Photography, Travel

Grainin’ Greece

Hello, world.

In the midst of sorting out all my photographs and editing new ones here and there I have re-discovered my film photos from Santorini and Athens.

I have shared these images with my people on social media, but never on this platform. As always, some are better than others but I think they do capture the moments.

Greece was the second country Kyla and I went to on our “Europe” trip circa Summer 2016 and we basically spent the 24h of our days together. Personally I enjoyed Athens a lot more because it provided a variety of things to see, do and appreciate whereas Santorini, although beautiful, became a routine and we like spontaneity.

Nevertheless, I’m sure you’ve seen multiple photographs of the blue waters and white architecture that the world associates with the greek islands, but here’s my little take on it.



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Something a lil different: Here are some shots of me by Kyla, my personal photographer and best friend.




Summer Escape: Malta


And the reminiscence begins.

Post-IB, my friends and I decided to embark on a 6 week holiday around Europe. Our stops; Malta, Athens, Santorini, Tuscany. This is the first part of the 4, and I’m working on a video for you lovely human beings too.

My best friend, Kyla, and I finished IB 10 days earlier than our friends, Toni and Olly, who we were travelling with. We spent it packing up the rooms that we’d lived in for 2 years, binge-watching Netflix while everyone else was still going to class/starting their exams and spending any other free time doing all the sport that we’d neglected during exam time. Oh and, a lot of naps in between.

Once everyone else was done with IB, and equipped with only the necessary summer essentials, the four of us set off on an early morning flight from London to Malta.

We did three things in Malta; party, sleep and beach. In a cycle. Constantly. We stayed 10 mins away from a little beach, which was incidentally next to the clubbing centre of Malta; St Julian. Many nights were spent hunting for the best music in a club, running away from creepy men, getting my wallet stolen………etc. you get the gist. Most of the photos that I took were taken in daylight, because I’m a firm believer of enjoying the moment instead of capturing it. So just believe me, when I say I had a lot of fun. Here are some to start off with – the beach near our house + snaps from the neighbourhood.

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Next up on the agenda: Water sport. Most of us hadn’t tried “Stand-up Paddle boarding”, otherwise known as SUP, so we decided to give it a go. I was decent for around 10 minutes before life took over and the falling began. I ended up swimming and pulling my board or “surfing” on it instead of actually standing up…but it was still fun. Tiring, yes. A work out, yes. But fun.

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Yes, the person in the water is me. I wasn’t lying when I said I didn’t have balance.

I will interrupt this beautiful serene and blue travel photography with some (blurry) photos of some of our night adventures. They are pre photos, and in a lot of them I seem to have a beverage. I’ve kept the best in private, naturally.

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On to more adventures. We are now in Valetta, which is the capital of Malta itself. The architecture here is very italian-like, and the language itself, maltese, sounds like a mix between Italian and Arabic. This might have something to do for it’s location; in between Sicily and North Africa. Just thought I’d mention that…

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Next up: the beach party. You know we had to do it. We got there late though, and missed the one act we wanted to see; lost frequencies. We also left halfway to go and eat dinner. Which is why we missed the act. But damn, that was some bomb-ass pizza. Honestly? We still had so much fun chilling, then getting hype on the european music that we didn’t completely understand. So the 30 euros were still worth it.

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The beautiful couple 🙂

The end: we decided to take a break from all the partying because it was putting a dent in our livers, and our wallets. We explored a few more beaches, tanned a lot, and even managed to include a visit to the Blue lagoon. Which some of us ended up being sick at because of the boat….but it’s okay. The view was worth it.

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I hope you enjoyed my edits/a little chat. Next up: Athens, Greece.

See you next week.

Andrea x