Today I will present to you a newly found discovery which has instantly climbed to the top of my best bougatsa in town list !
What is bougatsa ? Ok, let’s take it from the beginning.
Bougatsa, (Greek: Μπουγάτσα[buˈɣatsa]), is a Greek breakfast pastry consisting of either semolina custard, cheese, or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo. It is said to originate in Serres, in the Macedonia region of northern Greece and is especially popular in the northern Greek port of Thessaloniki.
I think wikipedia has covered the basics, all you have to do now is taste it !
To Neon is a typical bougatsa place in the centre of the city. It is located on the corner of L.Sofou and Fragon str. right opposite the conservatory – a beautiful old building, and 5 minutes walking from the port. It also has other breakfast pastry things which I have not tasted, therefore I cannot recommend. I am really addicted to the cheese bougatsa, and cannot think of anything else !
There is a sitting area so you can enjoy your bougatsa there, or take it with you. The staff is very polite, clean and fast. Try it and you will not regret it !
TedX is back for it’s 4th year in Thessaloniki. This year’s theme ?
Where does something end and where does it begin?
How can an end boost inspiration and how does a beginning make an end?
Where do we start from and how many are the ends and beginnings in a human’s lifetime?
This year TedX will explore the powerful circle between the end and the beginning and the moving force created when combined almost in every aspect of our life. A best selling author, an inspirational teacher and a historical figure from the design industry, among other speakers, will help us better understand what ends and beginnings mean to us. The guests will share ideas, personal stories and experiences to showcase the ever-evolving relationship between new starts and endings. We’ll have the chance to follow a young photographer’s strenuous efforts to understand the worlds of pornography and trafficking, and help young people make a new start in their lives, while a social entrepreneur will show how he decided to make a new beginning and flourish in a country miles away from his birthplace. Having experienced in our very own lives profound change through ends and beginnings over the recent years, this year TEDxThessaloniki felt the need to put together and showcase on stage people who have managed to master this powerful interconnection between several starting and ending points*.
Here is the programme.
SESSION 1 | 11.00-12.50 | Liftoff
1. Performance Vis Motrix – Dance Group
2. Maya Tsoclis – Journalist
3. Stephanie Hospital – Venture Capitalist
4. Andreas Souvaliotis – Social entrepreneur
5. Chris Giannou – War surgeon
BREAK | 12.50-13.30
SESSION 2 | 13.30-15.30 | Think Again
1. Dimitris Korres – Engineer
2. Dianna Cohen – Artist – Environmental activist
3. Prodromos Nikiforidis – Architect
4. Tim Rylands – Educator
5. Performance Polkar – Music band
BREAK | 15.30-16.30
SESSION 3 | 16.30-18.20 | The Journey is Ours
1. Christos Chomenidis – Novelist
2. Christian Heilmann – Web professional
3. Myrto Papadopoulos – Photographer
4. Satyabrata Dam – Adventurist
5. Performance Stringless – Music band
BREAK | 18.20-19.00
SESSION 4 | 19.00-20.30 | To Βe Continued
1. Carlos Eduardo Espinal – Startup investor
2. Diana Wais – Clinical psychologist
3. George Lois – Creative Director-Designer
4. Performance Plus n’ Minus Collective – Music band
When? Tomorrow May 10th at 11:00
Where? Royal Theatre of Thessaloniki – White Tower area
If you did not get your ticket in time you can watch live streaming here
*The theme of TEDxThessaloniki 2014 is inspired by and built around T.S. Eliot’s quote “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”