Greece greeted us with a clouded sky, friendly people and a cerulean sea. Even though the weather wasn’t perfect for a walk, we left our luggage in the hotel and began to explore the city.
The reason we came to Greece is the 14th Thessaloniki Film Festival. Thanks to Melody Gilbert (a filmmaker “FrozenFeetFilms” and a JMC professor at my university), we had a chance not only to attend the screenings of various films, but also to talk to the directors and producers of these movies. The magic of cinematography wasn’t behind the curtain for us anymore. We had watched more than 10 films in 4 days, talked to so many fascinating people: directors, producers, actors and distributors. And walked several miles!
Going from one movie theater to another, we truly enjoyed the beautiful city of Thessaloniki in between screenings. Its gallant European streets, bustling markets and ubiquitous pastry shops mesmerized us to the very core. And the sea… Oh, that never-ending, magnificent sea…
More to come.
Have you ever been to a place that always makes you happy? Instantly. For no reason. Well, Odessa makes me happy whenever I visit it. But I don’t quite understand why I love Odeesa so much. The sea? Yeah. Beautiful architecture. Sure. The people? Certainly yes. But maybe all these things combined together create such a unique, attractive, cozy atmosphere that just doesn’t let you go once you’ve been there. THERE… Odessa. I will never let you go. Maybe it’s in my blood, you know, ’cause my mom used to go to college in Odessa. There’s just something inexplicable, something magical about that city. I don’t know what it is. And, frankly, I don’t wanna know. I love Odessa the way it is and I wouldn’t change a thing. Not a tiny little thing. ❤
Hello, everyone. How are you doing? 🙂
I love to travel and I’ve been to a lot of different places: from the USA to Bulgaria. And I can’t wait share my impressions, ‘left-overs’ from each trip. I will also post lots of pictures all taken by me. But first, I feel like I need to tell you where I come from. My home town is Magadan, which is in Russia, Far East.
It is that really small town at world’s end, where you can get only by air (no trains, guys). Just mountains, endless sea, gorgeous wild nature and, surely, the people. The People. I think in Magadan live the most hospitable people. We are like a huge family. You visit your friends, relatives without asking them in advance, and it’s a completely normal thing! And the nature… it’s freaking breathtaking!
Magadan is actually a port town. And I love the sea. Can’t live without it. It inspires me and calms down at the same time. Pure magic.
Winter in Magadan is a real adventure! When suddenly everything and everyone becomes covered in snow (and I mean it!), you just sit by the window,mesmerized, holding a cup of hot tea/coffee or you go to the nearest store/coffee house to get warm if you happen to be on the street. Just look at these pictures.
That’s the place where I was born, where I spent all my childhood (I left it when I was 18), where I first fell in love, broke my nose and met lifelong friends. It’s my home. So real, yet so magic.
A view from my apartment.
Next post will be tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed that one. If you want to see more pictures of Magadan, then visit that awesome web site http://www.magadan360.ru/ . It’s in Russian, but I think you won’t have any problem 🙂 Just click on the pictures. Have a wonderful time! Let’s Igo!