Marseille: Quirky Port City in France

Did you hear some rumours about Marseille? It is a dangerous city, there is a lot of purse-snatching, crimes and drug issues. No way, you should not categorise Marseille like this. No doubt, some criminal issues might occur more likely than other safer cities all over the world. Just watch your belongings while you are discovering the city. And please eliminate your bias towards Marseille because I am sure you will spend amazing time in this quirky city.

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10 Pre Race-Week Do’s and Don’ts for Marathon Runners

Follow intense and exhausting training

It’s like building a pyramid -you have to build a strong base and to put so much effort and persistence to finish it until the top. Adding more intense training and trying to become faster as well as to improve your endurance the last week is a serious mistake. The results will be to feel easily exhausted during the race and to not achieve your goal time.

Train one or two days before the race

Your marathon’s finish time is a result of a long period of training. This fact means that there is no reason to run until the last minute before the race. Give some time to your body to rest and recharge your batteries in order to be in your best form!

Be well- hydrated

Hydration is the key to best performance. Water and energy gels with electrolytes are essential during last week in order to be always well- hydrated. One of the benefits is that these two contain sodium which prevents muscle cramps and strains during the race.

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24 Hours in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Before I start my post, let me clarify that Luxembourg is the name of both country and the capital city. Before I went there, I am embarrassed to tell you but I didn’t know that both country and the city have the same names.

Luxembourg city is mostly preferred to work by European people because there are many financial centres and several headquarters of European companies. Since this country is surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, some people from these countries are working in Luxembourg and commuting daily. Luxembourg is a trilingual nation. People from Luxembourg can speak German, French and Luxembourgish. Plus, Luxembourg is the last Grand Duchy of the world. Continue reading “24 Hours in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg”

How you can combine Yoga and Running?

Strike a pose to improve your performance

I have run plenty of races from 5 km to Half marathons and I was always doing yoga during the training periods before every race. At the beginning when I first started yoga, I hesitated whether it will be beneficial for me to combine these two hobbies or not.

When you start considering about adding yoga in your daily training routine you have to find right place at first. Nowadays, yoga and meditation are hot trends in fitness so there are for sure many options in every city all over the world. This trend is spreading rapidly and you can find a yoga center even in the small villages.This fact does not mean that all the places are offering the best yoga experience. You have to find the one which matches with your needs. Also the yoga teacher plays a very important role for each session. The right connection between the teacher and the student is the key to understand the whole philosophy and to implement the poses in the right way. Last but not least, you have to inform your teacher that you are a runner and whether you have an injury or an intense training before the class.

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3 Organic Markets in Dublin that will make you love healthy food

The Green Door Market

It is located in the south part of Dublin near St. Patrick’s cathedral. The place has an industrial style with a friendly and warm atmosphere. In this organic market you can buy Fairtrade products as well as organic dairy, bakery and wholefoods. You can find also fruits and vegetables from local producers in lower prices and with better quality than in the super markets. In addition, there is a selection of fresh meats and fishes– I highly recommend to buy and cook the delicious salmon fillet!

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Top 4 Outstanding Benefits of Ice Cream

Ice cream is loved by many people especially the biggest fans of ice cream are the children and adolescents. Vanilla, chocolate, tutti-frutti and many more… Different flavors of this frozen dessert can make our days in the summertime. Since the burning sun is overwhelmed us during the hot summer, ice cream makes us delighted. Consumption of ice cream increases during summer. Since people simply make association between ice cream and the summer, they might have a doubt about consuming ice cream in winter. Some people might think wrongly that ice cream will make them sick if it is consumed in winter. If the ice cream is produced adhering to hygiene conditions and kept under the appropriate temperature, there is no point in avoiding ice cream in the winter.

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Ooh La La Paris

Before you start to read this post, I recommend you listen to “Riff Cohen – A Paris”. I am hoping to give you a joy.

I have been in Paris two times. First one was just for a short trip for 2 days in 2012. I went to Paris through experiencing Eurostar, which it seemed scary for me at the beginning however it was a nice journey from London. It was a kind of strange perception that you can sleep during the journey under the sea. Second time, I was there for 4.5 months for studying purpose as being an Erasmus student in 2014.

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Run Baby Run – 10 Reasons why running is a beneficial hot trend that you should start

I started to run seven years ago when I was living in Greece. Back then all the beautiful and sunny Saturday mornings I was running almost alone in the coastal area at the south part of Athens. Nowadays, all the running routes in the city are full of people, especially during the weekends. Not only in Greece but in the whole western world, running is a hot trend which it ‘came to stay’. Social Media, digital influencers and a cultural shift into a healthier lifestyle led to a running revolution. But the main questions that people use to ask themselves are about how and why to start running.

Don’t think about it too much because the reasons are many and very motivating:

So run to…

1.    Increase your happiness

Running is one of the ‘best natural antidepressants’ you could ever find. The increased levels of production of serotonin and dopamine during running are going to fulfill you with energy and good mood.

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4 Reasons why these brunch spots are the best in Dublin

 Hidden gems in Dublin for all brunch lovers

Brother Hubbard

  1. Simple decoration and small place where every stylish person who loves quality and nutritious food can fall in love.
  2. Try the hot chocolate because except of the fully taste it has a really fancy way of serving. Oh and don’t forget to order the Croque monsieur -believe me, I ate this in dozens of different brunch places -because it is my favorite one and I can guarantee that it is the best version of it.
  3. There are two stores one in the north and the other in the south part of Dublin so there is no excuse for not trying it because of the distance.
  4. Limited place to wait but be an early bird in order to avoid the long queue. Perfectly matched with “a natural lover” Saturday: start your day early by recharging your batteries at the organic brunch in Brother Hubbard North -you will be full of energy to explore Phoenix Park and feed the deer later on.

Ps.You can buy The Brother Hubbard Cookbook to try all the delicious recipes at home too!

Brother Hubbard
Brother Hubbard

Address: 153 Capel St., North City, Dublin 1 & 46 Harrington St, Dublin 8


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