Maria Iotova

A serial expat and writer, living abroad helps me look at things with fresh eyes and get rid of preconceptions. I find it easier to board a plane and start all over again than deciding what to have for dinner, but putting my life on the scale and hitting the 23 kg target isn’t sorrow-free. From Greece to England, Ghana, South Korea, and Mauritius, the world is my home.

female solo traveller

Best tips for female solo travellers

I took my first solo trip when I was 12, during the Easter school holiday. It was a 16-hour-long bus …

Koukaki neighbourhood in Athens

Koukaki: Athens’ cool neighborhood

Back in the early 2000s, Koukaki was my liberation. Every morning, I was taking the 15-minute walk from my home …

4 worth-knowing ventures in Mauritius for mindful travelers

During my two-year stay in Mauritius, I was curious to discover the action besides the lush hospitality industry and the …

5 restaurants in Toronto we wouldn’t have discovered without a local

5 restaurants in Toronto we wouldn’t have discovered without a local

I booked my flight to Canada spontaneously longing for a city break after three years in rural Mauritius. Surprisingly, I …