LONGING …

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Nu am avut multe de spus in ultima vreme pentru ca simt ca intr-un fel mi-am pierdut “vocea”. Nu din lipsa de timp sau de inspiratie. Doar ca mi-am luat o vreme sa imi golesc mintea. Si nu imi place sa scriu doar de dragul de a adauga o postare noua pe blog. Asa ca am stat de-o parte o vreme. In tot acest timp, am luat fiecare moment pe rand si m-am bucurat de lucrurile marunte. Unii ar numi-o rutina. Alcatuita din drumuri de la munca acasa si invers, cu multe momente de fericire intre. Din pacate nu apreciem deloc aceste momente de liniste. Am avut partea mea de momente mai putin bune, iar atunci cand nu se intampla nimic lucurile sunt departe de a fi plictisitoare. Ca sa fiu sincera, imi e frica sa nu se sparga cumva aceasta bula momentana de calm. Ma opresc si imi scot gandul asta din minte si merg mai departe. Pana la urma asta e viata, un labirint in intuneric cu suisuri, coborasuri si blocaje la care nu te astepti.

Generatia mea isi petrece majoritatea timpului visand la ce au altii, sau la o viata pe care o vezi doar in filme. Si iata-ma pe mine, mergand la munca si nu intr-o vacanta de lux. Asta in timp ce ii multumesc soarelui ca straluceste ca intr-o zi de vara in noiembrie. Ma opresc si “vobesc” cu o pisica fericita ca o mangaie si pe ea cineva. Ma bucur de o cina cu o prietena buna si apoi imi beau cafeaua dimineata. Ma simt super incarcata cu energie dupa ce plec de la sala. Si mi se umple inima de fericire cand primesc o ploae de pupici iubitori. Si visez si eu la ceva: ca aceste momente sa tot continue. Pentru ca asta este fericirea mea: sa gasesc bucurie zi de zi in viata mea (im)perfecta.

I haven’t had much to say lately, mostly because I feel like I’ve lost my “voice” somehow. It’s not that I don’t have time or inspiration. I took a while to clear my head. And because I don’t like to write just for the sake of filling another page on a blog, I figured it’s best to stay quiet. I’ve spent my time taking life step by step and enjoying the little things. You could say it’s a routine consisting of work-home-work-home routes and snippets of happiness in-between. But I don’t think we fully appreciate these moments; sailing on calm waters, I call them. I’ve had my share of rough waters during my time, and nothing happening is far off from being boring. I am just existing, and to be honest, I am scared that something will burst my calm bubble. I shake this thought out of my head and keep going. After all, that’s what life is: a rollercoaster ride in the dark with twists and turns when you least expect them.

My generation spends most of its time longing for things that others have, or for a life that exists only in the movies. And here I am, going to work, and not at a fancy resort. Thanking the sun for shining so bright on a November morning giving summer vibes when the summer is long gone. Stopping to play with a stray cat that meows with content each time I pet her head. Happily enjoying a dinner with a good friend. Drinking my coffee in the morning. Feeling those good vibes after going to the gym. Having my heart filled with happiness after being showered with loving kisses. Also longing for something: for this to go on. Because this is what my happiness is: finding joy every day in my not so perfect-perfect life.

 

GOODBYE SUMMER!

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Pe masura ce zilele se racoresc din ce in ce mai tare, trebuie sa ma reobisnuiesc cu senzatia de frig dimineata cand ma daus din pat, cu pielea de gaina cand ies din dus sau cand ma imbrac sa plec la birou. Cel putin am avut timp sa imi iau la revedere de la mare, dupa ce am petrecut acolo ultimul weekend calduros din septembrie. Imi va fi tare dor de aceasta imagine pana la anul. As the days are getting colder and colder, I have to get used to the feeling of cold when I get out of the bed in the morning, the chills that run through my body when I get out of the shower or when I am getting dressed for work. At least I’ve said a proper goodbye to the sea, after the last warm September weekend. I’ll be missing this image until next year.

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REVIEW: HIPOTELS MEDITERRANEO

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In vacanta din Sa Coma am stat la Hipotels Medieteraneo, un hotel minunat doar pentru adulti, clasat la patru stele. Gazdele noastre s-au asigurat ca totul e perfect si ne simtim ca acasa.
Hotelul e urias – are 397 camere si pana sa ajungem eram sigura ca va fi o experienta cam impersonala, avand in vedere cati oameni sunt cazati. Si cat de tare m-am inselat … de cand am ajuns la check in, stafful a fost atent la nevoile noastre si interactiunea cu ei a fost extrem de placuta. Recomand o camera cu vedere la mare si cum o poza face cat 1000 de cuvinte o sa las peisajul sa vorbeasca.
While I was vacationing in Sa Coma, I stayed at Hipotels Mediterraneo, a wonderful adults-only hotel, rated at four stars. They made sure our stay is perfect and feels like at home.
The hotel is huge – it features 397 rooms and I was sure prior to arriving that the experience was gonna be a bit impersonal, considering how many people they have to tend to. Boy was I wrong … since the moment we arrived at the reception for the check-in the staff was incredibly warm, inviting and helpful. I do recommend a sea view room and since a picture is worth 1000 words I’ll let the view speak for itself.
Hipotels Mediterraneo
Hipotels Mediterraneo

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ONE DAY IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

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E pacat sa zbori pana in Mallorca si sa nu vizitezi si capitala orasului, Palma de Mallorca. O sa descoperiti un oras vibrant, care are o poveste de spus la fiecare colt. Turisti curiosi bat strazile in lung si in lat un cautarea unui loc trendy ca sa manance sau sa bea ceva, sau cauta cele mai apropiate plaje. Localnicii sunt obisnuiti cu furnicarul din sezon si isi fac linistiti drum spre munca sau pe unde au ei drum pe strazile aglomerate din Palma de Mallorca.

Noi am facut o vizita de o zi in acest frumos oras, care are atat de multe de oferit incat nu am reusit sa ajungem peste tot, dar iata care sunt cele mai importate obiective turistice.

It’s a shame to fly to Mallorca and not pay a visit to the island’s capital city, Palma de Mallorca. You’ll discover a vibrant city, with pieces of history hidden at every corner. Curious tourists are roaming the streets in search of a trendy place to eat or have a drink or looking for the best beach to get a nice tan. The locals are already used with the seasonal visitors and are heading peacefully to work or they are running errands on the busy streets of Palma. 

We dedicated a day to visit this beautiful city, and while it has so many to offer, here are a few things that you should not miss if you are planning a short visit to Palma de Mallorca.

Bellver Castle (3)
Palma de Mallorca

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MALLORCA SUMMER TRIP

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Frumoasa insula Mallorca are doua parti; este in primul rand faimoasa printre calatorii tineri pentru viata de noapte si petrecerile memorabile care au loc pe aceasta insula din Spania. Multi nu stiu asta, insa pe insula exista si statiuni mai linistite, pentru lenesii care vor sa petreaca zile intregi bucurandu-se de plaja si de nisipul fin sau vizitand cateva dintre cele mai cunoscute obiective. Magaluf a fost prima noastra alegere, insa dupa o jumatate de an mai stresanta ne-am razgandit in ultimul moment si am rezervat un hotel localizat in partea mai linistita a insulei, pentru ca am vrut sa stam doar la plaja si sa ne incarcam bateriile. Desigur, cum noi suntem calatori activi si foarte curiosi, nu am prea reusit sa ne indeplinim obiectivul initial. Am renuntat de cateva ori la plaja ca sa exploram insula pe cont propriu. Si nu am regretat aceasta decizie nici macar un moment. The beautiful island of Mallorca has two sides; the most famous one is very well known by young travelers, that go there to party all night long and enjoy the crazy nightlife offered by the Spanish island. Many people don’t know it, but this island also offers a few peaceful retreats, for the ones that want to enjoy the sun and sandy beaches and spend lazy days relaxing or visiting the most famous objectives. Magaluf was our first choice, but after a stressful half of year, we changed our minds last minute and booked a hotel on the “quiet” part of the island, as we wanted to chill out on the beach and recharge our batteries. Of course, being the curious and active travelers that we are, we could not stay put and we left the beach behind a few times to explore what the island has to offer. And we never regretted this decision.

A moment with me

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