The not so glamorous side of my visit to Iran!

My visit to Iran wasn’t just a breeze! And it definitely wasn’t all about beautiful architecture and poetic nights...

Inspiration for what to see & do in Iran in 25 photos

Dangerous, misunderstood, dream destination, too conservative, mysterious and a place with great history: These are all words of people...

How to explore the best of Rotterdam in 2 days

“If I had to live anywhere in Holland, Rotterdam would be the place” , “Can’t wait to visit Markthal! It...

3 impressive abandoned places to discover in the UAE

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are not popular with urban explorers. They’re considered to be too modern and...

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...
Iran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran, To write home about, Yazd
The not so glamorous side of my visit to Iran!
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Inspiration for what to see & do in Iran in 25 photos
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How to explore the best of Rotterdam in 2 days
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3 impressive abandoned places to discover in the UAE
To write home about
10 of the most morbid tourist attractions in the world!
 

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Things to do and routes to take when you don't have much time and would love to do more than just the standard Top3 suggested by the travel guides!

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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!

Hide In My Suitcase while I travel and let's see the world together!

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To Write Home About

Things that did stand out, recommendations, ideas, stories and reasons to go back!

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Iran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran, To write home about, Yazd

The not so glamorous side of my visit to Iran!

My visit to Iran wasn’t just a breeze! And it definitely wasn’t all about beautiful architecture and poetic nights inspired by the country’s great poets! Don’t get alarmed by what you may hear in the news! It was nothing major really… Just some first world drama… Here are 8 examples that show how certain things were less glamorous than I had expected them to be… 1. The bathroom slippers in every hotel Forget the plain white slippers you’ll find in…

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IFN, IKA, Iran, Isfahan, Persepolis, Shiraz, SYZ, Tehran, To write home about, Yazd

Inspiration for what to see & do in Iran in 25 photos

Dangerous, misunderstood, dream destination, too conservative, mysterious and a place with great history: These are all words of people I know referring to Iran upon hearing about my travel plans! In my experience, polarised and strong opinions mean that there’s something special about a place. And indeed there was! And if you’ve come so far to be reading this, then you probably belong to the ones that are open to visiting this unique part of the world and might need…

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10 overused travel quotes you need to stop using!

We all love inspirational travel quotes and sometimes a few words can contain a lot of wisdom. Combine them with an Instagram worthy image and you’re all set for social media success! …or at least a few extra likes and shares!  I’m a big fan of travel related blogs, social media accounts and websites and I’m getting a bit fed up with one thing: certain cliché and overused travel quotes! It’s true that most of them are indeed wise, inspirational,…

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10+ beautiful things to see and do in Bacharach

Bacharach is a small town not too far from Frankfurt and it’s how you’d imagine a beautiful german town should be! Located by a river with loads of pretty half timbered medieval houses, a beautiful cathedral and a castle. It even has a forest, ruins of a chapel and many vineyards! And these are just a few reasons why Bacharach is an ideal destination for a day trip from Frankfurt am Main! There’s just so many things to see and do…

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Wotrubakirche: An unexpected brutalist church in beautiful Vienna

Even in the least attractive of places with no sightseeing interest whatsoever, you can rely on places of worship for an imposing structure, beautiful architecture and classic beauty. Think of churches, mosques and all sorts of temples around the world. Endless selection of buildings, appealing to various tastes. In a place of an immense architectural elegance like Vienna, you can be prepared for pleasant surprises! But I’m not sure how much you can be prepared for such a contrast like…

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Vollpension Vienna: Granny is so happy to bake for you!

There’s a quirky little café in Vienna, Austria filled with nostalgia and grandmother love! Vollpension Vienna is a café designed to look like an austrian grandma’s house. And if you’re not familiar with austrian grannies, let me just tell you that certain things are universal: Imagine old furniture, wooden toys, frames with photos from another era, vintage lamps and retro decor items. And of course cake baking! Does it sound a bit like your own grandmother? In Vollpension Vienna you will see Oma…

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How to explore the best of Rotterdam in 2 days

“If I had to live anywhere in Holland, Rotterdam would be the place” , “Can’t wait to visit Markthal! It looks very impressive!” Iason, whom I generally trust, revealed to me while I was trying to figure out an itinerary around the city the night before my visit. “What are you gonna do there?”, “It’s only good for shopping!” were some of the reactions of my Dutch colleagues when I told them I’m planning to visit Rotterdam, accompanied by a look…

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3 impressive abandoned places to discover in the UAE

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are not popular with urban explorers. They’re considered to be too modern and very recently built for some of their sites to be abandoned already. However this is far from true. Some of its construction sites were abandoned even before the projects were completed, especially at times where their financing couldn’t be guaranteed. And others because of ghosts and supernatural activities!  Here are some great abandoned places to discover in the UAE, regardless if you’re an…

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To write home about

My best travel moments of 2016 & what I learned from them

  I know 2016 hasn’t been a very good year for many of you. Some of you have been looking forward to 2017 and made plans already. I have compiled a travel wishlist for next year, too! But I have to say 2016 was pretty awesome for me! Full of new places (Canada was my country #62!), old places that I’ll never get bored of (that’s you, London! ♥) and fantastic experiences all around the world! I’d love to share…

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My 2017 travel wishlist: 10 dream destinations for next year!

This time of the year has come: Lists, reviews, reflections, plans and resolutions! The old year’s almost gone and a new one’s about to start! Let’s not make plans, contracts or promises! Let’s just dream! Where do I want 2017 to take me? Which travel destinations should I add to my 2017 bucket list? Do you need some travel inspiration for the new year? Let’s go!   1. Caribbean Sea A cruise in the Caribbean Sea is something I want…

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