THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND OF DELOS

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Faimoasa pentru stilul de viata decadent si petrecerile pana in zori de zi, Mykonos nu exceleaza si la capitolul istorie. Exista cateva povesti celebre, iar mitologia greaca ne spune ca Mykonos e locul unde Zeus s-a luptat cu titanii; insa istoria nu este la fel de bogata ca in Rodos, destinatia noastra de anul trecut.

Chiar si asa, la 30 de minute cu barca gasim insula Delos, o fosta civilizatie cosmopolita, care a prosperat timp de aproape un mileniu, inainte sa reintre in anonimitate. Recunoscuta ca fiind locul de nastere al zeilor Apollo si Artemis, acesta insula devenita loc de pelerinaj a fost de asemenea si un cunoscut port inclus in cele mai importante rute din antichitate. Comertul era principala activitate, multi oameni bogati, din toate colturile lumii au ales sa locuiasca aici, existand dovezi ale civilizatiilor grecesti, romane, siriene si egiptene, toate convietuind impreuna pe aceasta insula mica, dar foarte populara.

Pavata cu gnais, Delos e unul dintre cele mai stralucitoare locuri de pe pamant. Multi au mers mai departe si au spus ca, localizata chiar in centrul cicladelor, acest loc este unul in care energia cosmica are puteri nebanuite.

Famous for the decadent lifestyle and night long parties, Mykonos does not offer much in terms of history. There are charming stories and the Greek mythology places Mykonos as the place where Zeus fought against the Titans, but it’s not nearly as rich in history as Rhodes, our destination from last year.

Even so, 30 minutes away by boat from this lively island lies Delos, an ancient cosmopolitan civilization, that flourished for nearly a millennium before slowly descending into anonymity. Recognized as the birthplace of the two gods Apollo and Artemis, this cult island slowly became a rich port and an interesting location for powerful civilizations. Trading was a popular activity here and many rich people from all the corners of the world settled here in ancient times. There are traces of Greek, Roman, Syrian and Egyptian cultures, all merged into this tiny yet amazing island.

Paved with gneiss, Delos is one of the brightest places on earth. Many have gone further to say that being in the center of the Cyclade Islands this is also a powerful spot, filled with immense cosmic energy.

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Arriving on Delos Island

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WANDERERS IN MYKONOS

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Un labirint aparent infinit, linistit dimineata dar transformat total in timpul noptii, cam asa e Mykonos. Strazile inguste te duc adanc in inima orasului, sau la marginea sa unde vei descoperi cea mai albasta mare.
Din loc in loc, florile frumos colorate rasar parca de nicaieri si  totul se combina intr-un tablou perfect care iti capteaza intreaga atentie si iti ramane pentru totdeauna in inima.
A seamless infinite labyrinth, quiet in the mornings but restless during the nights, this is how Mykonos feels like.
Narrow white streets can lead you into the pounding heart of the city or at the edge of the bluest sea. Patches of magenta flowers pop up in your way, combining everything in a perfect painting that captures your attention and stays forever in your memory.

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REVIEW: PAINE SI VIN

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Pentru mine mancarea este una dinte micile placeri ale vietii si intotdeauna ma bucur atunci cand gasesc in Bucuresti un loc special, care ma face sa imi doresc sa revin din nou si din nou ca sa incerc gusturi speciale. E fix ceea ce mi s-a intamplat cu Paine si Vin. Food has always been one of life’s small pleasures for me, this is why I am always happy when I discover great places in Bucharest, making me want to go back again and again for a delicious bite. Here’s my recent experience at Paine si vin.

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Happy Easter!

DREAMING OF MADRID

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Pentru ca intr-o zi in care iarna a revenit in forta si ne tine in case nu ne ramane decat sa visam, hai sa dam frau liber imaginatiei:

Madrid e cu siguranta orasul care mi-a ramas si imi va ramane in suflet. Aici sunt ca acasa, deja nu mai am nevoie de harti si de indicatii si de mult nu mai arat ca un turist ratacit pe strazi atunci cand il vizitez.

Care este orasul vostru preferat? Acela pe care l-ati vizita de nenumarate ori sau in care visati sa va mutati candva?

Because winter is here in full force and it’s keeping us locked in, all we can do right now is dream.  Let your imagination run wild for a moment:

Madrid is definitely the city that is and will stay forever in my soul. Here I feel right at home, and I no longer need maps and directions, I no longer look like a tourist lost on the streets when I visit this amazing city.

What is your favorite city? The one that you would return to any day, the one that you dream to live in someday?

 

REVIEW: FENTY FOUNDATION AND LIP PAINT

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Linia de cosmetice lansata de Rihanna in septembrie 2017 era de mult pe lista mea de dorinte. Toata lumea lauda produsele ei si eu abia asteptam sa am ocazia sa le cumpar. Majoritatea produselor Fenty sunt extrem de bine vazute, dar cred ca in topul preferintelor tuturor sunt foundul de ten PRO FILT’R si celebrul ruj lichid STUNNA LIP PAINT. In Romania nu se gasesc inca si daca rujul puteam sa il comand de pe net, cu fondul de ten nu puteam sa ma risc fara sa il testez in prealabil. La ultima mea calatorie in Madrid m-am oprit in primul Sephora si am cumparat cele doua produse. Rihanna’s cosmetics line launched in September 2017 was on my wishlist ever since. Everyone had only nice things to say about the products and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Most of the Fenty products are very praised, but I believe that the PRO FILT’R foundation and the STUNNA LIP PAINT got the most positive reviews. The cosmetics line is not available in Romania; I could have bought the lip paint online, but buying a foundation without color matching it first is a no-no. During my last trip to Madrid, I rushed to the first Sephora in my way and bought the two products.

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FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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Cu totii avem locurile noastre speciale, care ne-au ramas in minte mult timp dupa ce le-am vizitat. Cam asa arata harta calatoriilor mele si desi inca mai am multe destinatii de bifat, pot spune ca sunt multumita ca am ajuns in atatea locuri frumoase.

Sper ca incet incet sa imi fac timp sa scriu despre fiecare loc in parte, pentu ca mai sunt multe povesti frumoase de spus.

We all have our special places, that stuck with us even if a lot of time has passed since the last visit there. This is how my travel map looks like, and even if I still have many destinations on my bucket list, I am very happy that I was able to travel to these beautiful places.

I hope to be able to write about all these places because there are still so many interesting stories to be told.

Adriana’s Travel Map

Adriana has been to: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.
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