Cluj-Napoca, Istanbul, Thessaloniki

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Back in 2004, I moved from my hometown to Thessaloniki to study mechanical engineering. As a student, I got to do a lot of new and exciting things, the most important and life-changing being the fact that I started traveling – a lot.

Since late 2010, I've been back to Thessaloniki, not being able to travel as much, so I really had to find something else to occupy my mind with. That's when I started getting into photography. Since then, I'm using my photography as my way to escape reality and everyday life.

My passions are:

  • Food
  • People
  • Photography
  • Running
  • Technology
  • Tennis
  • Travelling
  • Wine

In my city I have great tips for:

  • Sports & recreation
  • Shops & markets
  • Local neighbourhoods
  • Hidden gems
  • Alternative spots
  • Galleries & museums
  • Art & architecture
  • Bars & nightlife
  • Restaurants & food
  • Cafés & coffee shops

I love my city because: Thessaloniki is a city of great contrast. Nowadays, it seems to me that the city is trying to re-identify itself through its own people. Not always in the best way, but still... Last, but not least, I love its people, who are beautiful and easily loveable.

My idea of a great trip is: When I'm traveling, I am always trying to remember to be a traveler instead of a tourist. That means that I appreciate it much more, whenever I get the chance to spend some time with locals, talk with them, eat their food and drink their drinks with them. After all, it's all about the people you meet on the way...

I have travelled to: Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany, Cyprus, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, FYROM, France, Sweden. I am deeply in love with Istanbul. I also like Tallinn, Prague and Paris very much.