Showing the magic of different cultures across the globe.
The Spirit of Morocco
The photo depicts a young Berber nomad selling all kinds of trinkets and tools in the village of Ouarzazate. From necklaces to tea-pots and from hand-made carpets to traditional navigational tools for the desert, this photo captures the soul of Morocco, full of mysticism, traditions and exotic, unimaginable beauty.
Igris, the lone fisherman, Lithuania
I met him in Trakai, Vilnius while walking on a frozen lake close to the castle. I approached him and asked if he had caught any fish. He lifted his hand and showed me 2 small ones standing frozen next to him. I asked what's his name. He waved at me making it clear he knew zero English. I asked again in Russian, he told me Igris. We spend the next 15 minutes, trying to communicate speaking in the little Russian I know and him waving and making gestures to help me understand. He was 54 years old from Russia and was previously a Captain for the Soviet army. When the Soviet Union Collapsed he moved to Lithuania and was living in Trakai since then. That's all I got.
He was sitting in the middle of a lake. Alone, peaceful waiting to catch a fish. What truly caught my attention though, in the first place was his face. He had the face of a man who had seen many hardships in life and yet managed to survive. The face of someone who had seen things that my generation would never experience.
Easter in Greece
Believer or not being in Greece for Easter is definitely that someone coming from abroad will always remember!
On Saturday night, thousands of people flock to nearby churches with their candles to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At 00.00 as the day changes, the priest anounces Christ's revival, passing the holy light (or flame) to the people around him. Each person then lights the candle of the one next to him and the result is a sea of candle fires that is mesmerising to watch.
Fireworks then light the night sky with hugs and kisses following between family members and friends wishing each other all the best.
On Sunday everyone gathers up with loved ones to make a huge feast roasting a whole lamp whille eating tens of other delicacies.
If you love Greek food, culture and want to experience an ancient tradition then that's time for you to come in Greece.
It's definitely one of the reasons I love this county and I bet that anyone who plans to come visit Greece at this time of the year would more more than impressed.
Desert cruising, Morocco
A capture taken on our camel riding trip, it shows the majestic beauty of the red sands in Merzouga Desert, Morocco and the traditional costumes of the Berber nomads that inhabit the region.
Grandpas of Milos
There was something unique about the locals of Milos and especially the elders.
Saw this two gentlemen while walking close to a beach. Calm, peaceful and with a big smile on their faces they were curious to know where I was from and what I thought of their island.
Both were locals and said that they felt blessed to have lived in this beautiful place that according to legend was the birthplace of the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.
He grabbed my attention as we were hiking towards the summit of a hill. He told me that he comes at this spot twice a week to clear his mind and appreciate what nature has given to us.
It was cold and windy but there he stood, shirtless, gazing at the marvel that laid in front of him. Lakes, mountains and the ocean playing with the clouds on the horizon. It seems like that Scotland's landscape has enough beauty to keep a man's heart and body warm even in the harshest weather conditions.
Dutch beauty, Netherlands
While traveling to the Netherlands the weather was very hard to handle, unending cold, wind, rain, and hail battered us without end. The country experienced one of the hardest storms it has seen for the last ten years with many buildings being destroyed and flights getting cancelled.
But all of this doesn't matter compared to the good times we had. To the beautiful streets and canals we saw in Amsterdam and Leiden or the imposing buildings of the Hague and the positive, luminous people we met there.
This photograph describes our whole trip and pretty much my outcome in life. The weather might be dull, grey, freezing and wet like the background of this picture but the bike full of flowers on this bridge makes it all worth it. The Dutch weather might be harsh, cold and dull to handle but their flowers are one the most beautiful and brightest I have seen. We can all learn a thing or two by looking at them. Look for the brightness and positivity around you. Remember the good times and forget the bad. Choose to be with people that make you thrive and blossom.
A Romanian handmade carpet wih beautiful patterns and colors.
Let it snow, Lithuania
A beautiful snowy view of an orthodox church, over the Neris river. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Slovenia's most touristic lake and definetely one of the most beautiful, offers an amazing array of experiences for anyone who visits. Amazing views, boat rides, bars, restaurants to try local food, and for the daring few a swim to the island in the middle of the lake.
Three crosses, Lithuania
There are many legends behind the creation of the famous 3 crosses in Vilnius, Lithuania. Most say it's origins dates back to the 17th century when three monks placed them them there to pay tribute to a group of fellow monks who were martyred in the 14th century.
The monument has changed many times, with the current one having been built by the architect and sculptor Antoni Vivulskis.
For many now, it symbolises the unity between the three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Offering a spectacular panoramic view of the city, it is a must see for anyone who visits Vilnius.