This year, Maryhop Weblog was awarded at the Marie Claire Greece Weblog Awards as the Greatest TRAVEL Weblog! Of course, I had to share my expertise from the awards evening at the Onassis Cultural Centre exactly where the ceremony took location – scroll down for photographs and a lot more!

Prior to that, let’s take a trip back in time when I was just starting my journey in the planet of blogging. A time when I employed to devote days studying skilled international bloggers in order to find out WHAT BLOGGING WAS and how it could really lead a person to good results. As you may well know, I came from a field that had absolutely nothing to do with PR agencies, brands, advertising and marketing or marketing – not to mention my lack of expertise in social media techniques and campaigns. That meant I had a actually extended way ahead!

I joined the planet of aviation at a young age and constructed my profession step-by-step, all by myself. Blogging was an additional good challenge for me. It was strictly skilled to me from Day 1 – it was neither a hobby, nor some type of journal to share my thoughts. Almost everything on this weblog has been developed with consideration to detail, legality and professionalism.
Final year when I was nominated as Greatest Life style Weblog for the very first time at the Marie Claire Weblog Awards, I was fortunate adequate to have a lot of doors open for me – doors that lead to fascinating new roads and projects. I worked really hard, constructed relationships and amazing collabs and even even though I did not win an award, I felt I gained a lot – largely by communicating my perform to the planet and meeting new, fascinating individuals. I invested in these relationships more than time as I normally do,
My second nomination came this year at the Greatest Travel Weblog category – a category reduce out for me. By means of Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (never neglect to comply with me @marykalymnou), I shared all these moments that lead to the evening of the awards – all the challenges and, of course, the cocktail evening organized by Belvedere, the grand sponsor of the awards. My second nomination came at a time when I was a lot more prepared than ever – wiser and a lot more seasoned.

And the day of the awards immediately approached.

(I never have to mention that it was a hectic day, complete of hair and makeup appointments and outfit fitting – I will dedicate a separate post with makeup &amp outfit facts as every person who supported my hopes and dreams all through that period and created me really feel like a actual-life princess at the evening of the awards actually deserves a Specific Edit by Maryhop!)

The Greatest Travel Weblog category opened the awards ceremony, so you can envision how NERVOUS I felt! Galatia Laskaraki, the director of Marie Claire Greece – who believed in me all along and I really should certainly take the possibility to thank as soon as once again- handed me my award. Such a WOW moment for me, I have to admit, considering the fact that I’ve worked so really hard for this weblog.

The ceremony took location at the Onassis Cultural Centre in an amphitheatre filled with individuals even though the celebration at “Hytra”. The OCC best floor restaurant, was basically Wonderful! I devote hours performing – what else? – socializing and I when I ultimately got back residence along with my award!

The award took its location at the crisp white vanity at The Vip Excellence Profession Centre – Maryhop’s workplace for the previous couple of months! It is a Profession Centre for Flight Attendants that was developed fueled by the specific partnership I have constructed with every and every single 1 of my readers, a profession centre that continuously reminds me the value of chasing your dreams, believing in oneself and performing every thing in your energy to make these dreams come correct.

That is the pretty essence of blogging for me!

I would like to thank Marie Claire as soon as a lot more for believing in me, the group that supported me and and worked for this , the judges for acknowledging the really hard perform I’ve place on this weblog and, of course, I would like to thank Grace Hotels, the sponsor of my category – which will quickly welcome me at the exceptional Grace Mykonos!

I would also like to thank a couple of individuals who stand beside me in all this: my beloved sister – the technical life and soul of this weblog -, Elena – who supports me performing the English version of the weblog -, my close friends for their patience throughout the hours I devote to retain the weblog up and operating and the like of my life, Yannis who is normally there for me and also, behind every single photo you see on this weblog. And above all, I would like to thank YOU for reading my weblog, following my adventures and providing me a possibility to get much better and much better at what I am performing day by day.

I cannot express how thankful, loved and blessed I really feel for this award!




Thank you all,





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