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Letters from Finland: Last Call for Helsinki

My dear travellers and fashionistas, today I have prepared for you a special treat, because I realized that I missed to share with you one fashion-travel story from Finland. This post will also be the real ending of my incredible adventure that I experienced in the capital of Finland – Helsinki. For those who first read my blog and want to learn more about Helsinki, read the previous posts on this link, I’m sure you will love this lovely city in Northern Europe and will dissolve your heart.

Some people say that memories are not so important and after some time they will disappear from our memory… I disagree with this because I am sure that all the beautiful things that happened to us, all journeys and important memories remain in our subconscious and only is the question of the moment when our mind will again decide to remind us of those same nice moments! 🙂 Since my adventure in Finland, it’s been a couple of months ago, but I still remember the crazy wind that was blowing during our last day in Helsinki.

I would like to back again there, before I start with today’s post I would like to say huge thank you to wonderful Elisabeth from My Helsinki and that I was the part of amazing #MyHelsinkiResidence project. Also, I would like to say thank you to all partners of this project and I hope we will work again soon!

I remember well that we took photos of this same outfit for two days because of the wind and I managed to make some nice pictures for this post, but I completely forgot about these pictures because after Finland I quickly got sick, and the trip to Cyprus followed up after and I completely has forgotten about these pictures. A couple of days ago, a boy from Bosnia and Herzegovina sent me an e-mail that he saw a nice black jacket in the first post from Helsinki, but he did not find a fashion post from Finland with that same jacket and he sent my picture in that black jacket as attachment.

After reading the email, I was not lazy, so I opened my blog and started looking for a post with this black jacket, so I realized that I actually forgot to post these pictures… Helsinki, a cold city with a warm heart was the perfect city for taking pictures of this fashion combination.

I am from those people who think that black colour looks much better on other persons than me and I have always tried to avoid black and grey colours. My mom who always had a great influence on my fashion taste and style always said one and the same sentence: “Marko, my dear child black is not the right colour for you… You are guy with the darker shade of hair, the black colour looks much better on blond person. Simply black on black, it doesn’t go so easily! “. That’s why I’ve always tried to not wear black clothes, maybe I used to have some black trousers, but I was trying to make clothes which going closer to my face to be brighter and cheerful colors, just to look more refreshing.

My best friends from Burberry wanted to send us blogger early gifts for Christmas so I got this jacket at my home address, which I really did not hope for because they wanted to surprise us with a gift for the holidays, and we had the opportunity to complete the outfit after with some other stuff. Since I picked out these gray pants that you see on the pictures and one sweeter orange color, I realized that I made a big contrast, so I decided to take the photos of a sweater another time, so I did not carry it on a trip to Finland.

Honestly, I was planning to shoot this outfit with one turtleneck sweater, which I bought in Zara, so I took it on the trip with me. Like everything else in my life, everything is so complicated, so I managed to burn my favourite roll neck sweater with the help of iron machine that I did not obviously knew to use it properly, because it was totally different with a bunch of options, I hoped that I managed to fit everything nicely, but the wool that sticked to the plate of the iron, so the sweater was burned there…

I was wrong, it was my favorite a piece in the wardrobe, since my skin is very sensitive to the wool, it’s easy to notice an allergic reaction on my skin somehow I succeeded with the softener after a couple of washes to make it good for my skin. Now that same sweater was destroyed, after 3 years of careful using and storage…

After half an hour of criticising myself and few chocolate bites, the photographer told me that he noticed in the past days that there was some special sale note in the window of the Zara, so we went out of the apartment without breakfast and went to Zara. There I found this sweater that fit perfectly and for 12 euros I got a new favourite fashion piece from Zara. Someone will say that the sweater may be a bit “old” for me, but I liked it at first sight and I think it can be combined easily because of these pastel colours stripes.

The last day in Helsinki ended, little Marko almost late for his flight, because the last train with which I could get on time went, luckily the tourist board had an understanding for me, so they helped me with the transport and everything was better than what I could imagine would ever be in my life. Sometimes people are needed for true happiness much less than some people think. I wanted to make nice photos, but I did not think about the time as always…

My dear ones, once again we have come to the end of this special fashion outfit post from Helsinki. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and soon I will start collaboration with one worldwide airline and this year will be full of adventures and excitements, so be prepared!

Last day in Helsinki was so sad because we left our Aallonkoti apartment where we had feeling like we are at our home. Thank you for having us for a wonderful week, I hope we will see again!

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Sweater: Zara

Trousers: Burberry

Boots: Makia

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

 

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Burberry and Makia who made my day with these nice clothes and I hope that I have succeeded to show you this elegant black combination.

How do you like this outfit? Have you prepared your closet for spring maybe? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you! Now I will leave you just to enjoy in this beautiful landscape and of course the symbol of Helsinki – Helsinki Cathedral.

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Tourist Board of Helsinki – My Helsinki, Aallonkoti Hotel Apartments, Makia brand, Burberry Limited and others partners of My Helsinki organisation which kindly help this #MyHelsinkiResidence project.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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From Picard with Love…

Hi everyone, how are you today? It’s time to do some final preparations for the weekend. Friday is a magical day, there is no person on the world, who does not like this day. Maybe some people are more looking forward expecting this day than holidays, I have to admit that I understand them… Everyone needs some time to rest, but the daily duties and everyday life do not give us much free time and maybe it’s just Friday, a symbol of freedom that we expect every week with with a smile on our face.

Since I had to get out of my “cave” (house) to pay some bills and to attend on some business meetings for potential collaborations with my blog in the future, I decided it’s maybe a perfect time to make the new photos for a new post. I called the photographer and we “occupied” the most Instagramous spotlight in Belgrade (the most famous place where people are most photographed for Instagram when they are in Belgrade) – the crossroads of Uzun Mirkova and Kralja Petra streets. This crossroads has been on the photos so many times and there are no influencers who did not make some fashionable post here. I decided to see what is so special at that crossroads, will this place help me make some new beautiful and fashionable photos for the blog.

Okay, I have to admit the location itself is very photogenic, but avoid shootings during weekdays in the middle of a city crowd. Well, it was not bad, but on the other hand, I wanted something a little different. The photographer gave me the idea that since we do not have much time for making photos we should move to a little less noisy street in the city center to make pictures for this post. I listened that advice and we started to take pictures of the Belgrade streets that make Belgrade’s heart so unique and so original.

New Year’s decorations are still on the streets, maybe the authorities are afraid that the people will “enter” in the massive epidemic of “post-holiday” depression, and they are trying to keep the decorations and lights on the streets of Belgrade as long as possible (I heard that the situation is similar in other cities in Serbia and some other countries in Balkan region) .

I decided to ignore winter temperatures, so I replaced the winter jacket with a trench and I brought a little color into my monotone beige-gray combination with a red bag. When I was at Picard, I noticed a nice red leather skins during the tour, but I did not see what a product looks like in that colour. On my question whether they made a bag or some of the leather goods in this unusual red color, they showed me the model of the backpack you saw in one of the previous posts – LINK and this business bag, which is usually intended to carry a laptop.

Since I already picked a same model of backpack in brown colour, I was a bit strange to take the same model of backpack in red, but on the other hand what would I gonna do with a business bag ?! My dilemma was solved by the girl who made me company during the tour and gave me a couple of main key reasons why I should have one business bag in my wardrobe.

For a long time, this bag was waiting for its “special occasion” to be carried, but finally it saw the light of the day when little Marko realized that it was not serious to carry folders and important papers that were uncomfortable in the backpack and that this business bag was ideal for little Marko to step into the business world. Meetings passed in the best possible order, even this red beauty got a lot of compliments, precisely because of its unusual color.

So another Friday has passed, the bag had its first official appearance on the streets of Belgrade, and Marko, after completing his duties and shooting for this post, honored himself with several hundred grams of dry biscuits in his favourite bakery and shared with his photographer. Of course, the beautiful sunny Friday is used in the best possible way – in a good mood, with smile on the face and walking the streets that make this city so special.

Are you ready for upcoming weekend, my dear Belgrade? Surely, as always, I’m sure that you’re interested to know what I’ve put on this time, so I’ll leave you a little hint, but do not tell anyone, give me your word that you will not reveal my little fashion secret! Ok, ok I believe in your word!

OUTFIT

Trench: Burberry

Sweater: Turo x Ikla

Bag: Picard

Trousers: Dsquared2

Boots: Makia

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? How do you like this interesting red detail – The BAG? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Finnish fashion street style brand  Makia, fashion house Turo and German leather garments brand Picard.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.
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Letter from London: Centre of Hedonism in 48 Hours

Hi everyone, how are you today? Have you finished all the preparations for the weekend? As I promised you last week, today I will show you all the beauties of the capital of England – London. A couple of days ago, with the help of my friends from the London City Tourism Board, I was able to visit London and to spend an unforgettable 48 hours in the capital of Europe that never sleeps.

When someone mentions you a word – London , what is your first association? For me it’s raining, misty weather, beautiful architecture and, of course, iconic coats and umbrellas from the British brand that I really adore – Burberry. London is a city for hedonists, a place where it is simply impossible to be dissatisfied with the service or selection of brands or shops, because London is itself a center of true hedonism.

I visited London for the first time as a kid whom my parents made to go with them and I would rather stay in Belgrade to play with my “squad” from the neighbourhood. Tt was winter time, December just before the Christmas holiday. I cried all the time, until my parents took me to see the famous Harrods department store that you can not simply skip easily when you come to London.

When you’re in London for holidays it’s just not important, do you had the money to buy something, or just come as tourists to enjoy in the Christmas spirit. That department store was incredible, especially for a kid who no longer wanted to return home. New Year’s magic made irreparable “damage” in the heart of a little Marko.

I’m sure that you know that well-know fact that the symbols of the London city are famous callbox and red dabldeker buses and every time you meet one of these two symbols on the street, you know that you have come to the capital of England. The English people and all the other nations that are part of the United Kingdom are completely different from the rest of Europe. Mentality, the way of life, and even humor is completely different, and who has not spent time with them can not understand some of their actions, behaviour and ways of life for a long time. Their humor on the first sight is not recognizable, their jokes make no sense to us, but if you spend time with them realize that they are completely different and their jokes are one big true.

Walking along the banks of Thames is always relaxing, whenever I get to this city I have to walk around this river and visit the Hyde Park for unusual furry friends – squirrels that are just so big and adorable, because they are all fed by people, but they are so funny and sweet. Since this time I was not able to visit everything in 48 hours which I had available in London, I decided to visit my sweet furry friends next time.

London is a city which welcome all of its visitors with open heart, it is not important whether you are a traveler with a limited budget or a wealthier traveler who has dropping diamonds out of the pocket, London is always here to welcome you. The only thing that is a bit harder for some countries, for example for Serbia and the surrounding countries of the region is Visa! Getting a visa for England is once an impossible mission, my friends have been denied twice, they simply do not know why, but they got a visa for the third time …

Not even today, none of us can understand why. The other thing is the price of a visa that changes from time to time, I did not pay the visa this time, so I do not know what its current price is now, but I know that the cheapest price is always over 100 British Pounds (B. Pound is significantly stronger than the Euro) .

What shouldn’t miss in London? My top 10 sights which you just can’t not miss!

  1. Big Ben Tower Clock
  2. Buckingham Palace
  3. London Eye
  4. Tower Bridge
  5. Trafalgar Square
  6. The oldest public opened museum on the world – British Museum
  7. National Gallery of London
  8. Hyde Park
  9. Walking around the Thames river
  10. St. Paul Cathedral

If you decide to buy a flight ticket from low-cost companies on time (2.3 or more months in advance) or take advantage of the action with low-cost airlines Wizzair, Easy Jet or some other low-cost airline company you can visit London for some really small amount of the money like 30-50 euros for return flight tickets per person. The only thing you should pay attention to is the location of the Luton Airport (where the Wizzair company operates) or other airports like Stansted, Gatwick, so you have to calculate that you will have to travel around approximately additional one to two hours, sometimes more to reach the London city. This is a little advice for all adventurers who choose this way of coming to London.

Is it possible to visit all the major attractions in London for 48 hours? It depends on you, primarily what you want to visit in London. For all the famous attractions in the city, sometimes there is a big line, and if you have only two days available to see the city, then it’s better to choose one or two attractive sights and come early in the morning to stand in line and pray to God as soon as you get to your goal.

London is an imposing city by itself. There has always been some sort of rivalry between Paris or London, which city is more beautiful, which city is more interesting… I can say that every city is beautiful in its own way, Paris is more charming and melodic harmony, on the other hand London is an urban centre and modern with completely different culture of life.

Cities such as Rome, Paris or London do not change at all, they are only maintained and slightly improved; these are cities that do not change their appearance and perhaps it is precisely in this interesting fact hides the magic of their popularity that simply does not turn off with time. London is the center of culture, art and all possible and impossible major events. It’s simply a city that does not sleep and where everything is possible.

London is also a great center for all gastronomy fans. Whoever likes and knows how to enjoy this kind of art, food for me is a pure art. Of course, we all have to cook something on a daily basis, but when we go to a special restaurant or want to feel the magic of some new cuisine or exotic tastes then each one of us likes to go to enjoy and the food then comes out of standard frame of everyday life and turns into a new dimension of art. If you want to enjoy the kingdom of countless unusual kitchens, London is the perfect place for you.

Of course, whoever loves shopping must immediately know that you have come to a real little paradise for shopaholics. Depending on your budget, London can offer you products from just a 2 pounds to some of the prices that normal people can just imagine about. That is London and in this city it’s just impossible to be dissatisfied with the choice, but you can always find nice things depending on your options. Of course it would not be bad if you go to see what the famous Bond Street and New Bond street which are just a real delight in luxury fashion world.

Of course, around London there are outlet villages, whole small towns where you can buy things at discounted prices. I would just like to mention that for this satisfaction you need a little more than two days stay in London, because in these outlet villages there you will spend almost one full day, and on the other hand, the offer of brands is mostly middle class and luxury premium brands that can be bought at reduced prices. There are also a handful of cheaper street brands in their offer, but it’s not really worth paying you 20 pounds for the bus shuttle ticket to the outlets to save 15 pounds for a thing you would normally buy in the city. If you are planning some nice shopping it is really worth to go there and I’m sure you will definitely find something nice for yourself.

London is a well-known fashion center, and Fashion Week – London Fashion Week is held every year, and separate collections for men and women are distributed all year round (4 fashion events for 2 fashionable seasons). Then on the streets you can see real fashionistas and London becomes one big catwalk. It’s pretty interesting to see, but as a blogger I have not yet had the opportunity to go to this unique event, I think that my time is coming soon!

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! This post will be my first post this February and there are lot posts to come soon. See you next week, with some new interesting story!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the London City Tourism Board, my friends from Sony who have challenged me to test the possibilities of the new Xperia XZ3, new Sony family member. All the pictures that you saw today in this post were created with the help of my new little friend Sony Xperia XZ3 and I began to think that I no longer need to carry the camera on the trip with me. This was a unique opportunity to get to know you a little better with a city like London and to visit again one of my favorite cities in Europe.

How do you like this post about London? Have you ever visited England or UK? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the London? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

This post is sponsored by the London Tourism Board, with the unselfish support of other partners of the tourist organization. I also thank Sony for this challenge and I’ve made some amazing pictures with their new Xperia XZ3. I also thank Burberry Limited, in following posts you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their interesting creations.
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Dear Belgrade, Everything I hide from you…

My dear Belgrade, I have not written you for a long time, I hope you will not be angry on me, because everyday life and duties did not allow me to write you earlier, so I took this morning off to write to you. How are you? What are you doing? Is there anything new in your life? Did anything change until I was gone?

I hope you will have some nice news for me! The newspapers report that the biggest Serbian friend comes to visit us, so if I grab some free time, maybe I will come to see you, and by the way to say hello our great friend. I heard that people is very happy because of him, they are sure that much of things in Serbia will change, maybe the salaries and pensions will finally increase slightly, so the people will at least will have the real feeling that they are actually alive…

My mother wrote couple days ago has wrote me that our lovely elderly neighbour  which we call Aunt Mica is especially feeling happy, telling everyone how she prepared the most beautiful dress and coat she wore at her wedding and kept those things for almost 50 years in her closet because of some special occasion which will happen. When our great friend appears on our TV screens, Aunt Mica does not blink at all, there is no power from too much excitement to do such a thing. I’m glad that at least she will fulfill her great wish, since many of us have not succeeded – Dreaming the dreams with the open eyes.

It’s not bad here abroad, You’ve been working from morning until you see that the sun has gone down, just behind of the buildings that you do not need to search for it. You live somehow, what our people would say: “Life goes on, I will go with it because that’s how it must to be!”. People here don’t know what it means when your salary is delayed, because here everything is well known and when the salary will be paid, all the bills will be directly paid from your account, there is no exception or some delay!

How am I? It’s not bad I’m not complaining, just trying my best to live nicely, I’ve finished various schools and my sister too, because of something, you will feel strange because you’re still away from home. In the first month, you will be caught by depression and nostalgia, but when your new salary transfers on your bank account, you will remember why you left your country. Believe me, my Belgrade, here abroad you live like at the airport, it’s still a free zone, but you are not with them and also you are not with your people. We, Serbs are not a bad people at all, we have not been ever something like that, just our life was something that was not perfect.

Everyone heard about us, books are being written, movies are being made, foreign bloggers come to Serbia… Not everything is so bad in the country of Serbia. It will be all right, but it still has something to change for us. My dear Belgrade, I’m sure you’re wondering what I am doing right now? I’m happy! I’m happy that I will come home, just to see you, by the way and to say hello to a great friend of Serbia who knows maybe he also follows world online trends and he will come out of the car to make some selfies with us who are looking forward to it, I hope it will be! Maybe it will not, but hope dies last!

Tell me as soon as possible if some of our friends are coming soon in Serbia, I will buy a flight ticket on time while these incredible sales of air tickets are on! Ideas I can come to see you for 20, 30 euros! It’s just Incredible!

I have to tell you that I am glad we will soon see each other again, right now I am packing a new white Zara coat, which I bought at the final sales, it was not easy to get it, but it was worth it, believe me! My dream was to welcome our great friend in crystal white coat, which is otherwise a symbol of peace and friendship.

I also bought a nice red sweater at Zara that “survived” even last year’s sale so I bought it for only 4 euros my dear Belgrade. I told myself, “Marko, you need to buy this red sweater just to feel happiness!” So that was my last words, before I heard famous beep which means that my credit card is accepted and I had enough money to buy this amazing sweater.

Are you ready for the guests my dear Belgrade? I am writing to you this letter from the metro, I have to drive precisely 32 stations to the airport and here I come to see you. As always, you wonder what I will wear and I will give you a little hint, but do not tell anyone, give me your word that nobody will know my little fashion secret! All right, here it is!

OUTFIT

Coat: Zara

Sweater: Zara

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Jeans: Makia

Jeans: Makia

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

Dear Belgrade, please tell me how do you like this outfit? See you soon!

Best regards,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Finnish fashion brand Makia. The purpose of this post is not to disparage or insult anyone, but entertainment! Mr.M said his opinion, if someone does not like it, please forgive him, he is just a human! The special guest who was mentioned in the text was the President of Russia. He visited Serbia in January 2019.
For all those beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.
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Feel the Holidays with a new Festive look!

Hi everyone, how are you today? I really hope that you’re doing great, but it’s time to work a little so I decided to share with you some news and write a new post. I am from those kind of people who like to plan and do many things in advance and before the New Year just make one wish – just everything that has been agreed, will be realized! As much as people try to spread negative energy, we should not be allowed to assure us that effort and work are not worth the effort. Of course, each one of us has some own wishes, plans, and it is irrelevant whether they are small or big, everyone has the right to do something that is desirable for their dreams.

Today, I just remembered one conversation that I had with my friend almost 4 years ago when she was convinced me that there was nothing special out of the blog, that it was a pure waste of time and nerves, so she began to list the names of people who were then popular in this blogging world. I just asked the question: “What if I turn out the game? Can I find a place for myself? “She had no answer to that question.

That’s how my story about Mr.M began as a kind of new way, as proof that everything is possible if you truly and really love what you do. Writing a blog is not easy, it’s a very difficult mental work, where a certain amount of creativity is required. When I begin to write a post, every time I have a feeling of a certain kind of fear, which has not passed with time, but it’s not something that you can’t beat with the time.

Many of you asked me few times where I learned to write this way, whether I was in some kind of writing course or did I attend a “blogger” school? The answer is NO! I did not go to courses or any school because I really do not believe in that type of bloggers “education”. Schools make molds, simply make people think similarly. I do not write serious things like celebrated writers, nor pretend to do it or to become a person that will be significant in literary circles, but I want to show my attitude and opinion in a true and unique way.

Also I received a lot of questions like: “You write well, unlike a particular person or group of bloggers, it’s a shame that you do not have a larger number of readers on your blog, how are you dealing with it, is it worth to do it?” I once answered one such email with one long letter, I guess I was angry, and on the other hand, disappointed that it is possible that someone has the right to compare someone in such a way.

I greatly appreciate and respect all my colleagues, whether are they the bloggers or people who are influencers (people who are influential on social networks and platforms) and there is no need to compete or compare. Everyone has the right to run own blog and take care of his public “image” in social media world. From the very beginning, I tried to keep my blog in such a way that an average person could understand me, someone similar to me. It does not have to be everything turn around of salary and money of course, we need to survive and earn something, but the charm of our work lies in feeling the reaction of people who like and read our work.

I always try to use the terminology that everyone knows or at least most people and I’m glad that people who read these posts on my blog have recognized and found something good in the whole Mr.M story. I started the blog with the idea to share some of my stories with the hope of having fun and making someone a good day after work. After a while, I received a lot of messages with compliments that my stories were emotional and educational. If that’s the case, then that’s great, at least something smart and useful from me! ?

Now the only question that worries me most: When will this snow go away? The more it turns out, people can not function normally, just a few hours later, Belgrade becomes white Siberia and traffic is in a collapse, and poor people do not know what to do. I’d like to tell you something interesting about this outfit.

You had the opportunity to see this lovely jacket – parka last year on the blog, some people were worried about throwing stuff, so you can see that bloggers do not live with an exclusive way of life, so that after shooting we throw things and we dress every day new thins… That’s one little sweet lie, we repeat certain fashion pieces a lot of times, and yes we dress all those promotional clothes in daily life, it’s not just for the Instagram. 😀

I got a sweater from my friends from the Finnish fashion house Turo, you also saw it before this winter on the blog, the link of the post. The red color always fix my mood, and this sweater is so warm and soft that I really doubt that I will be able to leave it in the closet this season, since this snow can surprise us in May as well… Weather is constantly changing!

Jeans are a special story, honest to be, I can not even tell myself how many jeans I buy each year and also how much of them I get from brands and the worst part most of them are almost the same, classic cut. That is why some people think that I have the same same jeans every time. Not my dear ones, I have almost 20 pairs of similar jeans, which I honestly do not even see the difference, so I perfectly understand you…

The backpack is a special story itself and I am very proud of this collaboration with the famous German brand Picard. I do not know how familiar you are with this brand, you might have heard of it, but it is extremely popular in Germany and it’s affordable, but the quality is exceptional.

The Germans are a very wise and economical people, and when they buy something like clothes or fashion accessories, it is generally important for them to invest their money in some thing which is quality, even when the price is affordable for them, there is anybody happier than themselves. Picard is a German brand that has managed to match the wishes and needs of its customers. Simple design, eternal classic and product quality are the basic characteristics of this famous German brand. Their fashion story began back in 1928, and since then, they have made daily lives much easier for all their customers.

Because all of that, I’m glad that I got the chance to work with a brand such as Picard and that I will have the opportunity to show you some of their iconic models of bags that you can wear on all occasions and of course to be noticed. Also, Picard has a great collections of women’s bags and they always have some interesting offers and sales, so take the opportunity to visit their online shop from time to time.

I am a big fan of pastel colors, brown color is my favorite color and I have inherited the love for this color from my mother who usually adores and almost all of her fashion pieces are in this color, I will just tell you how much this love to brown color is huge when it is her favourite coffee cup is in the brown colour as well… ?

Have you made some of your New Year’s decisions? If you are not still sure, do not worry it’s not late, people say that January is anyway the month for resting the year begins since February, so you have a few more days to think about your goals for this year and slowly start with work.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of this fashion – lifestyle tips post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will star some new adventure!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Picard which helped me to explore urban world of men’s street fashion & style.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Scarf: Burberry

Backpack: PICARD

Sweater: Turo x Ikla

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneakers: Sax Shoes

 

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? Are you ready to step into a new year with some new goals? Did you write down the list of your important decisions which you make for this 2019 year? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by brand PICARD Lederwaren, Fashion House Turo and Tendam Fashion Retail Group.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Is Beauty the most Important Thing in Life?

Hello, my dear ones, welcome to my first post in 2019. This is my first post this year and I have to admit that I am a little nervous and excited because I have everything on my mind right now and I hope to be able to “speak out” my thoughts and write all of them correctly. First I would take the opportunity to express my sincere apologies to you that I am writing a post today, but I did not arrive because of certain duties earlier and I was not inspired because of the cold (yes, I was sick again!).

I want to congratulate you New Year and Christmas, I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. Christmas reminds us every year about the most important values of life: love and respect. I hope that we will all find the peace for which we are constantly searching! I hope you have spent these holidays with your family and friends, some may even have been fortunate to travel somewhere. The most important thing is that we all finally end up with a smile on the face and a filled heart with joy to enjoy in these holidays and we are ready to move on.

I did not plan at all to write a blog post today, but because of an unusual question that I received tonight on Facebook, I decided to write a post with this “interesting” topic. That question was not exactly the reason that led me to write this post, better to say that it was more a “trigger”. During these holidays, I spent a lot of time with my dear people, because of the illness of the photographer, my team was not able to realize the collaboration with one Tourism Board for the New Year’s holidays, because of all of this I decided not to go alone, and the rest of my team agreed with my decision that it is the best that we all spend holidays together in Serbia.

My friends always give me inspiration for my posts on the blog, all the texts so far were in some way directly or indirectly about some of our everyday topics, so we have touched on the theme of physical appearance for these holidays, or has everything become so superficial today? We all know how important it is to leave a good first impression, maybe we will not impress anyone at a first sight, but there is always some chance that someone will remember us for some of our unique personality…

This holiday season my best friend was my hero, why? Her boyfriend left her after 3 years of relationships with words: “Sorry, you’re just not my type!” What connected or better to say “tied” them in those three years? Obviously, it’s just an instinct to spend with a person for three years and to be left in such a way while she was stepping into the new year with thinking that after New Year’s Eve she would choose a wedding dress, she got her “dump” card on December 27th… It’s all life, but have we really become so superficial?

Did love decide to escape from the city or all those wonderful romantic movies on Hallmark channel is just a perfect lie? Of course, American love comedies and soap operas are just there to help us feel a better for hour or two afterward we return to our lives. At least, each of us is aware that perfection exists, but if you decide to spend some time, you should make a little effort to find something interesting in a person who thinks about you on the other side … You all know very well the fact about  that modern saying: “Karma is b..”, everything is at the end coming back.

That was a short story about some of disasters in love relationships, but let’s tell you something about a bit different relationships – Business. If you want to succeed in the business world, whatever you want to do in your life, you need to possess 3 the most important things: self-confidence, persistence and commitment. If you do not own it, you are ruined! It sounds a bit rough, but that is the ugly truth! This is the truth that your life teaches you, but if you change your habits on the time and change yourself, the results will be beyond any average.

As much as anyone thinks that bloggers do nothing and that everything including money and products fall from the sky especially at the moments when we, blogger want, that everything is waiting for us on the plate, and it is only for us to find the ideal white wall to take pictures of our fashion outfits… FALSE! Blogger’s work is very complex, some people who met me have changed their opinion about our profession because they saw with which problems we are facing daily. Each of us can be a blogger, you can run your blog and write about a topic or many different topics that really interact with you.

Bloggers need to know more things, besides having some talent for writing, they need to know how to edit photos, they must always improve themselves, have to learn new marketing tools, persistent to be good absolutely in everything. I started my blog by taking pictures with the help of my friends with a mobile phone, I told you about it in some post, to be honest right now I can not exactly remember in which, it does not matter now. It’s important that you know where you are going and that you do not lose your self for a pair nice shoes or some coat, this is where self-confidence, perseverance and dedication arouses to help you to get know yourself much better.

I have always been fortunate to be surrounded by people who are trying to help me in my vision to make Mr.M a something more than just a blog; it is simply an oasis of peace where everyone can relax and those few minutes that leave for themselves just to clear their minds with a cup of Coffee, if you encounter my blog, enjoy some nice and interesting topics like fashion and travel.

I mentioned FASHION and TRAVEL. These are two completely different things, but they can connect nicely. Fashion has always been a “cruel” industry. There always were high standards that were difficult to fulfill… Beauty has always been the most important thing and everything else is being suppressed. The average people have never been in fashion, but the times have changed NOW. We all see the top models look perfect on the runways and during the shootings of some fashion editorials. When you see them in live, finally you realize that they are not nothing special, that it is all makeup and a good Photoshop…

Yesterday I got an interesting question on Facebook and I shared with my friends in my own way:

Guys, I’ve just got an interesting question … 

Person: “How can you be a blogger when you’re not beautiful?”

After 30 minutes I ate all the sweets in the house, I called 15 friends to cry and to find some good answer, I also called a plastic surgeon with the desire to change my personal appearance, but I realized that I need at least 30,000 dollars that I will not earn for my 10 lives… So, my diplomatic and calm answer was:

“Beauty is in the eye of an observer, good night and pleasant dreams!”

Many people thought this message was ridiculous because I wanted to entertain people on the way I usually do, but on the other hand, I really do not care about it, because I just wanted to entertain people and to share something interesting with them. Also, there are blogger who are sensitive to such messages, so they lose self-confidence and do not know how to continue with their work. I will only tell you one thing, as an average man with average intelligence, keep in mind that you need to look at yourself and go only through life, because beauty is transient. Beauty is a feature that has value only to cold and superficial people.

It’s great when a woman or a man is good as a person and beauty is just as an additional plus to all those other qualities. According to some of my modest opinions, people who are looking at the exterior only are cold and empty and try to make up some totally unnecessary standards.

Will beauty save the world and humanity? Believe me, we are all human, but rarely is a person. Strive to be a good person and provide everyone a chance and realize that there is nothing to insult or humiliate a person. Everybody is beautiful in his own way, each of us has something special and we need to appreciate what we really have.

At the end, I would like to tell you a short story about the outfit that you had the opportunity to see today on the photos. You saw this lovely shearling leather jacket last winter on the blog, I just decided to get it out of my closet and walk this season again. This amazing turtleneck sweater I’ve got from my friends from the fashion house Turo from Finland.

I received my boots last year from my friends from Burberry, just not to think that bloggers only bring things for a couple of times, then we throw it in the garbage like it hasn’t ever existed… I do not throw anything at all, I have things I’m keeping and I am happy to carry them even today, although all those years, this boots are something special for me, they are evidence that I did something good in my blogging life to get them.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of this fashion – lifestyle tips post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will star some new adventure!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Turo fashion house which helped me to explore urban world of men’s fashion.

P.S. I have to share some confidential information with you! Special sales have started on official website of Turo fashion house, so now you can use your chance to buy this amazing turtleneck sweater on the link bellow or you can find some other interesting items for you.

OUTFIT

Shearling Leather jacket: Armani Collezioni
Turtleneck sweater: Turo x Ikla
Jeans: Pedro del Hierro
Boots: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? Are you ready to step into a new year with some new goals? Did you write down the list of your important decisions which you make for this 2019 year? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Fashion House Turo and Tendam Fashion Retail Group.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.

 

 

 

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Letters from Cyprus: Everything you need to know about Limassol and Paphos

My dear travellers, how are you today? The 31st December is the special day when we were saying goodbye to the old year and with a heart full of expectation and good wishes we are waiting for a new year that we hope will be much better and brighter than the previous one. Otherwise, you know that I have practiced writing posts on Fridays just for you to have time to read new posts on weekend free time, but this time I wanted to say properly goodbye to 2018 with the last post which marked my adventure in Cyprus.

In previous posts you had the opportunity to get know more about of Cyprus’s beauties such as Larnaca-post and Nicosia and Lefkara-post. If you were not able to read my posts from Cyprus, you can do it now during the holidays. Before I start today, I would like to thank the Cyprus National Tourism Office for this exceptional experience and the opportunity to meet a Mediterranean paradise such as Cyprus.

One November morning we were amazed by this beautiful seascape where we had the opportunity to enjoy in the view from our terrace of our hotel room in Limassol. In a moment, I forgot about the flu that caught me those days and I must admit that this adventure helped me to actively heal the flu on foot and that I managed to even heal well despite the efforts. Who knows, maybe the sea makes miracles.

Limassol, with its 200,000 inhabitants, takes the place of the second largest city on the island. The city is the most important harbour on the island and at the same time one of the most important ports in Europe because of its exceptional position between the Suez Canal and Europe. There are also some interesting things about the historical details of this extraordinary city.

Limassol is located between the two ancient cities of Amatus and Kurion, which were significant in Cyprus during the ancient times. The development of today’s city begins only at the beginning of the second millennium. English King Richard the Lionheart was destroyed Amatus city in 1191. Limassol is probably built after the destruction of Amatus. However, only the area of the city has been inhabited since ancient age, since the graves which were discovered are old even up to 4,000 years ago.

The British took over Cyprus in 1878. The stable and advanced administration of the United Kingdom has enabled Limassol slowly to develop during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the city there were modern buildings, a completely new infrastructure is placed.

Limassol today has about 100 thousand inhabitants in the city area and about 165-180 thousand inhabitants in the wider urban area. Today, the residents are mostly Greeks, while the once-present Turkish minority moved out after the Turkish invasion. At the same time, the city has received thousands of Greek refugees from the north of the island. In recent years, more and more foreigners, or economic immigrants from the East or former tourists from the West, have been settled in the city. The latest research has shown that over 40,000 Russian inhabitants have moved into this interesting coastal town.

The development of tourism in Limassol began in 1974 after the Turkish occupation of Famagusta and Kyrenia, which had previously been the main tourist centers of Cyprus. The largest harbour city became the same in 1974, and before that it was Famagusta. Limassol is today the largest archive port with highly developed trade. Limassol is famous for wine growing and olive and southern fruit production. There are many vineyards around the city.

In recent decades, the city has become a famous tourist destination, due to the perfect mild climate and beautiful beaches in the area, as well as the preserved old town core of Limassol itself.

The medieval castle in Limassol is located in the heart of the old town, just above the old port. According to history, this is the place where English King Richard Lewis Heart married a Berengary from Navarre, where she was crowned as Queen of England in 1191. The fortified walls are of great archaeological and historical significance and are considered to be important parts of the much larger castle that once existed.

The exact date of construction of this building is not known; According to Etienne de Lusignan, the castle was built in 1193 by the founder of the Lusignan dynasty, Guy de Lusignan, but the first official written document confirms that the castle was built until 1228, at the time when the King of Germany, King Frederick II during the occupation of Cyprus.

The Church of Agia Napa was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, on the ruins of an old, smaller Byzantine church.

According to some history facts, the church was named after the icon of the Virgin Mary, which was found in a glen. Other sources believe that the church owes its name to a temple built during the Franciscan period, dedicated to the Holy Apostle of St. Berenice, known as “Saint Nape”.

Today’s church – was completed in 1906 – with a marble iconostasis and frescoes mainly on the dome, and contains a silver icon of the Agia Napa.

After visiting the city we headed to our other planned destination – Paphos. Paphos is the fifth largest city in Cyprus, located in the southwestern part of the island. Paphos is also the center of the area with the same name.

Paphos is the place of birth of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. In the days of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, Paphos was the capital of Cyprus. Remains of the palace of the Roman king with beautiful mosaics represent today a great tourist site.

In the 1st century, the city was visited by the apostle Paul. Because of this, Paphos is listed on the European Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO.

Traveling between Limassol and Paphos takes about an hour and if you have the opportunity to rent a car, you can enjoy the beauty of the Aphrodite stone that has become a landmark and part of the European cultural heritage. There are more legends about the origin of this stone, but one of them is especially distinguished:

The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, according to the legend, was born from a special sea foam right at this place. She was crying for the first time in this same place, and her tears turned to the stones. The legend says that the one who is swimming here between the stones will be eternally young! My dear ladies, if you want to save some money for some too expensive aesthetic treatments, make sure to try this! My favourite saying is: “Always try everything!”. The beach is pebbly, be careful if you go barefoot, but the sea is very clean, even if your desire for eternal youth is not fulfilled, you will not regret having spent a little of your time in this beautiful natural spot.


The journey is calling us, the time just flies when you have a good time and Paphos is our final destination on this journey! Thalia, our guide, has kindly reminded us of our next destination and we must to move on! After a short drive we come to our last destination of this adventure in Cyprus – Paphos.

Paphos gradually lost most of its significance as an administrative center, especially after the establishment of Nicosia. The city and its ports continued to decline during the Middle Ages and Ottoman rule, such as Nicosia, and the port city of Larnaca was gaining its significance.

The city and the Paphos area continued to lose its population during the British colonial period and many of its residents moved to Limassol and Nicosia. The are and the city of Paphos remained the most underdeveloped part of the island until 1974. Today’s Paphos, with a population of about 35,000 inhabitants, is a popular tourist resort with an attractive fishing port. Ktima is the main residential part of the city, while Kato Paphos area, by the sea, is built around the medieval harbor and contains most of the luxury hotels and other vital tourist infrastructure of the city. Saint Paul Avenue, the most visited street in Paphos, connects two parts of the city. It starts near the city center in the square of Kennedy and ends outside the city walls with a medieval fortress located in the immediate vicinity of the city harbor.

In the heart of the city, there is an interesting treasure of handicrafts products, which at the same time represents one little hidden treasure of the region and the city of Paphos. The Place is the name of this small arts corner, which is daily unselfishly welcome a large number of tourists who decided to spend their holidays in this part of Cyprus.

I’m sure you will always find some interesting gift for yourself, your household, your dear ones, the most beautiful and interesting gifts for your friends which were made originally in Paphos.

After visiting this lovely store, I decided to visit the viewpoint with the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

Thalia, our guide explained to us that several hundred people daily visit this interesting town and that irresistible  charm of Paphos wins their heart. In addition to the charm and modern architecture, Paphos has this enchanting viewpoint with the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean. I hope that I managed to capture the beauty with my camera because it was a unique experience for me.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! This post will mark the end of 3rd blogging year on my blog and I’m happy because this post is the last one for 2018.

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from National Tourism Board of Cyprus for this incredible adventure which mark the end of this year and the friendly staff from St. Raphael Resort that made our stay pleasant and we felt like we were at home.

How do you like this post about Limassol and Paphos? Have you ever visited Cyprus? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Cyprus? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

I want to use this special opportunity opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and I hope that 2019 year will bring you everything that you have dreamed of. First of all, wish you the most important things in life: health, happiness and love, and everything else will come. I hope that we will be doing this kind of nice journeys in 2019 and that we will discover some new destinations together on Mr.M blog. Thank you for the wonderful comments, suggestions and critics that you left on Mr.M blog in 2018, you make the Mr.M blog as a nice place. Thanks again for the respect and love you gave me in 2018, and I hope it will be the same in the new year. Today is the time for celebration and for all of you I want a crazy and unforgettable time! ?

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus, St. Raphael Resort Hotel and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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All I want for Christmas…

Hi everyone, how are you today? I hope this Christmas spell has changed your mood, and you are celebrating this holy day filled with joy that bring you Christmas. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the great holy holiday of Christmas to all people who celebrates this holiday. Christmas reminds us every year about the most important values of life: love and respect. I hope that we will all find the peace that we are constantly searching for. I have tried to congratulate all my friends and associates who celebrate this great holiday, as they every year try to send me their positive energy and best wishes in January every year when the Orthodox Christmas is celebrated.

Today I decided to be in the festive spirit and to congratulate my friends from the Turo fashion house this great religious holiday in this unusual way, and I hope that my fashion greetings will mark this magnificent day.

If you have missed a chance to read the previous post which I made in collaboration with the Turo, you can do it now if you visit this link. I hope you will enjoy! Pictures for this post were made in early November this year, but due to the obligations of my photographer, we were unable to post this post before. I thank my friends from the Turo brand for understanding.

Cooperation with this irresistible Finnish brand completely confused all my “blogger” senses and I must admit that I had no idea where I could make the pictures in order to succeed in presenting this unusual outfit. The new special limited collection TURO x IKLA, which the Turo fashion house has prepared for this Fall/Winter season,is something completely new when we are talking about the male fashion scene.

In the previous post, I presented you basic goals and vision as the designer of this special collection shared with the world – Ikla Wright, a young Finn who found happiness in a fashion world in the capital of England, London. Although after many successes he has made as fashion designer in England, Ikla has not forgotten his homeland and has decided to give a fashion house Turo a real fashion freshness.

Unusual models, freedom in movements and basic colors that will always make every man timeless was the primary goal of the young creator to encourage younger generations of men to adopt a new urban style of classic men’s fashion.

Berlin, as a city of new ideas, the center of street fashion where many famous world brands were created may have been the ideal place to take pictures of this outfit. As you can see, it’s always fun, even when it’s cold, because the very idea of having the chance to make the photos in Berlin warm my blogger heart, so even the lower temperatures can not spoil my perfect mood.

Some scientists, after some years of research, have come to the conclusion that some colours can significantly affect the positive change in people’s mood and thus contribute to improving the overall health. Red color except it is also attractive for the human eye, has a lot of influence on mood swings. I’m sure you’ve all heard that the red color is a symbol of joy and love. Due to this symbolism, many fashion houses create special festive collections each year especially for the holidays season that contain red, green, navy and unavoidable white colour.

This red sweater reminded me of the holidays, the moments you spend with your family and friends during the holidays where you share happiness, joy and positive energy because holidays are the best when we are together.

My photographer had a completely different conception of my outfit, so instead of my version Christmas spirit, because of the unusual style of the coat, I’ve got a compliment to look like a student who is late for a train for the Hogwarts because there is a plot story of the famous Hollywood movie blockbuster “Harry Potter”. No one can “ruin” you better than your  closest associates.

I must admit… Well, maybe this compliment was the best description of this outfit and this is proof that every one of us has his own personal view of things that can also be real, only at first sight we do not personally notice it well.

You also had the opportunity to see these trousers in the previous fashion outfit post where you could see how they suit well and with warm pastel colours like it is camel colour itself. An unusual model, with a high waistline that can help men like me to visually for a moment “change” my lower part of the body. I may be tall, but my legs are a bit shorter for a couple of centimeters because my hips’ weight is lower for my height a little and the torso is getting more pronounced.

In the past few months, I have received a few interesting e-mails from young and older men in choosing the best men’s trousers when you have the problem with the stronger hips, after they noticed that I have a similar “problem”. Of course, this is nothing serious, but it is the physiognomy of certain men, and then we have a problem finding the ideal trousers. My advice is that if you have a problem with stronger hips, and the lower part of the legs is thinner, you always choose models of pants that are wider in the upper part, while in the lower part they are slightly narrowed or what fashion designers would say “cigarette” model of trousers.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this second special fashion outfit post about Finnish brand Turo. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventures on Cyprus as well!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Turo fashion house which helped me to explore urban world of men’s fashion.

P.S. I have to share some confidential information with you! Special sales have started on official website of Turo fashion house, so now you can use your chance to buy these amazing fashion pieces on the links bellow or you can find some other interesting items for you.

OUTFIT

Oversize Coat: Turo x Ikla

Sweater: Turo x Ikla

Trousers: Turo x Ikla

Gloves: Burberry

Boots: Makia Clothing

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? Are you ready to step into a new year with some new goals? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Fashion House Turo. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Letters from Cyprus: Nicosia, City of History and Freedom

My dear adventurers, how are you today? Welcome to my new post! I’m sure you’ve managed to “get over” this work week and you can now make plans for the weekend. I decided to surprise you with a new post and today we continue with our story about Cyprus. In the previous two posts, you had the opportunity to get to know more about Larnaca and Agia Napa – LINK. Today I will reveal something new to you about the capital of this lovely island country. Welcome to Nicosia!

Cyprus is an island, but unfortunately the capital is not located on the sea side of the island. I know, it sounds weird, but that’s it! Although this time I have no beautiful seascape for you this time, but I am sure that you will find at least 100 reasons to love this nice town that is specific for many things, and you will soon have the opportunity to see it! Before I start with today’s post I would like to say thank you to all of my friends from National Tourism Board of Cyprus for their support and this incredible adventure which I had on this amazing island.

When we talk about religion, the people on this island are very religious, all generations, older and younger are trying to maintain a tradition. In the main capital of Cyprus, Nicosia I had the opportunity to visit two important churches of  exceptional importance. The first religious building we had the opportunity to visit in Nicosia is the church of Panagia Chrysaliniotissa, located in the old part of the city.

The most important Byzantine church in Nicosia, the only church in the old part of the city that dates from the Middle Ages – the Byzantine period. The original appearance of the church was very simple with the simple dome, but for a certain period of time the architecture of the church was changed to the original shape of the dome to a great extent has changed. A large number of church icons and frescoes originated from this church are exhibited at the Byzantine Museum of the Archbishop of the Makarios III Foundation in Nicosia. Taking photos the interior of the church itself is forbidden, so we respected that.

Thalia, our guide, suggested us that is much better for us if we take a little walk through the old part of the city and see what architecture is in this part of Nicosia, she was sure it will be interesting for my blog. For all those who are not familiar with the current political situation in Cyprus, after 1974, the Republic of Cyprus was violently divided, and therefore the territory of the State of Cyprus decreased considerably. Nicosia remained the capital of the country, although divided into two parts, one belonging to the Republic of Cyprus, while the other part was occupied by Turkey. Because of the sensitivity of the topic, I didn’t ask anything, as this is equally painful for them, as is Serbian vulnerable point is Kosovo. I think it would be better to get to some brighter and more interesting funny topics!

Thalia was right, their architecture is very interesting, true Mediterranean where predominantly bright colors are used, especially white and blue shades of colors that are dominant in their culture. The first thought when we strolled at the neighbourhood was: “Where are the people?” I gently asked our guide all my inquisitive questions, she only gently laughed and assumed that I would ask her at some moment. She knocked at one door and in the Greek language explained that I was a journalist who came to Cyprus, because otherwise I could explain to a woman who was 80 years old who I really am – a Blogger. Lady was delighted and let us in her home.

I learned what had been digging for me a few minutes ago, their life is taking place in a backyard owned by almost every house in Cyprus and therefore have no need to sit in front of the doors and socialize “on the street”. She introduced me with her neighbors, we got a nice and refreshing juice and cakes and we had the opportunity to see how they are actually a communicative people, regardless of the fact that I did not understand the Greek even a word, or Thalia, who is origin came from Cyprus, did not succeed in simultaneous translation, so that in me she translates a moment after the ladies were quite ready for the nice and long conversation. I did what I did best, tried to watch all the participants of the conversation in the eyes and smile, eat the cake and thank for the hospitality.

The fruit cake was refreshing, I learned something new and my heart is always full when I have the opportunity to get to know the local population and feel the warmth of welcome, cordiality and small gestures that can sometimes tell a lot about their culture.

The ladies were willing to talk for a long time, but our dear Thalia explained them that we had to go because we need to visit a lot of places and that we did not have much time. We need to go, Nicosia is waiting for us! After this settled and perfect end we reach the part of Nicosia that connects the old part of the city with the new city – center. This part of the city is the great “shelter” for all those immigrants who have come from other countries and you will notice the people on the street, smiling in addition to all their everyday problems, they are trying to welcome people to their modest restaurants.

After a few minutes of walking, we arrived to another very important religious building in Nicosia – Church of Agios Ioannis tou Theologou. The church is located next to the Archbishop Palace and opposite the Pancyprian Gymnasium, has a very rich collection of frescoes of the 18th and 19th centuries. The next stop is the Byzantine Museum of the ‘Archbishop Makarios III’ Foundation, located precisely next to the Cathedral. Amongst its wonderful exhibits also lie parts of the mosaic of the church of Kanakaria, which date back to the 6th century AD.

I will mention that in Cyprus are only the old Orthodox churches that were built in the new era or in the Middle Byzantine period. After the reign of the Ottoman Empire, certain religious objects were converted into religious objects of Islamic religion.

The new part of the city, the heart of the city is a small, modern bohemian quarter. Most visitors coming to Nicosia are asking for a graphite that can be seen in the picture above. The artist who painted the wall of the building in the center of Nicosia is unknown to the public, although residents say it is known who did it, but they do not want to reveal. The artist had a vision to make a remake of an old masterpiece in which the artist wanted to show the society that was in that time. An unknown street graffiti artist who designed this graffiti just wanted to illustrate today’s society in Cyprus and in the world as well. The building was old, but now it got a new “artistic” value.

The time has come to move on, our adventure in Nicosia was short, but sweet and educational. I will remember this trip as one of the best organized trips in my blogging career. In the picture above you have the opportunity to see the monument – the Statue of Liberty that was built in honor of the victory and independence of the Republic of Cyprus. Freedom is the most valuable thing a state or individual can provide for itself. It’s time to move on before it’s getting dark! Next station: Lefkara.

Sights which you should visit, when your way takes you to Nicosia:

After almost 30 minutes of driving, we come to a small town in Cyprus, famous for handicrafts and handmade jewelry. Welcome to Lefkara! Lefkara is the cradle of folk art, where the art of sculptural folk “needles” was born – the famous “lefkaritiko” – whose reputation surpassed the borders of Cyprus and became famous in most European countries and around the world. Lefkara can thank for this prosperity owed to this art of needles and trade that was established at the end of the 19th century, which experienced its peak during the first thirties years of the twentieth century.

In addition to these wonderful handmade artworks that have made this little lovely village known in the world, their fame is also worth the jewellers who daily make real small pieces of art, made of precious metal. The place is so quiet, there are interesting stores in whole village, at least 20 jewellery shops and studios, then imagine how much this place has craft shops. The employment rate in this place is extremely high, say even over 90% of the population is working.

Walk through this small lovely town was more than pleasant. Lefkara is such a quiet place, clean and fresh air. People have a sense of closeness and security, and even to that extent they leave the doors of their homes open and of course, the cats that rest on their home thresholds. Lefkara is one of the fairy tales places in the world, who knows I may someday also come here to live my golden ages.

This place has one very important landmark, a church with a small part of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The magnificent church in Lefkara is dedicated to the Holy Cross and dates from the 14th century. According to Byzantineologist Athanasios Papageorgiou, the eastern part of the church dates from the 14th century. This date is confirmed by the metric inscription “Olivianos” appearing at the bottom of the golden cross in the church in Lefkara. There is written evidence that Olivianos was a bishop in this church in 1307 during the Occupation Period by the Franks.

This fact has been confirmed by the 14th-century written note which is kept in the safe of the Church. At the end of this manuscript, which is a valuable evangelist, it was noted that it was written in 1345/46 and that the monk Gabriel, who was the monk and founder of the “Holy Cross” Monastery, paid all the expenses of the Church. The church in Lefkara was restored in 1740, and then it was a wooden curly iconostasis which was made by the sculptor from Rhodes.

Iconostasis has an invisible cavity. It is a tomb in which a large wooden cross is dedicated to this church. According to tradition, the part of the Lord’s cross is located at the very center of this cross. The circle is a small, thin silver metal. Fourteen cut out pictures from the life of the Lord, the angel and Jesus’ apostles Constantine and Helen can be seen on the main cross. The process of crucifixion is shown at the center of the cross and covered with two sides, on which the Theotokos (Mother of God) and Joanis (John) are presented.

The central picture of Jesus is surrounded by four angels. Constantine the Great, “The Betrayal of Jesus”, “Golgotha” and Saint Helena are illustrated horizontally on the cross. The “throne of the second coming” and “the Resurrection of Jesus,” as well as the presentation of the “deposition” and “the burial of Jesus” are illustrated vertically on the cross from above. The Olivian picture with the relevant metric inscription is located on the lower edge of the cross. According to belief, the cross is part of the Holy Cross of the Lord.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Cyprus.

How do you like this post about Nicosia and Lefkara? Have you ever visited Cyprus? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Cyprus? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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One Little Red Postcard from Cyprus

Hello guys, I hope that you are doing great. As you know another Friday came to mark the end of the working week. I sincerely hope that this week was not hard for you, but I have to admit that we have received another “uninvited white guest” today in Serbia – snow. Some people really enjoy in snow and other winter magic, but I belong to that other group of people who would, if possible, only snow fall on the mountains as it once is dangerous in the city.

Today I am continuing my story from Cyprus. Today, I’ve prepared for you a small fashion story from Larnaca. I struggle against winter, snow and cold with a sunny, warm and bright post from Cyprus. I think it will help me in a mental way to overcome this current cold that I feel because thank God heating system is not working… again!

Who had an opportunity to read my previous post from Cyprus, I am sure that you are now very familiar with the beauty of this lovely island which radiates and attracts an increasing number of visitors from the world and Europe each year. Who has not been able to read a post, you can do it now – LINK.

I succeeded to make this post on the first morning in Cyprus, because according to the itinerary organized by my dear friends from the National Tourism Office of the Republic of Cyprus, we noticed that we will leave Larnaca the next morning and we will not be able to make a post. That’s why my tired, very sick, but unbridled spirit has decided that it is best to immediately make an outfit post that will mark my trip to Cyprus.

The sunny morning was just calling me outside. I was out of my mind, although I must admit I was sick and I packed the jacket in my backpack, because I had a feeling of coldness, because of my flu. I managed to make myself stand somehow out in short sleeves because I noticed that all people on the promenade were in short sleeves, some even in the shorts, so I was convinced it was just my cold that didn’t give me peace.

What to write about this outfit? I honestly do not have a special story, maybe I bought these interesting trousers in Zara this year in Germany at the final sales of almost 3 sizes bigger and that after I take them to the tailor to style them properly (and they were not done again as I imagined, but at least now they are on me!).

This insane shopping was influenced by amazing nice price… That moment when you that they make a huge discount and your favorite trousers just drop off from 60 euros to 7 euros and you just buy them… That’s what I did with these pants. I received the information that it was the only one size of this model in whole Berlin and they maybe had a smaller size, but in a city that is approximately 300,400 km far from Berlin… I just take them, and I’ll think about the tailor after. Few months later, I managed to fix them somehow, as can be seen on the photos in this post. ?

This red T-shirt, very important to me is also bought at summer sales in Zara, but in Belgrade. I have at least 10 red Zara t-shirts that are similar, nobody in the family sees the difference between them, but I know exactly where I bought a particular shirt and how many times I wear it for the fashion posts. Someone will think that I have “wacked” a little. I can say in my defense that these are nice memories and one kind of training brain normal memory function.

You have seen  these sneakers in two posts so far on my blog, outfit post 1 and outfit post 2 (outfit with leather black jacket). I bought this sneakers this summer in Serravalle Outlet. Again a similar situation as with trousers, I just bought two sizes smaller sneakers, when I saw the price I could not believe so that my shallow blogging pocket finally could have opportunity to by something nice. Thank God I have a fantastic cobbler who always looks forward to every my visit, because I think that I am the most frequent customer and always with the same problem…

Well, now I found out how I got “manage” for this outfit. No one is perfect! My God, we are all human beings with all their good and bad sides that may make life difficult for us or it makes it easier sometimes. Now, while I’m writing this post and look at these beautiful photos from Larnaca, I only remember the sun, the wind and the smell of the sea… This adventure has ended, but now I am at least there when I share with you my memories from Cyprus through my posts, I refresh some nice moments which we had there on Cyprus.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special fashion outfit post from Cyprus. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Cyprus.

OUTFIT

T-shirt: Zara

Trouesers: Zara

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this post? How do you like my special red “winter” summer outfit from Cyprus? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus, Frangiorgio Hotel and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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