. When/if you find the One, jump on it!

Visit properties in person to see what they are like, make an offer quickly and be prepared to compromise. If a landlord agrees to your offer, ask for a rent reduction if there are any damages that need repair before moving in. Make sure that you have money saved up in case of emergency and don’t forget to read the contract carefully before signing!

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Beautiful interior design photos

Unfortunately the apartment in the above photos is not my apartment in Vienna … but what a great decor, right? And how lovely I had the chance to see it with my own eyes AND I was allowed to take some photos that I can share with you on The Viennese Girl blog.

This could be the deco of a small design boutique hotel, but nope..it’s the deco of a Vienna Perfect Apartment!

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Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

At the end of August this summer, I was lucky enough to spend five wonderful days at Kinsterna hotel in Monemvasia. These are my photos.

Kinsterna Hotel

The Kinsterna Hotel is a Byzantine-era rural mansion, which was lovingly and superbly restored with great respect to its long history. All activities that took place in the past on the premises have been revived in an effort to keep them alive. The goal was to make the mansion self-sufficient.

Kinsterna Hotel

Today, the estate produces its own wine, extra virgin olive oil and table olives, tsipouro, bread, marmalade and other fruit preserves, soap and much more.

Kinsterna Hotel

Breakfast under ancient olive trees

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

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Kinsterna Hotel

The mansion’s long history dates back to the Byzantine era. The manor’s architectural and morphological features testify to the building’s Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman heritage and identity. The earliest known owner was Ibrahim Bey. Probably one of the local Ottoman landlords who signed the delivery of Monemvasia in 1821.

Kinsterna Hotel

The manor was lived in until the late 1970’s by the “Lady of Monemvasia” Lina Kapitsini. The main objective of its restoration was the maintenance of the original architecture using traditional building techniques, old and local natural materials.

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

Moustalevria

A traditional Greek kind of pudding made of grape must mixed with flour and boiled until thick

where to stay in Monemvasia

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Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

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Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

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Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Impressive river-like swimming pool with private relaxation areas

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece
Kinsterna Hotel
 

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Interesting activities such as horse-back riding, cycling, hiking at the Byzantine paths, handmade soap making, wine and olive oil tasting highlight the guest’s experience.

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Linos traditional tavern

Table in the tavern Linos

Byzantine architecture photography

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Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle, one of the most romantic and historical destinations in Greece

impressive town in south-eastern Peloponnese

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Monemvasia castle

impressive castle town in south-eastern Peloponnese

impressive town in south-eastern Peloponnese

impressive castle town in south-eastern Peloponnese

impressive castle town in south-eastern Peloponnese

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impressive castle town in south-eastern Peloponnese

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Monemvasia castle

Byzantine fortress Greece

Byzantine fortress Greece

Where to stay in Monemvasia castle

Experience a truly unique stay at the highly acclaimed Kinsterna Hotel. This medieval castle town is located just ten minutes by car from Kinsterna hotel.

Byzantine fortress Greece

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Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

This summer I was lucky enough to find myself for the second time in Hydra island. These are my Hydra photographs. I hope you like them!

Hydra photographs

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Hydra photographs

Check out my Hydra photographs from my first visit in this island.

Hydra photographs

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Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Hydra photographs

Greece Greek islands photography

Greece Greek islands photography

Greece Greek islands photography

Greece Greek islands photography

Hydra is also considered a ‘mecca’ of sorts for artists, writers and composers. Leonard Cohen was one of the famous ‘residents’ years ago!

Greece Greek islands photography

Greece Greek islands photography

No motor vehicles are permitted (except for a few municipal garbage trucks). No bicycles nor motorcycles permitted either….so the island is fairly noise-free!

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The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

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The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna photography

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Vienna travel photographer

Vienna travel photographer

Vienna travel photographer

Vienna travel photographer

Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

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Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

Reise nach Griechenland

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