Elysian Fields Retreat

Spending three days in the Romanian countryside, surrounded by animals and a breath-taking view, is an ideal way to effectively reduce stress, unwind and relax, and that is precisely what we’ve done these past couple of days. Sadu is a rather small village in Sibiu County, Romania. The archaeological discoveries carried out on the territory … Continue reading Elysian Fields Retreat

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Book Review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a one of those books I can’t find enough superlatives to describe. However, I can doubtlessly say that it is one of the best books I have ever read. Hyped up books are either outstanding or utterly overrated, which is why I have the tendency to avoid them (and not only books, but everything that is popular). Needless to say, I had my doubts when picking up this novel.

The best books I’ve read this year (so far)

2022 hasn't been as productive as the last year in terms of reading, and that for multiple reasons, which include having to sacrifice my reading time for the sake of writing my dissertation and some personal issues. Regardless, while I haven't read that many books - which is fine - there have been a couple of memorable ones. More specifically, I picked three books I loved reading and will remember for a long time.

Lunar landscapes in Vlychada

Vlychada beach is one of Santorini’s black sand beaches, and while that’s striking itself, what I found to be spectacular were the bright rocks with unusual and asymmetrical shapes overlooking the Aegean sea. Over the years the wind, the waves and the rain as well have carved a series of rocks that feel otherworldly and … Continue reading Lunar landscapes in Vlychada