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Bohemian Autumn

Today was a beautiful, golden Sunday in October.  The perfect day to take Shiloh (my Mum’s dog) on an outing. We walked to a nearby park which he loved. It was quite warm, I think about 23°C, but I didn’t trust the weather thus I took my old olive coat with me, which I think, added a bohemian touch to my outfit. But I don’t want to lay down next week with a head cold, you know. But nevertheless I enjoyed the warm sunlight.
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Shiloh loved being out. There was a small brook and before I could stop him, he ran into it. Boys love being dirty, and dogs are no exception, I reckon.

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Hat’n’dress’n’tights: H&M, coat: Amisu, boots: Deichman, necklace: Fossil

Kissing Fish in Οία

Today I will tell you everything about my Οία Spa experience: “Kissing Fish” I saw similar of these Beauty Spas in Athens last year, but didn’t get a treatment.

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During this treatment you put your feet in a small basin ans Garra Rufa, small fish without teeth remove the dead skin cells of your feet, which is supposed to be very relaxing.
I already knew that here in Germany those little fish and their treatment are part of medical procedures. Patients of atopic dermatitis or psoriasis get similar treatments here. So I knew that this treatment was already ‘known’ and kind of ‘approved’. But relaxing1? Medical tratment are seldom relaxing.
I was very curious about it and thought ‘why not have a go’? After spending the morning at the Red Beach I went to the Spa and was greeted by friendly atmosphere and nice staff.

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I was asked, if I had applied any sun lotion an by legs and feet (which I had) but after I said, that I already had a shower, it was ok. I had to wet my feet and legs and then put some paper slippers on. Then I could take a seat. The staff member examined my legs. I had some mosquito bites which had to be covered. I asked her why this was supposed to be. (I am quite sure that patients with psoriasis do not cover their skin.) I was told that I could feel uncomfortable with the fish at those mosquito bites. Without the slippers I was told to lower my feet slowly into the basin.

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I had a 20 minutes treatment (20,00€) but I think, the little fish didn’t have much to do at my feet. Especially after walking at the red beach with its little stones. Nevertheless I felt the tickling sensation. It is tickling all over the feet like you are standing on a power plate. It is very hard to explain. For the American woman next to me, the sensation was quite overwhelming: “Oh God!! I love it, oh I love it. This is sooo gooood. Oh my God!! I want this… Oh more!” To me it was a nice experience event it was not that … extatic!
Your skin feels very smooth afterwards and you are feeling relaxed, but I think, a normal exfoliation and a massaging footbath will give the same results. If you want to give your self a special treat, it is a good method to do so, anyway. Don’t misunderstand me, I had lots of fun! But not as part of ones ‘beauty routine’.

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Atlantis Book Store in Οία

For a postgraduate in Comparative Literature the independent Atlantis bookstore is a Must-go-and-see. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary.  When we arrived in Οία I was so eager to visit it, but on our first stroll through the village I couldn’t find it. But when we went out to fetch something we had forgotten in our car, we stumbled over it. Hours ago I walked 2 times past it. Unfortunately the cat you can rent was off duty this night.

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You have to climb down steep narrow stairs and than you are in the midst of literature.

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The books are piled up until the ceiling, ordered by the languages in which they are written in. You find a section of German books, French books, English books, Greek books…

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And if you want a book that is directly below the ceiling? You have to climb up to reach it!

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Our night visit of Atlantis books was awesome! Especially because we had it for ourselves alone. No other customer was present. I think the brides were still occupied with their photoshootings. We stayed for half an hour and only got a glimpse of all the books present. On our way back happen to stumble over the cat. We couldn’t rent it of course, it’s work was over – but we could at least take some pictures of it!

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Γλυφάδα essentials

Ok, my blog is supposed to be mainly about my travels, but there are very few, so I can post also about other things. It’s a make up review today. I bought those items in Greece 2 weeks ago, and I applied them before my trip to Γλυφάδα (one of the richer districts of Attika), so it is kind of travel related. ;)
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I got those goodies in Οδος Ερμου at the local M A C store. Originally I wanted to buy some M A C goodies at the duty free store at Düsseldorf Airport, but they weren’t available there. Still in Germany I looked what I wanted to buy and I chose a mascara, a blush (Mocha) and a lipstick (Faux).
I like the colour and consistency of both, the blush and the lipstick. They are a nice rose wood colour, so nearly invisible, after applying. I don’t like my make up to be too intense. Otherwise I feel like a clown. Both products stay long, OK, perhaps no 8 hours (especially the lipstick), but longer than most of the products I used to use before.
The mascara (false lashes) blackens the lashes without letting them appear like “fly legs” (is there an English equivalent for “Fliegenbeine”? I don’t know…) Anyway, my lashes are black and that is what they supposed to look. I used to use a H&M mascara, but I am not satisfied with it. It crumbs, something I don’t like.
I must say, that those items are more expensive than any make up I used to buy before. But I don’t like to buy the whole much more cheaper essence and p2 limited editions, because they are soooo cheap, only to resell them 2 weeks later on ebay. I only buy few items and actually use them, so they can be a little bit more expensive as long as they are good. And those three are…

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