Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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

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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. However, 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.

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How to get from Austria to Skiathos and Volos 

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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Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Last month I was given the chance to visit Bucharest. A city I’ve never been to before, a city that has been on my bucket list for a long time. An invitation by @samsungaustria to visit Bucharest felt like a good reason to finally go.

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Day 1 Travel with Galaxy

@samsungaustria had organised a 2 day program full of exciting activities. On the first day, we kicked off the experience with a #GalaxyS10+ product briefing that took place in Carturesti Carusel, one of the most iconic (and instagrammable) bookstores in the world! As always, Samsung knows how to choose event locations!

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Later on, we drove to Labyrinthe Paris, a creative space in Bucharest. There we attended the workshop “How to style a fashion shoot” directed by fashion stylist Lucy Faur. Lucy Faur showed us a few outfits and explained the reasons why she chose those pieces and all the thought processes that go behind them.

Afterwards, we were given the opportunity to pick the outfit that we liked the most and get photographed with our Galaxy S10+ devices. Here I found out about an interesting product feature, that is called Shot suggestions.

If you are not good at finding the right composition, you can let your Samsung Galaxy S10+ find the best shot for you. Easy, peasy and fun!

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Travel with Galaxy
 

The day ended with a fine dining experience at the loft of the restaurant Maize.

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy Day 2

@samsungaustria took us on a garden party at Société Gourmet, where we had the chance to attend a food styling workshop, with the stunning food photographer Adina Chitu. Our task during the workshop was first to cook and photograph the dishes afterwards.

During the food photography workshop, what I found very helpful was the Live focus camera feature. The camera focus on the object in the front and offer you a blurred background. You can decide how strong the effect will be by dragging up and down the Blur slider.

We spent quite a big part of the day in this charming Bucharest house and enjoyed the beautiful outdoor space, warm rays of sun and good food!

Afterwards, we discovered the city from a completely different perspective through a city tour on a vintage tram that gave us a glimpse of how was everyday life in the Communist era.  Day 2 ended at a stunning bar restaurant right by the side of the lake. 

Travel with Galaxy Day 3

Although we knew that it would rain, we didn’t want to stay in the hotel. It was our free day with a late flight in the evening. We ventured out and ended up drinking tasty matcha lattes with coconut flavour in Bucharest’s cutest Matcha Bar. 

During those 3 days in Bucharest, not only did I have the chance to see Bucharest and visit some of it’s impressive buildings, such as The Palace of the Parliament, but also to learn about the endless creative possibilities of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera.

For a person like me who is passionate about photography, it was a blast to gain exposure to so many different activities where we got the opportunity, not only to take photos, but also to create collages, GIFs and movies. 

For those who would like to see more, I have shared a few Instagram stories on Instagram. You can find them in the highlight sections under the title “6th trip 2019”. And those who would like to visit the Little Paris, @samsungaustria put up a few travel tips together to help you get the best of Bucharest.

So far, I’ve traveled with @samsungaustria to quite a few places around the world: Paris, London, NYC, Ibiza, San Francisco and now Bucharest. We love creating thousands of unforgettable #samsunggalaxy moments around the world together and through all these travels, my Galaxy S10+ has turned out to be my favourite travel companion. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

I still remember vividly the moment when I arrived in Dubai at the beginning of last November. I took off my black winter coat and I was the happiest. Warm weather always has that impact on me. It just makes me happy!

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Upon landing, I was picked up at the airport and driven to The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre where I spent one night and one day, before my next flight to the Maldives.

Everything was perfectly organized from Michelle and Dubai looked familiar to my eyes. Although it has been years since I visited this city for the first time, people have told me that many things have changed since then.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
 

Dubai was actually a stopover on my way to the Maldives. I spend two nights at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre before flying to the Maldives , and two nights at The Ritz-Carlton which is located along the Jumeirah Beach during my return trip from the Maldives. It was nice to have the opportunity to stay and check out both hotels.

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During my stay in Dubai, although I wanted to go out to see more of the city, I decided not to and preferred to spend the whole time at the The Ritz-Carlton because long flights and changing time zones made me a little bit tired. The pictures that you see in this blog post were all taken in both hotels.

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I loved the suite at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre with its full sized living room and very comfortable king sized bed. I was lucky enough to be there on a day when they organized a food party in the garden.

In addition to that, having access to an exclusive lounge of the hotel was an extra treat. Before I had to leave to catch my next flight, I stopped by the rooftop terrace and spent some hours gazing at the illuminated skyscrapers.

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Regarding my stay at The Ritz-Carlton in the Jumeirah Beach, everything was perfect and I need to thank here Miss Chloé Perrin-Macgaw from the Public Relations & Marketing of The Ritz-Carlton Dubai for the great company, warm welcome and hospitality.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The only thing that I couldn’t stand during my visit in Dubai was the air conditioner. That’s because air conditioner is not common in Vienna, so I am not used to it. However I totally understand that for the residents of Dubai, having air conditioner everywhere is more than necessary.

This is my last blog post for 2016. I wish you all Happy New Year’s Eve.

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Our boutique hotel in Paris

Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris
Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris
 

Our boutique hotel in Paris

Since I have visited Paris several times already, I had the pleasure of staying in many hotels and in many different districts around the city. This time, I had the chance to stay at the Adèle et Jules, a boutique hotel situated in the 9th arrondissement in Paris.

Because I have been traveling so often lately, I have become very picky when it comes to accomodation. With that being said, I was happy to discover one more gem in Paris, that I could comfortably call, my home away from home.

Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris

During my stay at the charming Adèle et Jules boutique hotel, I paid attention to each and every detail of the hotel. What I noticed (and loved as well) was their attention to the details.

The colors matched with each other, the quality of the mattress, of the bathrobe and of all the textiles that were selected for use in this charming Parisian boutique hotel. I took some pictures of the interior design so that you can have a look. I hope this can be a helpful tip for your next visit to Paris.

Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris
Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris
 
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Apart from the interion design, I also loved that there was an ATM right next to the corner of the hotel (important when in need of cash). In addition, the hotel is only a few minutes walk from the metro station Grands Boulevards.

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Generally, I do love small boutique hotels. The private atmosphere, the laid-back feel, and the peace that they can offer you are experiences to be enjoyed.

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The Adèle et Jules hotel is for those who are looking for a new, modern, clean and centrally situated boutique hotel in a nice neighborhood of Paris and for those who love clever and positive decor. I will definitely come back to Adèle et Jules, our boutique hotel in Paris.

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Firenze Number Nine

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Firenze Number Nine

I spent the last days of July with my friend in the wellness hotel, Firenze Number Nine, in the heart of Florence.

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Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
 

On The Viennese Girl blog, I am happy to feature all the beautiful hotels where I have had the good fortune to stay at and hope that you can use the information from my posts as useful tip when you are looking for accommodations.

Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
 

There were several things that I loved about this boutique wellness hotel, such as: the young and enthusiastic staff, the breakfast in the garden, the smell once you enter the hotel, the location of the hotel, our gorgeous maisonette, and the view from the big windows, to name just a few.

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Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
 

I remember how quickly and easily I adapted Florence, as if I have been living there forever. Our boutique hotel, Firenze Number Nine, was our home, our starting point for our little adventures around Florence.

Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review
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Where to stay in Florence. Boutique hotel review

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It felt like “we really want to be here” and “this is the place to be right now”. On the last day, we also tried out the hotel’s spa department. We chose to treat our bodies with a relaxing massage that lasted about one hour.

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It felt so good having such a treatment, especially after a few days of taking photos and walking around the city, non-stop. Sadly though, after the full body massage, it was time for us to check out.. Can’t wait to go back!

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