February 2021

Monday 22
• February 22, 2021
Athens, Greece

Happy new week!

In Greece we are saying that thing about riding bikes “just like riding a bicycle” that includes other things too, that once you’ve learned doing them, you never forget how to do them again, no matter how much time has passed by.
Like that We Don't Ever Forget How to Ride a Bike we could suppose that flying a plane would be exactly the same.
But what’s the truth?
Are pilots getting rusty and forget how to fly?

Tuesday 16
I hate snow
• February 16, 2021
Athens, Greece
Greece dressed in white

It's snowing today, it's snowing all over the place, in the biggest part of Greece and of course in Greece's capital city (Athens) and in fact downtown Athens, in its center.
As much as I'm happy with the joy of some kids who went out to play with the snow on the sidewalks, I can't stop wondering when this will end for the sun and the temperature to rise up high again.
As you might have understand from my previous posts, I've never liked the snow that much - neither the snowy landscapes, unless I'm somewhere really warm and I have nothing to do outside in the snow and the cold the whole day.
In fact, maybe part of my dislike for snow is because I may have been forced to have fun playing snowball fights when I was a toddler, which I didn't enjoy at all, but I had to do it because everyone thought it was fun (or they were pretending it was fun too) and when you are a child you definitely don't want to feel that you are staying "out of the game".
However, I think that there are many of us who are united by the slogan "Sun and sea, spring and summer forever" and if you want to read more about it, there's a relatively recent article of mine (from just two years ago) entitled "Five reasons why we hate snow».

Sunday 14
Greece as a gastronomic destination
• February 14, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy new week with good health!

Happy Valentine's Day my loves!
All the best to whom is in love with another person, with life, with the springtime, with quality food, with travel as a life style and with whatever make you the happiest of all!
Today I am sharing a tribute from Lonely Planet that nominates Greece as a Sustainable Travel Destination among 10 - in total - sustainable people and places.
So according to the Lonely’s Planet tribute Greece may not be known worldwide for implementing formal initiatives surrounding sustainable practices, but informally, Greeks have been green for centuries.
The age-old habit of growing vegetables, harvesting olives and preparing silky oil, and cooking up a storm with tomatoes, fresh fish and wild greens is the norm for most folk

Monday 8
Online travel due to Covid
• February 8, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy new week with good health!

Happy new week with good health for all of you! Here in Athens we've enjoyed a weekend with wonderful Alkyonides days and a traffic ban from 18.00 to 05.00 in the morning - because of Covid lockdown - making our need to go out and travel bigger than ever (especially for those who live in Athens or other cities with the deep red danger due to coronavirus). For those of you who feel me and are sending me a heart with a virtual hug to make everything feel better, I uploaded today a new article with some of the best online applications that allow us to travel around the world from the safety of our living room.

Monday 1st
• February 1st, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy New Month folks!

Welcome February! We love you even more through your differences. Be wise, keep us safe, happy and creative!

January 2021

Sunday 31
25 χρόνια από το βράδυ που χάθηκαν τρεις ήρωες στα ΙΜΙΑ
• January 31, 2021
Athens, Greece
25 years since we've lost three heroes at IMIA

Today there are 25 years since the military crisis and subsequent dispute over sovereignty between Greece and Turkey in 1996. 25 years since the greatest Turkish challenge to the indisputably Greek islands of Imia in the Aegean, marked by the death of three heroic officers of the Greek Navy, of Lieutenant Christodoulos Karathanasis,
of Lieutenant Hector Gialopsos and
of the originator Panagiotis Vlachakos:

Immortals Greek Heroes.-

Sunday 24
Porto Katsiki beach Lefkada Greece
• January 24, 2021
Lefkada, Greece
One of the best beaches in Greece

Last week I was looking back at Porto Katsiki's photos, the famous beach of Lefkada which is also considered to be one of the best beaches not only in Greece but in the whole Mediterranean and so this Sunday I decided it was time not only to tell you but also to show you many interesting and useful things about it.

Sunday 17
Porto Katsiki beach Lefkada
• January 17, 2021
Athens, Greece
In the heart of winter I will always raise summer

Sunday 17 January today (is the day of Saint Antonios and tomorrow the day of Saint Athanasios - Happy birthday to those who celebrate their name day), the feast of Saint Antonios is considered - traditionally - to be the heart of the winter and if you take a look around you (ok maybe not for us who are staying in the center of Athens, but in many other places and locations of Greece) the snow and the bad weather will not refute it.
Even if I am happy with your joy for the snow and all those photos you are uploading out in the cold (if you have somewhere warm to stay after) and the picturesque phrase of the "white day" that we jokingly waited to see after the troubles and anxieties of 2020 - you know me - I remain tamed in the summer (and in Spring of course) and my rebel soul shows it in every way. Hence today's photo from my favorite Lefkada island and its famous beach, Porto Katsiki and I hope that in just a few months we will be able to swim again in that heavenly light blue sea 🎏
May you all have a relaxing Sunday and a happy new week!

Saturday 16
The Three Loves Theory Helen Fisher
• January 16, 2021
Athens, Greece
The Three Loves Theory | Helen Fisher

Baby it's cold outside and is snowing all over the country so this tough Saturday during the Covid lockdown we are going to talk about Love that "warms the cockles of our heart" and the famous Three Loves Theory of Helen Fisher, the American biological anthropologist, human behavior researcher and self-help author, who proposed that humanity has evolved three core brain systems for mating and reproduction.

Thursday 14
5 Best Motivational Podcasts
• January 14, 2021
Athens, Greece
5 Best Motivational Podcasts | 2021

Are you stuck in a rut and need some guidance to help you move forward?

Well, read this:

The rise of audio content is expecting to be huge in 2021.
As so many lockdowns have forced the nation to get out and walk, instead of listening to music, people are choosing to listen to podcasts.

Whether you are feeling you need a reason for actions, willingness, and goals because you are stuck in a bad situation happened to you in the past or even right now in the coronavirus time you need to find the burning desire in you to move forward.

How this can happen?
Everyone is different and might need something else to figure it out but I'll tell you my winning project...

Wednesday 6
Flaming Capitol January 6, 2021
• January 6, 2021
Greece, World


Today - in the midst of a very contagious pandemic - the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece bypassed the decisions of the government - having its practical tolerance - and opened the churches along the country for the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Epiphany. On the other hand in America, angry Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol (of course they were white, they probably would have been shot just only with the thought of doing it - if they weren't white) and a large part of American people proved that “If you look at the monster for a long time, in the end you start to look like him”. Ah! And (just in case you're wondering) what Putin did, today he finally opened the good vodka he kept for special occasions (and not because the old Russian calendarists celebrate Christmas Eve).
Well done so far 2021! (of course I am kidding) Take care! 💋Filia!

Friday 1st
WhereIsLilyNow?Jean-Michel Jarre VR Experience in Notre Dame Live 2021
• January 1st, 2021
Athens, Greece
Wishing you a Fabulous New Year!

The Attic night sky was lit up by fireworks at the turn of the year and people from its balconies shouted as if we were in Wuhan. I hope you had a wonderful time, alone or with friends and family, I hope that you were safe and forward-thinking and I wholeheartedly wish the new year to bring us health, the end of the pandemic and all the best!
Today's video is from the 2021 countdown to the change of the year in the spectacular electronic virtual live concert of Jean-Michel Jarre and just like that (in a symbolic way) I wish it'll be this New Year for all of us!

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