ROME DAY TWO: THE VATICAN

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Am inceput ziua super devreme, pentru ca aveam bilete cumparate la Muzeul Vatican. Va recomand sa le cumparati din timp, pentru ca puteti da peste cozi lungi la case. Am ajuns la muzeu la ora rezervata si am inceput turul imediat. In mod surprizantor cel mai mult nu m-a impresionat Capela Sixtina, ci o colectie mica de piese egiptene. We had an early start to our second day in Rome since we had tickets to the Vatican Museum. I recommend you to buy them in advance because the lines can get pretty long. We arrived at the museum at the hour we booked and started our tour. My favorite part was surprisingly not the Sixtine Chapel, but a small collection of Egyptian pieces.

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ROME DAY ONE: FOUNTAINS, FAMOUS SQUARES, AND RAIN

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Roma ne-a intampinat cu vreme urata, dar nici macar norii nu au reusit sa ascunda frumusetea din capitala Italiei. Am aterizat pe un aeroport mai mic, Ciampino si am luat autobuzul pana la Termini (un fel de Gara de Nord din Roma). Aveam metrou direct spre hotel, dar surpriza … linia noastra era inchisa din cauza unei greve. Desigur ca nu s-au obosit sa explice si in engleza ce se intampla, dar noi ca romanii, descurcareti si cunoscatori de limba italiana de baza din … talent am inteles din prima ce vor sa ne transmita 🙂 Rome welcomed us with gloomy weather, but not even the clouds managed to obscure the Italian capital’s beauty. We landed at the smaller airport, Ciampino and took the bus to the Termini station (the mainline railway station in Rome). We had a direct metro connecting us to our hotel but surprise … that particular line was closed because of a strike. Of course, they did not bother to put in place an announcement in English, but what do I care, since I have no problem understanding and speaking basic Italian.

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POWDERED SUGAR AND COTTON CANDY

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Titlul descrie perfect felul in care a aratat zborul nostru spre Roma. De la fereastra avionului zapada cazuta in aproape intreaga Europa arata ca zaharul pudra pe o prajitura. The title describes perfectly how our flight to Rome looked like. From the airplane window, the fallen snow across Europe looked just like powdered sugar on a cake.

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BUCHAREST IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

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O data pe an, orasul meu se umple de lumina si ofera imagini spectaculoase. Edilii orasului incearca sa compenseze cumva pentru multele probleme de care ne lovim. Pun o masca deasupra orasului si matura mizeria sub covor. Tactica frunctioneaza si cel putin o data pe an vedem Bucurestiul intr-o lumina diferita. Luminitele se vor stinge in curand, asa ca e pacat sa nu le vedeti si voi. Once a year, my hometown lights up and shines offering spectacular views. The town officials try to compensate for the many issues we are facing by putting on a mask and dusting the dirt under the rug. The thing is … this really works and each year we see this town in a better light (pun intended). So let me guide you through Bucharest before the pretty lights turn off.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Craciun fericit tuturor! Sper sa aveti sarbatori linistite, oriunde sunteti si ca va bucurati de timpul petrecut in compania familiei si a celor dragi. Sa impartasiti momente speciale cu ei! Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have peaceful holidays, wherever you are and enjoy the time spent with your family and loved ones. May you share special moments with them!

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ONE WEEK WITH ME

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Hai sa vedem cum arata o saptamana de-a mea intre serviciu, o calatorie la mare si seri cu prietenii. Cateva amanunte despre mine:

  • Cu ce ma ocup: Information Developer (sau mai bine zis Technical Writer). Am fost jurnalist sportiv pentru multi ani dar am decis sa ma indrept spre o cariera mai putin solicitanta acum patru ani.
  • Unde traiesc: Bucuresti, Romania
  • Varsta: 33
Spend a week in my company, with my time split between my job, a trip to the seaside and friends. Some details about me:

  • Occupation: Information Developer (a fancy name for Technical Writer). I was a sports journalist for many years but decided to head for a different, less demanding career about four years ago.
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Age: 33
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One week with me

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REVIEW: PELICAN BAY ART HOTEL IN MYKONOS

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Mi-am petrecut vacanta in Mykonos la unul dintre cele mai bune hoteluri de la malul marii in care am stat de-a lungul timpului: Pelican Bay Art.

Localizat la doar 5 minute de plaja Platis Gialos, hotelul nu are de oferit doar o buna pozitionare, la cativa pasi de una dintre cele mai furmoase plaje de pe insula. Privelistea spectaculoasa de la etajele superioare este unica. Hotelul mi-a amintit de un labirint, fiind pozitionat intr-un mod foarte ingenios. Te poti rataci cu usurinta daca esti mai mult cu ochii la pesisajele minunate. Nu va faceti insa prea multe griji, pentru ca noi am invatat sa ne descurcam prin labirint inca din prima zi.

I’ve spent my vacation in Mykonos in one of the best seaside hotels I had the pleasure to experience during my vacations: Pelican Bay Art.

Located 5 minutes away from Platis Gialos beach, the hotel offers so much more than good positioning, steps away from one of the best beaches the island has to offer. The spectacular views offered from the top floors are breathtaking. The hotel reminded me of a labyrinth, the setup is very interesting, and you can easily end up in another place if you get distracted by the beautiful views. But don’t worry, we learned our way around from our first day there.

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Pelican Bay Art Hotel View

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