Category: Places

Ireland~

I spent a couple of years in Ireland and no words I am able to jot down would ever be enough to express my gratitude for this country and its people. Ever since I was a teenager I’d felt some kind of inexplicable attraction. It was something I had read about the Celtic. Smells which I perceived through pictures, traditional…

Bits of Georgia – Armenia – Azerbaijan

I have been writing and editing a piece about the Southern Caucasian countries for some weeks. A couple of days ago, when eventually I was ready to publish it, I came to discover that my last version disappeared from this platform. At first, I freaked out when I realized I could not recover my piece. But once I came back…

My hellenism

My surname in Greek means “golden leaf”. I can vividly remember my dad and my grandad telling me this: about our far (far,far,far) Greek roots. The part of Sicily where my dad comes from was once known as Magna Grecia and as witness of this we have the stunning architecture and some places which still keep the original names. In the below map,…

A coffee in Savoca…an offer you can’t refuse!

Savoca, Sicily . Sitting at the only bar’s table of Savoca square on a January morning can be an unique experience for the ones who have never visited this spot of Sicily before. The scenario that is opening in front of my eyes is the most realistic version of a painting where two green dotted mountains disclose the quiet, blue…