ROME DAY FOUR: THE MAGNIFICENT COLOSSEUM

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Am continuat calatoria in timp si in ziua a patra cu celebrul Colosseum si cateva portii de mancare buna 🥘🍲🍕. Our trip back in history continued on the fourth day with the famous Colosseum and some more amazing food 🥘🍲🍕.

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ROME DAY THREE: FOOTBALL AND HISTORY

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Am inceput turul Romei antice, cu o vizita la Forumul Imperial. Ruinele romane sunt chiar langa Piazza Venezia si pot fi admirate gratis din strada. Am gasit aici si celebra Columna a lui Traian despre care sunt sigura ca ati invatat la orele de istorie si care ne spune povestea nasterii poporului roman. We started our Ancient Rome tour with a visit to the Imperial Forum. The Roman ruins are located next to Piazza Venezia, and you can only visit them from the street. We admired the majestic ruins and also Trajan’s Column, which basically depicts how the Romanian people was born.

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Va trimit cele mai bune ganduri si sper ca anul 2019 sa fie bland cu voi! Sa petrecem multe momente minunate impreuna! Best wishes from me and may 2019 be kind to you! Let’s share many wonderful moments together!

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