I associate my earliest memories with Greece, since it was the most common destination for me and my family to travel to. I think these first trips left a huge mark on my life. They shaped me and showed me the true joy of traveling. Also It was then when my love for Mediterranean started to grow ever since. I became obsessed with the sea and the coastal culture. In 2012 I decided to test my idea of becoming a travel photographer by traveling to Greece once again. This time I chose Parga, a small place located in the northwest of Greece. I heard wonderful stories about it, its streets and people. They all turned out to be true. One day, while I was searching for some interesting corners and moments to photograph, an old lady, selling herbs in front of her house caught my attention. She was surrounded by all these fresh, green and fragrant herbs. She had these incredibly blue eyes which were full of life, and it was a sight I couldn’t resist to photograph. I asked her for a permission but she didn’t speak English. She told me something in Greek and then she laughed. In that moment a young man came to her and kissed her. His name was Spiros, and he was her grandson. He worked at Kayak renting service and he rented me one of his boats on my first day in Parga. He asked me if I could take a picture of him and his grandma. After I had photographed them he invited me to lunch with them. I entered their lovely house full of light and wonderful scents. These scents were coming from their stove. It was their lunch. We sat for the table and Irini, Spiros’s grandmother put a huge pot in front of us. It was filled with a Lentil stew. It looked so fresh, so simple and so healthy. While we were eating our lunch Spiros told me that in Greece, lentils are very popular because they are so cheap and available, and yet they are considered to be very healthy and nutritious. Now, whenever I want to remember Parga again, all I need to do is to cook this simple, healthy dish.