Croatia: the place to relax

Croatia Vacation

Croatia is a great place to enjoy your summer vacation. Besides the sea and the wonderful weather, there are other things to do, to make your holiday more interesting. I must say that we spent most of our time relaxing at the sea side, as we all wanted to do this: relax. But there’s definitely a lot to do if you want, have the time and, yes, money!

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Am plecat in Croatia cu gandul de-a ne relaxa, in principal. A fost prima data pentru noi si am incercat sa si vizitam una alta. Asa am ajuns la concluzia ca sunt enorm de multe lucruri de facut in tara asta frumoasa. De-aceea cred ca e o destinatie perfecta pentru oricine, indiferent de varsta sau preferinte. Ce-i drept, noi am stat mai mult la plaja, insa am observat diverse excursii cu barca, cu bicicleta, cu autocarul – atat in imprejurimi, cat si in alte tari vecine. 
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Many of you may now that the beach is beautiful, however full of rocks. So don’t forget to take with you some plastic shoes/sandals. If you don’t have any, no worries! The shops have dozens of different types of shoes for water. Another risk is to step on a hedgehog, which can be really painful. So don’t forget about the shoes! And yes, some goggles may help you swim better or look at those cute fishes.

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Nu uitati de o pereche de pantofi de apa, sau ceva sandale de plastic! Plaja e cam pietroasa, insa riscul cel mai mare e sa calcati pe-un arici de apa ceea ce poate fi cam dureros. Iar daca nu aveti acasa, veti gasi o sumedenie de modele la fiecare magazinas de pe plaja. Niste ochelari ar fi iar foarte buni, pentru ca apa e cam sarata. Si puteti sa faceti si snorkeling, sunt multi pestisori sub apa. Am incercat sa-i atrag cu paine, ca in Ibiza (click aici pentru a vedea filmuletul), insa astia erau ceva mai fricosi parca. 

Croatia sea Croatia - on the beachKrk Croatia We took the boat to Dubrovnik and we stayed there for one day. We visited the old city, which was really beautiful. I have a thing for these old cities, I fell they’re romantic and I just enjoy walking around them. Here you’ll find tones of restaurants and souvenir shops. I personally believe the souvenirs were too expensive.. I chose to buy some from other places (supermarkets, other cities) and ended up paying around three times less. And for visiting museums, it’s cheaper if you buy one ticket first and you can use it for more locations. Here is a link with more information.

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La Dubrovnik am mers cu un vaporas. Am vizitat cetatea veche, unde ne-am plimbat mai multe ore si am luat pranzul. Mie imi plac in general vechile cetati si da, va recomand sa mergeti. Iar daca va e foame, aveti de unde alege! E plin de restaurante, pizerii si alte cele. Iar daca vreti sa luati si cateva suveniruri, va recomand sa le cumparati din alt loc. Magazinele din cetate au niste preturi mult prea mari.. eu am hotarat sa iau din alta parte si-am platit pana la de trei ori mai putin. Insa asta doar in cazul suvenirurilor! Mancarea a fost ok. Iar daca vreti sa vizitati muzee, un singur bilet acopera intrarea la mai multe locatii – ceea ce e mai avantajos. Dar atunci incepeti vizita de dimineata, sa fiti siguri ca apucati. Noi insa nu am vizitat, pentru ca am stat doar o zi pe-acolo si-am ales sa ne plimbam doar. Pentru mai multe informatii despre Dubrovnik, dati click aici.DubrovnikCroatia Dubrovnik Boat Croatia Dubrovnik CroatiaThe food was nice as well, we ate their traditional Cevapcici and Purgerica, some different types of fish and we tasted some wine and the local spirit (Rakija). Most restaurants had a menu outside so you could see whether you’d like their food, or prices. The staff was also very polite and welcoming, so every time we felt comfortable and enjoyed our meals.

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Mancarea mi-a placut! Printre mancarurile traditionale se numara Cevapcici si Purgerica (un fel de mici!), preparate de peste si bauturi precum vin sau Rakija. Aproape fiecare restaurant avea meniul afisat afara, asa ca mereu alegeam in functie de ce vedeam inainte. Personalul a fost mereu dragut si amabil, asa ca ne-am simtit foarte bine. Croatian food

andra croatia 2013I really liked this country: beautiful landscapes, clean water, polite people, good food, good prices, lovely weather – great Holiday!

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Mi-a placut mult Croatia: peisaj deosebit, apa curata, oamenii amabili, mancarea buna, preturile bune, vremea placuta – o vacanta grozava!

 Croatia❤ Andra

 

* Photos were made by me and Vasile Dorolti (his blog here)

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The end of Holiday

CroatiaWhile everyone else is talking about Back to School trends, I’m here to talk about, well, holiday! I’ve thought about this and I believe it’s best to give you my Croatia review now, when my memory is fresh and I can provide you with more details. So even if you’re not going on Holiday right now, you will one day (hopefully) and this review can be very handy. Until then, let me describe you my journey.

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A-nceput scoala si odata cu ea toata lumea vorbeste de Back to School trenduri: sfaturi despre cum ne putem imbraca, machia si  asa mai departe. Ei bine, eu am ales sa va impartasesc acum experienta mea in Croatia, pentru ca mi-e mai usor sa-mi amintesc totul si va pot oferi mai multe detalii. Chiar daca e mai probabil sa nu mergeti acum intr-o vacanta, cand va fi sa mergeti acest Review va va fi de folos! Asa ca, sa-ncepem povestea!

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On the 1st of September I flew back to Romania to visit my family and soon after that we all went on a road trip to Croatia. We spent some time there and we tried to visit as much as possible. After that, we chose to drive through Montenegro to see the amazing scenery, which was great! Now, I am at home, in my old room, thinking of what I should pack for my trip back to Manchester. Yes, this has been one crazy summer! So what’s next? A crazy autumn! In the next post I want to give you more details about the different places I visited in Croatia and some tips if you want to go there.

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Trebuia sa predau lucrarea de final si-am hotarat impreuna cu fetele sa ne intalnim si sa sarbatorim impreuna. Indata ce-am predat lucrarile am desfacut o sticla de sampanie si-am ciocnit pentru un viitor mai bun, acum c-avem si diploma de master! A urmat apoi o petrecere bine meritata si dupa, repede mi-am facut bagajele: am venit acasa. Iar a doua zi eram pe masina, in drum spre Croatia. Pentru ca am vizitat mai multe locatii, vreau sa vi le descriu pe fiecare in parte (pe scurt), in urmatorul articol. Am si cateva recomandari pe care le voi impartasi tot atunci. Intre timp, ma uit la multele pozele pe care le-am facut si (iar) imi fac bagajul – urmeaza sa ma intorc in Manchester.

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❤ Andra

*Photos were made by me and my father, Vasile Dorolti – his blog here.

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IBIZA Review

There’s some things I want to share with you if you think of going to Ibiza! First of all, don’t forget to pack a pair of sport shoes: you can go on small trips and those fancy sandals won’t be enough..Luckily I had with me a basic pair of white shoes and I used them…a lot! The island is full of nice places, so maybe you want to rent a car or a scooter. In that case, don’t forget your drivings licence!

Noah buun, daca va hotarati sa mergeti in Ibiza, va recomand cateva lucruri. In primul rand, luati-va cu voi o pereche de adidasi/tenisi. Sunt multe excursii de facut pe stanci sau alte zone unde sandalele noastre de plaja n-au ce cauta. Insula e relativ mica si plina de obiective turistice. Puteti inchiria o masina sau un scuter la un pret convenabil, dar nu uitati sa va luati cu voi carnetul de conducere!Seaside - Ibiza

When on the island, buy an equipment for snorkeling (3-15 Euros): the water is crystal clear, with many fishes. Use some bread to attract more – it’s really fun!

Ajunsi acolo, investiti intr-un echipament pentru snorkeling: ochelari si tub (intre 3-15 Euro) – apa e super limpede si puteti sa vedeti pestisorii. Ca sa atrageti mai multi, puneti prin apa bucatele de paine. swimming

Beware of the jelly-fishes! They can be very dangerous, even though they look cute and pink. They burn your skin and leave marks on it. Dan touched them while swimming on the first day. He still has the marks.. it doesn’t hurt anymore, but it’s not pleasant!

Aveti grija la meduze! Uneori mai apar prin apa, dar se vad din departare. Daca le vedeti, cautati mai bine alta plaja. Daca le atingeti, va ardeti putin pielea si va ustura..Apoi ramaneti cu cateva urme. Dan inca le mai are, din prima zi.. Nu-l doare acum deloc, dar n-a fost ceva placut! Ibiza3Andra – laughing at Dan: ‘really? those cute pink things hurt you?’ – before seeing his skin

Eu, razand de Dan ca l-au piscat niste chestii mici si roz… asta inainte sa-i vad pielea!Ibiza - beach Ibiza diving

Places I’ve been to and I recommend / Locuri unde-am fost si le recomand

IBIZA – THE OLD TOWN
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CALA DEN SERRA – CLOSE TO PORTINATX (with the bike)
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SAN MIGUEL – CAVES, BEACH AND TOWER (with the boat)
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Holiday in Ibiza

I was planning to post on the blog while on holiday, in Ibiza. However, I changed my mind once I got there. Don’t get me wrong, I love posting and writing on my blog, but I chose to enjoy the holiday to the fullest. And I’m glad I did so! Dan and I have gathered so many memories these days. We did so many things, it felt we stayed much longer than one week. Ibiza is full of surprises once you start walking. We made small trips and discovered amazing places and landscapes. Ibiza is much more than just sea and parties. It can be as interesting as you want it to be, there’s plenty of things to do and see. Please enjoy this movie I made (which I love!) and I promise to write a review about the island asap! (and some pictures, as well!)

Initial, aveam in gand sa postez in timp ce eram in vacanta, in Ibiza. Insa m-am razgandit odata ce-am ajuns acolo. Chiar daca-mi face deosebita placere sa scriu pe blog, am vrut sa ma bucur la maxim de vacanta si sa nu-mi ocup timpul cu altceva. si bine-am facut! Am avut parte de-o saptamana de vis alaturi de Dan. Am adunat o gramada de amintiri in doar cateva zile. Si-asta pentru ca am ales sa fim cat mai activi, mai ales ca amandoi ne plictisim teribil la plaja! Am facut baie, suntem si bronzati, dar insula asta merita explorata. Totul a inceput cand stateam pe prosop, uzi, sa ne uscam la soare; si-am vazut in departare o cetate, intr-un varf de deal, si-am zis: mergem? si dusi am fost. Asa a fost in fiecare zi, apoi. E-un loc frumos si sunt multe de facut aici. Deocamdata va arat un filmulet pe care l-am facut (si-l ador!) si promit sa revin cu opinii si sfaturi despre insula! (si poze, desigur!)

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Holiday

Andra DoroltiAs I mentioned here, I came home for a couple of days. It’s like I was expecting it to be, maybe even better. Some friends started a new business: printing T Shirts, so I had to make one myself. Guess what? I chose to print a funny picture with the Blog Andra Dorolti logo. It turned out cute and colorful. And comfy! I got it yesterday evening, so today it was time to try it on. What do you think? 🙂

Dupa cum m-am laudat aici, am venit acasaaa! Si am primit tricouasul comandat de la Oveo. E aceeasi firma cu care organizam acum Giveaway aici. Am ales sa-mi pun o poza haioasa cu logo-ul Blog Andra Dorolti. Si pentru ca pozele au fost modificate de o prietena,  am mentionat-o si pe ea: DDM Fashion. M-am bucurat sa primesc in sfarsit tricoul! Imi place, e comod, pozele sunt clare, ca in imaginea pe care-am trimis-o. Voi ce v-ati ales sa puneti pe tricou, in caz ca veti castiga?

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Leeds

Leeds trip

I’m quite busy these days.. projects, deadlines and so on. So I needed a break, a small one, but so welcomed! We chose to visit Leeds, a town close to Manchester. It was a beautiful, sunny weather, at 1° (so yes, freezing!), but definitely worth it!

Sunt extrem de ocupata zilele astea, asa ca aveam nevoie de o mica pauza. Am hotarat sa mergem in Leeds, un oras aproape de Manchester. Am avut parte de-un soare puternic, insa 1° afara. Asa ca am cam inghetat umpicut, dar s-a meritat!

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The city centre has all the popular shops, but also the luxury brands, which are on small beautiful streets.

Centrul e plin de magazine si ici-colo se iveste cate-o straduta inchisa, frumos aranjata, cu marci de lux.

Leeds city centre

The city hall is absolutely beautiful! Here’s a picture from the inside.

Primaria e absolut superba – sincer, am observat asta cam des pe-aici!

Leeds town hall

My favourite part: Kirkstall Abbey (from 1152). These ruins are surrounded by lots of nature and water. It’s an amazing place that I truly recommend.

Locul meu preferat: Kirkstall Abbey (din 1152). Ruine inconjurate de natura si apa – un peisaj de vis pe care-l recomand sa-l vizitati daca aveti vreodata ocazia!

Kirkstall AbbeyKurkstall AbbeyKirkstall AbbeyI read in some brochures that they have more parks and similar buildings around the city. But you need a car to go and visit them. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty to see in the city!

Am citit in diverse brosuri ca au numeroase parcuri si alte cladiri istorice prin zona, insa e nevoie de-o masina personala pentru a ajunge la ele, fiind mai departe. Dar daca sunteti ca noi, nu va faceti griji! Sunt o gramada de lucruri de facut si in oras.

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