Photography: Michail Androulidakis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
To travel is to live and Volvo S90 is the ideal companion.
What can we say about travelling? Travelling broadens your mind, fills your soul with happiness, helps you find yourself and offers you newer and richer experiences. Dalai Lama said that Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before and I couldn’t agree more! I love travelling and I try to take even short trips as much as I can.
What I mostly enjoy is road trips with no destination, chasing to find some beautiful place to get lost. Hitting the road feels like there’s nothing behind me and everything is ahead of me. Because, the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at the destination, it is all the experiences that happen along the way. Having your favourite people and your favourite car with you, makes everything seem like a pleasurable, exciting, liberating experience! No matter where I go, the journey is the destination!
As usual, one day I decided to do a road trip with no destination. After a lot of wandering, we ended up to Orini Arkadia. The beautiful snowy mountains and the breathtaking landscape made this destination ideal for a relaxed and romantic weekend escape!
At the last minute we managed to find a beautiful hotel with an idyllic mountain view and spent all night next to the fireplace listening to music and drinking fine distillates.
As elegant as it gets, Volvo S90 is a car that you definitely fall in love with. Easy to drive, spacious, luxurious and cozy, this car offers you an amazing sensation. Not only it looks effortlessly good but it is quick and provides plenty of grip. Although it is as long as the XC90, Volvo S90’s 360 Camera and Sensors help you control the car totally, therefore the size does not toughen up the driving experience. Totally recommended, you should arrange a test drive in order to discover it for yourself.
A car that not only is included among the 3 safest cars in the world (the other two are also Volvos!), but also delivers the luxury and efficiency that an adventurer needs.
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In conclusion, I would like to share one of my favourite poems with you. A poem that encapsulates the meaning of life:
“As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
Hope the voyage is a long one.
May there be many a summer morning when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you come into harbours seen for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.“ – C.P. Cavafy