Paris Day Two: Eiffel Tower, Great food, Great weather

Paris Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Holiday, Summer, Romantic tripGet ready to be bombarded with loads of photos in front of the Eiffel Tower. It’s just the best background. It automatically makes every single picture look more awesome. Anyway, let’s get back to our journey: We woke up early in order to get at the Eiffel Tower in time, to avoid the queues. However, they opened the lifts to go to the top after 12pm. So My advice: if you do want to go to the top (which I recommend), go there at around 11 pm so you don’t have to wait too much to see everything. Prices to go up: 9€ / adult – middle. 15€ / adult – top. Waiting in the queues can’t be avoided.. there’s just too many tourists. Just bare that in mind and try not to be bothered by it. We spent there around 3 hours (or more). After that we stayed in the park nearby to enjoy our fresh sandwiches. There was a huge projector with the French Open Final with Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep. We stayed there a bit just because we are great supporters of Simona, as she represents the country we’re from.

After staring at the Eiffel Tower from all possible angles and gardens and places.. we went further to Montmartre. This place was full of interesting shops, beautiful cafes and, the main attraction: Sacre-Coeur. The shops are a bit expensive as they have exclusive products, the cafes and restaurants are comparable to the UK and the entrance to Sacre-Coeur is free.

The final stop was Moulin-Rouge. After that we walked around the city for a bit. It was almost 11 pm and it was still nice and warm. It reminded me of the summers at home. It seemed like the city came to live. More locals were out, drinking on a terrace, talking in their beautiful french and laughing. A lot of laughing. I didn’t want to go back to our hotel. But we were tired.. and I wanted to rest for the next day. We were planning to go to the Louvre. But in the end it turned out to be much more…. to be continued..

Paris Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Holiday, Summer, Romantic trip

Asteptati-va sa fiti bombardati cu o sumedenie de poze cu Turnul Eiffel. Degeaba, orice poza arata bine cu el in cadru. A fost si primul lucru pe care l-am vizitat in a doua zi, asa ca am fost fresh si dornici de pozat. Ne-am trezit devreme tocmai ca sa evitam cozile. Dar degeaba am ajuns noi mai devreme, ca au deschis lifturile pentru a urca in varf doar dupa ora 12pm. De aceea va recomand sa mergeti in jurul orei 11, ca sa nu asteptati prea mult pentru a urca in varf (asta daca vreti). sunt doua optiuni: va opriti la mijloc (9€ / adult) Sau continuati pana in varf (inca 6 €, in total 15). Dupa vizita, ne-am pus in parc de unde puteam sa admiram frumosul turn, in timp ce am mancat putin. Intre timp am observat ca au pus un ecran imens pe care era proiectata finala de tenis intre Sharapova si Simona Halep. Plin de romani mandri, plini de steaguri tricolore.. a fost un sentiment frumos! 

Urmatoarea oprire a fost cartierul Montmartre. Un loc cu stradute inguste, cladiri cu arhitecturi deosebite..si lucrul meu preferat: multe flori. Am pierdut vremea plimbandu-ne printre stradute, uitandu-ne la cateva magazine cu produse speciale iar in final am ajuns la Sacre-Couer. Desi nu era voie sa faci poze, toata lumea isi ascundea aparatul sau telefonul pe sub mana si pozau non stop. De ce? Nu stiu. Noi am ales in schimb sa admiram arhitectura, sa ascultam corul care tocmai incepuse si sa ne bucuram de moment, pe moment. Intrarea a fost gratuita.

Ne-am odihnit apoi savurand o masa copioasa la un restaurant local, cu mancaruri bio. Din pacate n-am retinut numele localului si nu l-am gasit online, insa oriunde am mancat in Paris mi-a placut enorm. E adevarat, am si cautat localuri aglomerate, cu mancaruri gatite, terase aranjate. In medie plateam aproximativ 30 € / persoana mancare si bautura. 

Cu burta plina ne-am indreptat inspre Moulin Rouge unde Dan ar fi stat la un show (sau doua) dar cineva n-a fost de acord. Deja se facuse ora 11 seara si parca orasul se trezea la viata. Multi localnici erau afara, pe terase, eram inconjurata de o armoa de parfumuri de la fetele gatite de iesit in oras. Franceza lor dadea impresia ca aveau cele mai intereante discutii. Doar ca tot ce intelegeam eu era ‘Qui Qui’. Era perfect, cald dar nu prea cald, imi aducea aminte de serile cu colegii de liceu in centrul vechi in Baia Mare, cum stateam noptile afara si povesteam. Era vremea perfecta si compania perfecta. N-as fi vrut sa plec la hotel insa eram amandoi prea obositi. Si planuisem o gramada de lucruri pentru urmatoarea zi.. iar Dan mai planuise ceva ce aveam sa aflu abia spre finalul zilei… 

 

Eiffel Tower

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Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

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Moulin Rouge
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Paris Day One: Exploring the city

Paris Visit holiday Champs Elysees Arc de Triomph Exploring the city3 am. The alarm goes on: it’s time to wake up, it’s time for our holiday! We quickly wake up and get ready for the flight. We arrive in the train station, as we need to take a train to the Airport. Dan goes and asks someone when is the next train. He tells us to go to the wrong platform. Did we miss the train? Of course we did! Was I angry? A little bit. So here we are, running like crazy at 4:30 am in the morning. We finally get to the airport (in time). Once on the plane, we take out our guide book and start planning our first day in Paris. For the first day we chose to explore. We chose to walk around the city, stare at the beautiful architecture and tick off some of the main attractions from the list. This was our journey:

We took the metro to Champs-Elysees Clemenceau and walked around until we reached the Arc de Triomphe. After that we took a boat trip around the Eiffel tower and the two islands: Ile de Cite and Ile St Louis. On our way we stopped at Notre Dame, but it was too busy so we didn’t go in. Our evening ended with a great feast from Laduree, a popular location for those who love desserts. I’ll show you now some photos of our journey and some ideas and tips about the things we’ve seen.

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3 dimineata. Alarma suna: e timpul sa ne trezim, a sosit ziua cea mare, mergem la Paris! Repede ne ridicam din pat, ne pregatim si suntem gata de mers la gara. Trebuia sa luam un tren pana la aeroport. Ajungem la gara si tipul de la informatii ne trimite la platforma gresita. Fugim repede sa realizam ca nu suntem unde trebuie. No hai, fuga inapoi la platforma care trebuie. Trenul deja pornise. Normal ca l-am pierdut! Asa ca asteptam urmatorul tren… Se putea sa nu fie cu peripetii? Nu, asa e mai interesant! Amandoi am rasulftat usurati odata ce-am ajuns in avion si repede ne-am luat cartea cu Paris, sa ne planificam ce vom face odata ce ajungem in oras. Pentru prima zi am ales sa ne plimbam mai mult, sa vizitam cateva obiective la care nu trebuie sa stam la coada. Aceasta a fost ruta noastra: Am luat metroul pana la Champs-Elysees Clemenceau. De-acolo ne-am plimbat pana am ajuns la Arcul de Triumf. Dupa am facut o excursie cu barca pe langa turnul Eiffel si cele doua insule: Ile de Cite si Ile St Louis. Pe traseu ne-am oprit si la Notre Dame insa era prea aglomerat si nu am intrat. Iar ziua s-a terminat cu un ospat de la Laduree, o cofetarie populara pentru iubitorii de deserturi. Urmeaza sa va arat traseul parcurs in poze, iar apoi sa va impartasesc cateva idei si sfaturi despre ceea ce-am vazut. 

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The boat trip is a must do! You get a guide who tells you a bit of information about the surroundings. It took approx one hour. It was a great way to enjoy the city while relaxing a bit, or sleeping (in Dan’s case). But don’t worry, he didn’t miss much. I quickly woke him up with my constant enthusiasm: “look there, and there, and there!”. Price: 15 € / person. 

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Recomand cu tarie excursia cu barca. Dureaza aproximativ o ora, are un ghid care descrie in cateva cuvinte importantele cladiri pe langa care trecem. Interesant si interactiv! E o ocazie perfecta de-a vedea mai mult din Paris si e foarte relaxant in acelasi timp. Iar in cazul lui Dan, e o ocazie perfecta de-a trage un pui de somn. Dar stati linistiti, ca n-a apucat sa doarma mult cu mine langa el, extrem de entuziasmata: ” Oa, uita-te la aia! Si la aia! Vai, ai vazut aia?”. Pretul excursiei: 15 € / persoana. 
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It’s no wonder why Laduree is so popular. They are extremely delicious! And yes, perhaps their marketing strategy has something to do with it as well. Their packaging is amazing. Every single detail, every single piece of macaroon looks flawless. There are more Laduree shops in the city, but my favourite location is the one on Champs Elysees.

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Nu degeaba sunt populare deserturile Laduree. Sunt dementiale! Si da, poate si marketingul are de-a face putin (mai mult) cu asta. Accentul pe care-l pun pe ambalaj e incredibil.  Am vazut mai multe locatii insa preferata mea e cea de pe Champs Elysees: totul e…intr-un cuvant: grandios! Pretul e si el… grandios! Dar sunt delicioase. 
Paris Laduree dessert

Next: Paris Day Two: The Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur, Moulin Rouge.

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Easter Sunday at Chatsworth House

Hello dear friends, how was your Easter holiday? I hope you enjoyed it and had a bit of time to relax.  In my culture, Easter is relatively a big thing. We paint eggs, have traditional meals, we visit relatives and friends, it’s a fun time. While Dan was enjoying all these at home, I was in Manchester, working. That’s why I had to make Sunday special. This is how I decided to join my friends to Chatsworth House, in the Peak District. We opted for a garden and house tour. Because of the weather, I had to leave my dress in a closet and choose something warm instead. I also gave up the idea of wearing high heels – walking around for hours? – no, thank you. That’s why I just chose a pair of comfy shoes. I chose to wear my latest acquisition: a shirt with a floral print on it together with my favourite pair of trousers from H&M.

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Dragi prieteni, sper ca ati avut parte de un Paste fericit, de o mini vacanta asa cum v-ati propus! Anul acesta am petrecut Pastele in Anglia si am realizat cat de importante sunt traditiile. Englezii nu sarbatoresc in mod deosebit. Ei prefera sa mearga la shopping, sa mearga la restaurant si sa cumpere oua de ciocolata. Multe. Si… cam atat. Desi sunt un marketer in devenire, nu-mi place cum sarbatorile se transforma incetisor in marketing si vanzari. Aud adesea: ‘nu mai e cum era odata’. Si e pacat. Insa nu e prea tarziu si totul depinde de noi. De aceea stiu ca eu cel putin am sa pastrez sprititul sarbatorilor si-am sa-mi invat copiii si nepotii sa faca la fel. 

Pentru ca eu urma sa lucrez in fiecare zi, am hotarat ca Dan sa mearga acasa, sa fie alaturi de ai lui. Iar eu, ca sa-mi fac duminica de Paste mai speciala, am plecat impreuna cu niste prieteni la un castel in apropiere, unde ne-am petrecut toata ziua plimbandu-ne prin gradini si bucurandu-ne de natura. Pentru mini excursie am ales sa ma imbrac cat mai comod si calduros. In final, tinuta s-a potrivit la fix cu natura: pantaloni verzi, camasuta cu print floral si pasari. A fost o zi reusita, dar la anul tare-as vrea sa o petrec acasa! 

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Coat – Mango

Bag – Benvenutti (Romania)

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Ski Holiday in Austria

ski holiday austria alpsI’m not a fan of the cold. Knowing that I’ll spend a week at 2000 m altitude didn’t make me happy, but I really wanted to go to experience skiing abroad. I packed and packed and packed. I took with me everything that was warm enough for a cold trip. But guess what? It turned out to be much more better than expected. We were too lucky to ski under a bright blue sky, with so high temperatures that I didn’t need to wear my body warmers. Instead, the suncream was a must. My dream came true: enjoying skiing, while being warm. The trip was great and I’m happy to share with you a short list of the things I liked.

Price

The Holiday was not too expensive. Accommodation options vary, depending on your budget. The ski pass is approximately 200 Euros for 5 days and the price goes slightly up, when adding more days. The sky pass includes free rides with the bus, or free parking if you’re with your own car. Overall – the holiday is definitely worth the price!

Weather

Now, we were lucky to enjoy this splendid weather. Our host told us that what we experienced is usually in the summer and not now. But what I know is that the next trip will be in March as well, not sooner.

Skiing

There are so many options you can choose from. You can plan your skiing based on your level, on what you want to do and how long you want to stay. And the landscape is truly amazing. I would stop every now and then and just look around. There are cottages with restaurants and restrooms. There are also many ski services along the way in case you want to fix them. My ski boots were horrible and really damaged my feet. That’s why I chose to rent a pair. For renting there are various possibilities and the prices are alright. For example, I paid 15 Euros for 2 days for the ski boots.

Food

Overall the food tastes good. Everything that I tried I liked (especially the cakes!). They are very good at making cheese and apple cakes. One specific is the Apfelstrudel (with apples). One place that I liked was a terrace on the water in Zell am See. We also enjoyed a great cheese cake on a boat, on a lake in Germany. – which brings me to my last point:

Location

We stayed close to Zell am Ziller (near Insbruck). We spent two days travelling around, to get to know the area. Close to our place we found beautiful lakes and landscapes. If you love being surrounded by nature, then I think you’d like this area. And to relax a bit after all that skiing (and eating), we spent an afternoon in a spa center with saunas and warm jacuzzis. My parents don’t ski and they chose to spend their days around the area. They never got bored, as there is always something to see or do.

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Nu-mi place deloc frigul. Asa ca, o vacanta la 2000 m altitudine nu m-a incantat neaparat. Dar n-am schiat niciodata in afara tarii asa ca am vrut neaparat sa ma duc in Austria. Asa ca mi-am indesat in bagaj toate bluzele si toti pantalonii polartec pe care i-am avut prin casa. Mama mi-a pus si ea ce-am avut ramas in tara sa nu cumva sa-mi fie frig! Ce sa spun, a fost atat de cald ca n-am putut purta niciun polartec! Dimpotriva, mereu cu crema de protectie solara dupa noi. Un soare puternic, un cer complet senin iar totul in jurul nostru alb. A fost de vis! Cu adevarat o vacanta reusita, asa ca va scriu pe scurt cateva lucruri care mi-au placut si care cred ca va pot veni in ajutor, sa va faceti o idee:

Pretul

Pretul pentru o excursie la ski in Austria poate sa fie foarte bun. Cazarea chiar difera in functie de buget si daca alegeti sa inchiriati un apartament pe care sa-l impartiti cu gasca iese foarte avantajos. Ski passul a fost in jur de 200 Euro pentru 5 zile, iar pentru fiecare zi in plus creste putin. Comparand cu preturile din Maramures (Suior, Cavnic) si partiile din zona pot sa spun ca ski passul are un pret tare bun! Cu el aveti si autobuz gratuit ce va duce la partii sau parcare gratuita daca sunteti cu masina. Sincer, credeam ca va fi mai scump insa am ajuns la concluzia ca e foarte avantajos.

Vremea

Din punctul asta de vedere am avut un noroc extraordinar. Gazda noastra ne spunea ca doar vara au parte de vreme asa buna. Dar ideea e ca si data viitoare am sa aleg sa merg prin Martie si nu mai repede. Zapada a fost foarte buna si poate prin Februarie ar fi prea frig.

Schiatul

Schiatul in sine a fost o placere. O multitudine de partii in functie de pregatirea fiecaruia. Atatea partii ca n-am putut sa mergem pe toate, iar peisajul deosebit oriunde. Iar asta mi-a placut cel mai mult: ca am avut de unde alege. Pe alocuri diverse restaurante si toalete, totul la dispozitia noastra. Iar din cand in cand service pentru schiuri in caz ca aveam nevoie sa le fixam cumva. Am schiat mult mai mult decat eram eu obisnuita si claparii m-au jenat teribil. Asa ca am hotarat sa-mi inchiriez altii pentru ultimele doua zile. Statiunea a fost plina de magazine si una doua mi-am gasit ceva sa-mi placa. Pretul iar a fost convenabil zic eu: 15 Euro pentru doua zile.

Mancarea

N-am mancat prea mult prin oras, insa tot ce-am gustat mi-a placut tare. Ei fac foarte bune patiserii asa ca a trebuit sa gustam pe langa cafeluta un Apfelstrudel (strudel cu mere) si Kase kuchen (prajitura cu branza).

Locatia

Noi am ales sa stam in Zell am Ziller, de unde am luat telecabina si ne-am plimbat apoi prin munti pe unde am vrut. Zona este frumoasa si imi place ca aproape sunt multe locatii deosebite: Insbruck, Zell am See, Munich. Parintii mei nu schiaza si ei intreaga vacanta s-au plimbat prin imprejurimi. Lucruri sunt destule de vizitat si de facut. Si ca sa ne odihnim dupa atata schiat (si mancat), am hotarat sa mergem la un spa cu jacuzziuri cu apa calda si saune. Am gasit un locsor in Germania, langa un lac frumos la vreo 50 km de statiune.

 

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Lastly, here’s a small movie I made just for fun. I thought I might share it with you too. It’s a bit shaky because Dan was filming while he was skiing. I hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂

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In ultimul rand, vreau sa va impartasesc un scurt film pe care l-am facut doar de dragul de-a avea o amintire. E cam miscat pentru ca Dan a filmat in timp ce schia.

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Getting ready for Holiday

327-3-piccolo-1-travel-around-the-worldI’m one of those tourists who love to explore as much as possible when going somewhere. I’m curious and intrigued about each place I visit. And no matter if it’s a popular city like Paris or just a small village half an hour from home. For me, any trip is exciting – it’s one of my favourite things to do. And I wanted to stress this, because many people tell me that they can’t afford to go on a trip. But I believe that it doesn’t need to be something big. Not for me at least.

Every trip recharges my batteries with new ideas, inspiration and motivation to come back and become better. Because I love travelling, my wish is to see as much as possible. In order to do so, Dan and I try to never go back to the same place. Even though we love it. We love everything we’ve seen so far but we want to see more. Now, I’ve been to Austria many times. However, this will be our first time skiing which is really exciting!

When it comes to clothes, I like to dress comfortably. I know I’m going to do a lot of walking and shoes are very important for me. I’ll do try and look for nice garments, as I know I’ll be taking loads of photos. But my focus is comfort.

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Sunt genul de turist caruia ii place sa vada cat mai mult dintr-un loc. De aceea mereu cand ma duc undeva incerc sa fac mici excursii, sa vizitez diverse locuri si localuri specifice. Orice excursie ma incarca cu energie pozitiva. Imi place sa ma inspir din tot ce vad, imi place sa incerc bucataria locala si sa ma plimb prin natura. Imi doresc enorm sa vad cat de mult posibil din lumea asta de aceea Dan si cu mine am hotarat sa vizitam mereu ceva ce n-am mai vazut inainte. 

Iar pentru mine o excursie poate sa insemne o vizita la Paris sau o vizita intr-un satuc din apropiere. Nu prea conteaza sincer. Pentru mine e la fel de interesant. Si spun asta pentru ca multi imi spun ca nu-si permit sa mearga in excursii. Insa eu cred ca sunt destule idei pe care le putem pune in aplicare cu bani putini. In cazul meu, o excursie perfecta e cea in care ma pot relaxa, ma pot rasfata si ma pot deconecta de micicle probleme zilnice. 

In ceea ce priveste tinutele, aleg haine comode. Pentru ca de obicei ma plimb mult, incaltamintea e foarte importanta. E adevarat, incerc sa-mi caut haine mai dragute pentru ca stiu ca voi face multe poze, insa cel mai important lucru e sa ma simt comod. 

Urmatoarea excursie e in Austria. Desi am vizitat tara inainte, n-am fost niciodata la ski. Stiu ca multi dintre voi sunteti satui de iarna, insa eu voi vedea pentru prima data zapada iarna aceasta. In sfarsit pot sa ma bucur de un peisaj alb! 

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See you when I’m back!

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Our Halloween Pumpkin

Hello! So, what are you going to be this Halloween? Any costume yet? Let me know 🙂

Because there are tons of decorating ideas in the city centre, we decided it’s a must to make a pumpkin. We didn’t want to invest in anything else, so we had to do it right. It had to be perfect. And of course, it is not! But it ‘s still cute and it’s ours, so that will work! During a heavy raining evening Dan and I started the project. We baked chestnuts, we listened to music, it was all so nice that we decided to film it a bit, just for our own memories. And then I thought to myself, why not share with you a little? So here’s a short part of what we filmed, in our PJ’s, with our mobile phones. I apologise, it’s not the best quality, but it’s still alright I believe 🙂

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Ei, v-ati ales costumele de Halloween? Ce veti fi anul asta? 🙂 Noi de data asta nu ne costumam. Anul trecut am fost un cuplu de marinari, dar de data asta stam pe-acasa, doar noi doi. Si-asa am hotarat sa ne facem macar un bostan, avand in vedere ca aici toata lumea e innebunita dupa Halloween. Totu-i pumpkin spice latte si cake, costume diverse, party-uri private, make-up, decoratii si lista continua.. 

Intr-o seara extrem de ploioasa, am aprins cateva lumanari, am pus muzica, niste castane la cuptor si-am inceput marele proiect: dovleacul de Halloween! Si, de dragul amintirilor, am filmat putin. Apoi m-am gandit, de ce sa nu v-arat si voua putin? Si-asa a luat nastere filmuletul de mai jos. sper sa va placa! 🙂 E filmat in mare parte cu telefonul mobil, asa ca imi cer scuze pentru calitatea mai scazuta. 

 


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Us and our costumes from last year – The Sailors!

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The Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes CroatiaEN   The Plitvice Lakes is one of the most famous locations in Croatia. This is actually a National Park under the UNESCO heritage and people can visit the place. You can walk around the whole park and just enjoy the nature. Most of the journey is done by feet, but there are also boats and very cute buses that can be used. And for those who want to do more, there are special hiking routes. However, I do not know too much about this. We chose to do the normal routes and paid for two days 180 kuna/person. If you want to read more, here is their official website.

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RO   Lacurile Plitvice reprezinta una dintre cele mai turistice zone din Croatia. Locatia e de fapt un mare parc national, protejat de UNESCO. Vizita acestui parc a constat in lungi plimbari prin natura, insa pe ici pe colo am putut lua si barca sau un fel de autobuz care imita un trenulet. Pentru cei pasioanti, am vazut ca sunt si diverse rute probabil mai grele, insa nu pot sa va dau mai multe detalii – aveti aici site-ul lor oficial. Noi ne-am plimbat doua zile si ne-a costat 180 kuna de persoana. Pretul pentru o zi e 110 kuna. Iar pentru studenti si elevi se aplica reduceri serioase.

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

EN  Even though it was already the end of the summer, the Plitvice Lakes park was too crowded.. These photos were made mainly in the mornings and in the evenings. During the midday, there were people everywhere. So if you want to enjoy it more, avoid the midday – choose to relax on a terrace and have lunch there instead.

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RO  Nu ma asteptam sa vad atata lume prin Septembrie.. presupun ca in Iulie-August e si mai aglomerat! Desi nu stiu cum ar fi posibil…A fost multa lume, insa dimineata si seara a fost mai liber si va recomand sa evitati mijlocul zilei, pentru a va bucura mai bine de peisaj. In schimb, puteti sa va opriti in diverse locuri amenajate unde puteti lua masa.
Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

EN  In my opinion, this place is relaxing and nice. However, many places in Romania are comparable to this. Plitvice Lakes are highly advertised everywhere and perhaps I was expecting more. However, it is a great place and I believe it is a must if you visit Croatia.

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RO  Mi-a placut parcul si mi-a prins foarte bine. Venita din Anglia, am ajuns direct pe plaja fierbinte din Croatia. Asa ca plimbarea prin padure a fost ce-mi lipsea. E-un aer curat si apa limpede – foarte frumos! Insa ma asteptam la ceva mai mult, probabil din cauza promovarii excesive a locului. Cred ca e un loc deosebit si il recomand daca vizitati Croatia, insa puteti sa va bucurati de locuri poate mai frumoase mai aproape de voi – acasa in Romania.

 Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes CroatiaEN  And don’t forget: you’re walking a lot in the forest. So take some comfy shoes and a bottle of water with you. Some other additional things I recommend are below.

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RO  Nu uitati sa va imbracati si sa va incaltati cat mai comod. Aveti mult de mers pe jos, de-aceea o pereche de papuci de sport ar fi alegerea ideala. Alte idei gasiti mai jos.

*Photos were made by me and my dad – 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!

Roadtrip Romania - Croatia

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.

Croatia Boat

❤ 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
Ibiza the city Ibiza the city Ibiza the city

CALA DEN SERRA – CLOSE TO PORTINATX (with the bike)
IbizaIbiza biking

SAN MIGUEL – CAVES, BEACH AND TOWER (with the boat)
San Miguel - Ibiza San Miguel - tower (Ibiza)San Miguel - towerIbiza1On the way to the Lighthouse

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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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