The best châteaux to visit in the Loire Valley

Trying to organise a trip to Loire Valley can be so overwhelming! Why on earth would someone decide to build so many beautiful...

Molecular gastronomy in the best restaurant in Athens: The day I had to eat a greek salad with a shovel!

First things first: I had no idea what molecular gastronomy is until Maria talked to me about it a...

10 of the most morbid tourist attractions in the world!

There are certain tourist attractions we’re all familiar with. They’ve been there for ages (and some not for that long) and they need...

Techatticup, Nevada: A ghost town that was too good to be true!

WHERE IS TECHATTICUP GHOST TOWN? C://Earth/America/North America/USA/Nevada/El Dorado Canyon/Techatticup Mine WHAT IS TECHATTICUP? The Techatticup Mine was the largest...

Abandoned Berlin: A risky day in a creepy theme park

“Are you prepared to climb a tree if the dogs start chasing us?” Kostas asked me while we could...
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The best châteaux to visit in the Loire Valley
ATH, Athens, Greece, To write home about
Molecular gastronomy in the best restaurant in Athens: The day I had to eat a greek salad with a shovel!
To write home about
10 of the most morbid tourist attractions in the world!
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Techatticup, Nevada: A ghost town that was too good to be true!
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Abandoned Berlin: A risky day in a creepy theme park
 

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My name is Yannis!

I intend to give you practical information for when you have limited time when visiting one place and would like to incorporate doing something a bit unusual, interesting and with a meaning. Or when you simply don't wanna end up wandering around aimlessly.

I'm also here to share some of my stories, incidents, memorable moments from travelling the world, knowing that you'll find some of them interesting, too!

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Loire Valley Chambord Castle
CDG, France, LBG, Loire Valley, ORY, Tips/Guides, TUF

The best châteaux to visit in the Loire Valley

Trying to organise a trip to Loire Valley can be so overwhelming! Why on earth would someone decide to build so many beautiful castles in one place?  You visit one and then the next one! And you leave the other one for tomorrow, only to realise that you need 1-2 weeks to see all of them! So, what if you’re one of us, a mortal human being, that only has a few days to spend in the Loire Valley but loves the châteaux? How do you choose which ones are…

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Greek salad: This was the biggest surprise of the whole dining experience for me! The greek salad is a dish we're all familiar with, yet none of us would recognise it in this shape and form! However, all the flavours of the salad as we know it were combined in this light and mouthwatering sorbet! Wow! This is what molecular cuisine is about! I was impressed!
ATH, Athens, Greece, To write home about

Molecular gastronomy in the best restaurant in Athens: The day I had to eat a greek salad with a shovel!

First things first: I had no idea what molecular gastronomy is until Maria talked to me about it a few years ago! With photos! And excitement! And then she shared the bill amount and I lost interest for a while! But humans tend to overspend when they want to celebrate a special occasion and so did I the other day! What is molecular gastronomy?  In very simple words: Molecular Gastronomy blends physics and chemistry to transform the tastes and textures of…

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What a convenient plane crash right next to the town!
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10 of the most morbid tourist attractions in the world!

There are certain tourist attractions we’re all familiar with. They’ve been there for ages (and some not for that long) and they need no introductions. Sometimes you don’t even question why they are popular, because they’re simply iconic! Who cares what the Eiffel Tower was made for? It just has to be in the background of your selfie from #Paris while you’re feeling #blessed! 😀 But then there are cemeteries and attractions that don’t really bring back the fondest of memories! Some of them are morbid. And some are even more morbid! But there are also the most morbid tourist attractions of them all! These include:…

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Techatticup abanoned car
LAS, Techatticup, Nelson, Tips/Guides, USA

Techatticup, Nevada: A ghost town that was too good to be true!

WHERE IS TECHATTICUP GHOST TOWN? C://Earth/America/North America/USA/Nevada/El Dorado Canyon/Techatticup Mine WHAT IS TECHATTICUP? The Techatticup Mine was the largest and most productive gold mine of the area. It’s no longer inhabited, so now it’s pretty much a tourist attraction in Nelson, Nevada. It’s also referred to as Nelson Ghost Town by some websites. UNMISSABLE LANDMARKS: – The nearby Las Vegas, which needs no introductions! – The main storehouse, which serves more than storing items! NEAREST AIRPORTS: – LAS – McCarran International Airport…

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Budapest Margaret Island Water Tower
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16 +1 nice things to do on Budapest’s Margaret Island

What is Margaret Island and where is it? Margaret Island (or Margitsziget in Hungarian) is an island in the middle of the river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It got its name by Saint Margaret of Hungary, a Dominican nun and daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary, who lived there.  For those of you born before the 14th century, you might recognise it by its former name, Island of Rabbits! 😀 Nowadays it’s mainly used as a recreational park and is often compared…

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No more resisting Snapchat’s popularity! My first video!

Yes, I know! I had the same thoughts with you the first time I tried to use Snapchat: “How silly!” “What’s the point of sharing something only for a few seconds?” “It’s not gonna last!” “This is only good enough for sexting and exchanging naked photos!” And I still do. To a point. There is a fun factor to Snapchat and you can use it for other reasons than trading nude photos! But what’s the benefit of Snapchat when it comes to…

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El Gato Viejo Buenos Aires restaurant plane
AEP, Argentina, Buenos Aires, EZE, FDO, To write home about

This is the most surreal restaurant in Buenos Aires!

I can’t remember where or when I heard about this place for the first time, but I thought that with such a unique concept, it’d be so easy to find information about it when I next happen to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So when I knew I was visiting and that I would have good company, I started my research for El Gato Viejo. And I could hardly find any adequate info. Especially in English! What is El Gato Viejo?…

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New York High Line
EWR, JFK, LGA, New York City, TEB, Tips/Guides, USA

Sights and remarkable stops along New York’s High Line

The High Line in New York City has been a fairly recent addition to the city’s must-see attractions. It was opened in its current form just in 2014!   But what is the High Line? It  is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. The last train operated in 1980. The park is maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City…

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This is the face of the beautiful girl from #FollowMeTo!

This needs no introductions! I’m sure you’ve all come across these or similar photos all around the internet: And in case you live under a rock and you haven’t seen them, surely you’ve bumped into photos of couples imitating this pose in the streets and in tourist places! Or maybe such couples have been in your way while you’re trying to take a photo, so you weren’t really happy with their reenactment! We’re all familiar with the woman’s hair and sense of…

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Berlin Me Brandenburger Tor
Berlin, Germany, SXF, To write home about, TXL

4 unique places to eat, drink and party in Berlin

I can’t say my days in Berlin weren’t full or busy (in a good way), but next time I’m there I’d like to explore more of its quirky restaurants, trendy cafes and alternative bars! But if, like me, you don’t have the luxury of time and want to go straight to unique places with a character, then I would suggest the following: 1. For breakfast or brunch: Cafe Bilder Buch ◊ Akazienstraße 28. Closest train stations: S1: Julius-Leber-Brücke, U7: Kleistpark, U7:Eisenacher Straße…

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