I know it has been a long time since my last post (indeed since November 2015). I owe you guys a big apology! I have been focused on my social media and live videos on facebook and left my blog behind. But I’m finally back!
I decided to give a new fresh look to my website and hope you guys like it! My website is still available in 4 languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) so you just have to pick the language you want in the menu where it says “English”. However I can’t guarantee that I will keep them as updated as the English version, but I will do my best!
Having my blog back will definitely be a better way to communicate with you guys and give you more attention thru the comment section. Please feel free to make questions, leave your opinion, make recommendations, everything!
My last post was about Chellah in Rabat (Morocco) and I promise I will post all the amazing photos we took in Morocco as we travelled North to South of the country + where we staid and which hotels we recommend!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw that after Morocco, Diogo and I went to Rome and came back to Morocco for a second time. Following to Lisbon for a quick stay of 3 days, we then visited Cairo (Egypt) and the Pyramids were I met actually a lot of my fans from facebook (we are already 324k)!
My next trip after Egypt was Greece (Santorini, Mykonos, Kos Island, and Athens). The pictures you see above were taken in Oia, one of the most touristic area of Santorini.
After my long stay in Greece, I went to Milano for a weekend followed by one day in Rome for the launch of Bulgari #RaiseYourHands campaign (I snapped the Event: MelanieBlog).
But between all these trips, I have been in Malta where I’m based now, developing another venture you guys will know about very soon!
Santorini was really the first trip I wanted to share with you guys as it’s the perfect destination for summer time and I can’t get enough of recommending this beautiful and romantic island! (I know I’m skipping the others destinations, but I will share them soon!)
I have to admit, I dreamt about this Island since I’m 15 years old! I’m so glad I finally visited it!
In fact, living in Malta makes my life way easier to travel in the Mediterranean: Malta-Athens €19 (yes…the price of the flight was cheaper than the taxi to the airport)! From Athens to Santorini we took a national flight (45mins). However there is also ferries, but I don’t recommend as it takes ages to arrive (5-6 hours)!
Santorini is the most famous of all the Greek Islands and there is several reasons for it! But in 2 words: the View!
The main villages (Oia, Imerovigli, Thera – capital of Santorini) are set in the caldera wall and has the most impressive views to the volcanic islands and to the rest of the caldera. The Sunset is an authentic show and we can’t get enough of screaming “Wow!” (spoiler: blog post about Sunset in Santorini coming soon).
Since the majority of the architecture is white (although the orthodox churches have blue rooftops), and the streets are white too, I definitely recommend to bring Red outfits (more particularly dresses) as it will make a wonderful contrast on your pictures!
However, you can’t wear heels in Santorini. The streets are very narrow, the majority made of stones, full of stairs, and downhill. Believe me, I tried! The only place where you can wear heels is in the main road of Oia.
When I arrived I was wearing compensated heels which was a real struggle to go down the very narrow stairs of our cave hotel (but I love so much to wear them…).
The name “cave” surprised me, but we were told it was the ancient typical houses where the first inhabitants of the island lived. The majority of the hotels in the caldera are all made of white caves with rounded ceilings.
Cave hotels or “Cave suites” are actually the signature of the island as we haven’t seen any other alike in Mykonos or Kos.
And the big bonus? An incredible infinite pool with the best view to the Aegean sea and Santorini!
After flights and transfers, I was so happy to finally arrive in this wonderful island. Such a dream becoming true! “I’m in heaven! I mean… Santorini!”
Tomorrow will be a long day, I can’t wait to explore this island and capture the most romantic landscapes I have ever seen.
Wish you a great night! And see you tomorrow!
Location: Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia – Santorini
Outfit: Red Dress Karen Millen; Shoes Guess; Handbag Ted Baker; Sunglasses Dolce&Gabbana.
Photography: Diogo Novo