Where I’ve Been + Pictures from Thessaloniki πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·βœ¨

Hello there! Long time no speak.

I’ve been a little MIA for the past … six months, so here’s a little catching up.

I finished my semester and am writing my thesis now, while working full time on a new job. So, any free time I have I … spend trying not to think about the thesis, or reading about the thesis. At the very least, I chose a topic that is interesting for my career as well, but it’s difficult not to get overwhelmed.

I’d like to start catching up on some travel updates from the past. Somehow, this space is slowly turning into a “travel blog” – but I kind of like that πŸ™‚ Always dreamed of being a travel blogger who works from vacation … Booking.com sponsor me? πŸ™‚


Anyways, let’s catch up in chronological order. At the start of March, my boyfriend and I went for a weekend trip to Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is a mere 5 hour drive away, and a very common weekend destination for many Kosovars. In fact, a lot of people go to study there as well (including my dad, a long time ago!), so you can always run into friends there as well.

We found a very cute and central boutique hotel on discount and stayed there. 10/10 would recommend, if you want to ask me about it later. It even had a lovely balcony, where I tried to have my romanticised morning coffee at – but it was a bit too cold πŸ™‚

Next, we did the typical Veneta-travel-inspired Thessaloniki agenda: Mediterranean Cosmos, IKEA, city center. We didn’t shop much, but I did get a cute pillow at IKEA and two 5-euro Lack tables. I was looking for a particular light fixture, but I think that thing is so popular, it’s probably sold out worldwide. Or, at least it was sold out in Thessaloniki.

It was very cold in Kosovo those days, and having this escape to a warmer Thessaloniki was very welcomed. Even just sitting by the seaside and watching the sunset was a magical weekend escape πŸ™‚

I think one of the reasons Thessaloniki is so popular with us, is because it’s so familiar. It’s like going to the next biggest city, from your little town. We don’t expect much from it, but you’ll always have a great time drinking fancy coffees, eating and shopping around.

The next morning, we had some breakfast, and some coffee (with a view!), and headed back home.

As always, thank you for reading! And stay tuned for my upcoming write-up on Disneyland! πŸ™‚



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