Postcards from Yerevan (Winter)


Back in February 2023, we made a short, but very remarkable business trip to Armenia and of course it's capital Yerevan. In today's Piece of Life series - a day from Winter in the city of Yerevan. Many years ago I featured Postcards from Yerevan (Spring)   Republic Square in Yerevan definitely is the city's one of main landmarks and popular tourist spots. I first discovered it back at the start of January 2014, and have returned to Yerevan city since then a couple of more times. Centrally…

Beyond Yerevan: Why Vanadzor Should Be on Your Armenia Itinerary


Vanadzor, also known as Kirovakan during the Soviet era, is the third-largest city in Armenia. Located in the northern part of the country, Vanadzor serves as the administrative center of the Lori Province. The city is situated on the banks of the Pambak River and is surrounded by the picturesque mountains of the Lesser Caucasus. I made a quick stop and made a few drone photos here in Mid February 2023, after returning from Yerevan to Tbilisi. Vanadzor has a rich history and culture, with…

Postcards from Kvareli


Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Located in the Alazani Valley, near the foothills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, it was the birthplace of Georgian author Ilia Chavchavadze The area is in the center of the Kakheti wine-producing region, and the town itself is known for its Kindzmarauli wine, a semisweet red variety. Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House in Kvareli, Georgia Anyhow, there are many cool things to do and explore in and out of the city, like Grape…

Postcards from Mtskheta 2


Mtskheta is a small and lovely town located some 20 km from nation' s capital Tbilisi. Some will find a lot of similarities in Mtskheta with the town of Sighanghi, while others will enjoy architectural and religious pearls of Mtskheta. Svetitskhoveli church, Jvari monastery or Samtavro are just a few to name.  In today' s Piece of Life series - Mtskheta as we saw it in early November 2018 (from the small balcony of hotel Gino Wellness)  Also see: Postcards from Mtskheta Mtskheta in HDR I'…

Postcards from Ventspils


Ventspils is a city situated on the western coast of Latvia, on the Baltic Sea. Ventspils is one of Europe's busiest ports. It is also the city that honours the past, thinks of the future, and never stops working!  In today's Piece of Life series - postcards from Latvian seaside town - Ventspils.  Captured back in Summer 2017 A cannon Found one at the inner yard of Ventpils Livonian Order Castle Cow-traveler sculpture in Ventspils View towards Ventspils port Shot from Viewing…

Postcards from Talsi


Talsi is a city in Latvia, I have discovered just lately. During the Summer of 2017, I had to spend here some time. During my stay, I discovered some amazing places, and have returned here for a couple of times more. In today's Piece of life series - postcards from Talsi. Postcards from Talsi Reminds me panoramas from Germany's Mossel Valley, see: 3 day leisure trip to Germany (The Mossel Valley)  or Andernach - A Lovely German Town On The Banks Of Rhine View towards Talsi town

Postcards from Crete


It has been now over a year since we visited the Greek island of Crete, during the past months I've already documented many stories from this trip. In today's Piece of Life series - one of the last days on the island back in 2017. Town in Crete The town is most probably Argiroupoli, as somewhere in this area we enjoyed a cup of coffee, see: Palios Mylos Restaurant Review near Argiroupoli Springs, Crete Rural Crete See: Discoveries in Crete - Rough Road To Balos Beach Narrow roads in…

Postcards from Kuldīga


Kuldīga has been featured on the blog many times, starting old brick bridge over the Venta river, including flying fish over Venta rapid, ending some of the finest Kuldīga restaurants In today's Piece of Life series - a tranquil sunset from Kuldīga Statue of Love during sunset in Kuldīga A cool, wood carved sculpture. Compare this one with the metallic sculpture of Ali and Nino (located in Batumi, Georgia) Brick bridge in Kuldīga Brick bridge in Kuldīga over the river of Venta according…

Postcards from Chania


At the start of June, 2017 we traveled for a 3 week leisure trip to the island of Crete, Greece, and our first stop was lovely coastal town Chania. We spent a lovely night discovering local Cretan cuisine and I photographed a lot nightly scene, equipped with a tripod and long exposures, lovely. That said - postcards from Chania! Chania lighthouse Lively Chania promenade with lots of cafeterias About 18 months ago we visited the so called Italian Riviera - Portofino, see: Portofino -…

Postcards from Athens


Just like in the case of postcards from Istanbul, we had just a few hours to spend in Athens, Greece, between layover flight to Chania (Crete).  Equipped with camera and adventurous spirit we dive in the narrow streets of Athens to discover it's beauty and visit some ancient sites. Square in Athens One of our first stops in the city center arriving from Athens airport.  Graffiti in Athens View towards Athens From distance Athens seems very similar to Tbilisi, the place from above…