Greece through the eyes of our student, Sylvia Alberti!

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My name is Sylvia Alberti and I am a freelance Hatha Yoga and English teacher in Italy. I love travelling maybe because I used to be a flight attendant and I have always felt like an adventurous free spirit. I have lived in California and India for several years and travelled around the world.

Then, in 2008 during a holiday in the island of Rhodes,  I felt a strong desire to rediscover Greece and its islands. Since then every year I go back there for several months and I feel instantly at home. Greece with her beauty, authenticity, and her welcoming people full of zest for life has literally mesmerised me. This is the reason why I have been taking Modern Greek lessons via Skype in Alexandria Institute, for the past 3 years. I am very fond of studying Greek and I feel really happy when I can communicate with the locals without  feeling like as a tourist anymore. As I like to say, I am an Italian with a Greek heart! I love photography and my Nikon follows me in my Greek adventures! Taking photos is my way to express poetry and emotions of what I perceive through the shutter. I have participated to several photo contests and won prizes, one of them was an unforgettable stay in Santorini. My photos have been exhibited in Italy and Crete and on travel magazines.

I leave you now to the vision of some of them taken in the Cyclades and Gavdos island, South of Crete. They talk about cobalt Aegean, whitewashed chapels, expressive faces, lazy cats, and long, bright Greek summers. “My” islands are not simply islands but each of them represents a place where my heart, spirit and soul feels happy and free.

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