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By the Danube

A story by the Danube river…

by the Danube river, Bratislava,Slovakia

During their winter promenade by the Danube river, something unexpected got their attention from the other side of the river, so they moved closer to the river bank. The father, as an adult with more experience and knowledge is trying to give an explanation to his little one, who listens carefully to his story.

After a long pause, they continued staring at the the river and slowly both of them immersed in their own thoughts!

This quiet and beautiful moment though did not last for long, because they were interrupted by the other members of the family.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

UFO tower

UFO Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
UFO Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia | by karafc

Walking alongside the banks of the Danube river in Bratislava, we approached the New Bridge with the UFO tower. This bridge has always fascinated me and no matter how many times I pass by, it draws me in. I find myself taking its pictures every time, and each time it’s from different vantage point.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd


Twigift is a cute little shop located  in the heart of old town Bratislava, with handmade creations and unique art pieces. You can find anything your heart desires from an array of  interesting things that are made out of wood, yarn, metal, clay, textile, glass etc. The warm ambiance and the  friendly personnel makes you feel welcome and cozy.

Twigift shop, Klariska 7, Bratislava
Twigift shop in Bratislava, Slovakia | by karafc

I loved spending time in this shop during my stay there. It was, undoubtedly,  one of my favorite shops.

If you ever visit Bratislava make sure to stop by. I’m sure you will be as captivated by it as I was.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Under the New Bridge

Under the New Bridge - 'Novy Most' in Bratislava, Slovakia
Under the New Bridge – ‘Novy Most’ in Bratislava, Slovakia | by karafc

A magical view of the castle of Bratislava enlighten on the hill. The lights of the city give a different look to the Danube river which is beautifully colored from the reflections of the lights.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:  Bridge

Annual Flood Festival

Each year in June the flood festival, known as Kataklysmos*, is taking place in each coastal town of Cyprus, which is celebrated 50 days after Orthodox Easter on the day of the Holly Spirit.

It is an open-air fair with the stalls set up alongside the seashore selling crafts, toys, hygiene items, traditional food and sweets.

The most popular custom of the day of  Kataklysmos is the throwing of water to one another. A custom we really enjoyed when we were younger.

*Cataclysm comes from the Greek word Kataklysmos which means “a deluge or flood.”

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

Nature trail in Kakopetria

The last time we visited Kakopetria – our favorite village as you know by now –  we walked for the  first time in the nature trail ‘Monopati tis Vateris’. It is  located alongside the old town of Kakopetria and the river Klarios.

If you ever find yourself in this charming place, I highly recommend to walk the trail. It’s just a kilometer long with a breathtaking scenery. You can sit on the wooden benches that are placed in various locations, take in the wonderful surroundings and let your imagination run wild.  Walking by the stream you can hear the sound of the running water, the tweeting of the birds and the loud song of the cicadas.

We really enjoyed our walk and the calming effect it had on us. Looking forward to going back soon.