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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A PIECE OF SPAIN IN BUCHAREST

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Review: Alioli, Bucharest

Iubesc mancarea din Spania, asa ca oricand poftesc la ceva dau fuga cu drag la Alioli. Au un meniu minunat si multe bauturi aduse direct din Spania. Daca nu stiti ce sa alegeti, atunci eu va recomand Paella (cu carne, fara sau cu fructe de mare) nu aveti cum sa dati gres.

Cea mai recenta vizita a fost la a doua locatie deschisa de Alioli in Bucuresti: La Finca. In Spania, “finca” este o proprietate rurala, o ferma am putea spune, iar cei de la Alioli reusesc sa te scoata din jungla urbana din Bucuresti … pana si ospatarii sunt din peisajul suta la suta latin: calzi, amabili si glumeti.

Am ajuns acolo direct de la birou, cu pofta de mancare din plin, asa ca aperitivele au disparut instantaneu, fara sa mai am timp sa vi le arat. O portie delicioasa de jamon, insotita…

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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?

 

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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MI MADRID

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 Ma intorc la tine iar si iar … Madrid drag. Capitala Spaniei e singurul oras dintre cele multe pe care le-am vizitat care m-a convins sa ma intorc mereu si mereu. Glumind putin, as putea spune ca e ca o a doua casa. De data aceasta scopul vizitei a fost unul special; meciul din Champions League dintre Real Madrid si Borussia Dortmund. S-a terminat 2-2 si Realul a terminat abia a doua grupa ei, dar nu e motiv de suparare, a fost spectacol atat pe teren cat si in tribuna. Pentru prima data la Madrid am luat parte la coregrafia organizata de suporteri. Sa va mai spun ca deja imi e dor de Madrid? Cam asa s-au vazut din tribuna incalzirea jucatorilor, coregrafia Realului si bucura baietilor in alb dupa cele doua goluri. I come back to Madrid again and again. The Spanish capital is the only city from the many I’ve visited that “tricked” me into coming back. I could almost say it’s my second home. This time, I had a specific purpose: the Champions League game between Real and Borussia Dortmund. The final score was 2-2 and Real Madrid finished second, but it was no reason to be upset, the match was spectacular on the field and in the stands. For the first time ever, I was part of the Real Madrid choreography. Need I mention that I ‘m already missing Madrid? This is how I’ve seen from the stands the player’s pre-match training session, the choreography and the joy after the home team’s goals.

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A PIECE OF SPAIN IN BUCHAREST

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Review: Alioli, Bucharest

Iubesc mancarea din Spania, asa ca oricand poftesc la ceva dau fuga cu drag la Alioli. Au un meniu minunat si multe bauturi aduse direct din Spania. Daca nu stiti ce sa alegeti, atunci eu va recomand Paella (cu carne, fara sau cu fructe de mare) nu aveti cum sa dati gres.

Cea mai recenta vizita a fost la a doua locatie deschisa de Alioli in Bucuresti: La Finca. In Spania, “finca” este o proprietate rurala, o ferma am putea spune, iar cei de la Alioli reusesc sa te scoata din jungla urbana din Bucuresti … pana si ospatarii sunt din peisajul suta la suta latin: calzi, amabili si glumeti.

Am ajuns acolo direct de la birou, cu pofta de mancare din plin, asa ca aperitivele au disparut instantaneu, fara sa mai am timp sa vi le arat. O portie delicioasa de jamon, insotita de deliciosul sos aioli din partea casei.

Pentru partea a doua am ales paella, facuta ca la mama ei acasa. Totul a mers ca uns cu sangria racoritoare, servita la carafa.

A fost incalzirea perfecta pentru vacanta care va urma … pentru ca am ales o populara destinatie din Spania pentru balaceala de anul asta 🙂

Mai jos puteti vedea cum arata prima locatie Alioli din Bucuresti, si ce oaspeti de seama au trecut pe acolo.

I love Spanish food, so whenever I crave something I head out to Alioli. They have an amazing menu, topped off with great Spanish drinks. Paella is my favorite dish here so go with this if you can’t decide. You have multiple options: chicken, vegetarian or seafood.

I recently visited the second Alioli location in Bucharest: La Finca. In Spanish, Finca is a rural property, a ranch we could say, and the Alioli staff and decor take you out of the Bucharest urban jungle … even our waiters were 100 percent Latin: warm, kind and able to crack a good joke.

We arrived straight from the office, with a big appetite, so the tapas we ordered disappeared instantly, and I failed to take a picture. I was a delicious Jamon plate, accompanied by a delicious aioli sauce, with compliments from the house.

For the second part, we chose a tasty paella, that tasted exactly like the delightful ones from Spain. It all went down with a refreshing sangria.

It was the perfect warm-up for the following vacation … because we chose a popular Spanish destination for our summer trip this year 🙂

You can read below about the other location Alioli from Bucharest and what are the famous guests have eaten there.

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AMINTIRI DE LA EL CLASICO / EL CLASICO MEMORIES

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Sunt printre norocosii care au asistat, chiar de doua ori, la cel mai spectaculos meci de fotbal al zilelor noastre (cel putin pentru mine) El Clasico: Real Madrid – Barcelona. Nu am avut norocul sa prind live si o victorie a Realului pe Bernabeu (un meci s-a terminat 1-1 si celalalt1-3), dar a meritat pentru sentimentul de a vedea cele doua echipe jucand si pentru atmosfera fantastica. Voi ce pronostic aveti pentru meciul de azi? I’m one of the lucky people that saw twice the most spectacular football match of our days (at least from my point of view) El Clasico: Real Madrid – Barcelona. I wasn’t lucky enough to witness a Madrid victory on Santiago Bernabeu (one match ended 1-1 and the other 1-3), but it was totally worth it; the feeling of watching the two teams play and hearing the crowd chanting was amazing. What’s your prediction for today’s match?