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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UNEORI, SINGURATATEA E BUNA / DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE ALONE

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De curand am plecat pentru prima data singura in afara tarii. Daca era dupa mine nu m-as fi dus niciodata, numai ca, de data asta, a fost ordin de serviciu. Paris a fost destianta mea, un oras pe care il stiam bine (acum cativa ani am fost in vacanta acolo). Am plecat de acasa cu inima cat un purice, ingrozita de zilele ce vor urma. Nu as fi conceput niciodata sa ma plimb singura intr-un oras strain sau sa mananc singura intr-un restaurant. A trebuit sa imi calc pe inima si sa fac toate aceste lucruri. Acum, de acasa, spun un singur lucru: nu regret nimic. Ba chiar ma bucur ca am avut sansa sa ies din rutina si sa incerc lucruri pe care nu le-as fi facut niciodata in alte circumstante. Asadar, indrazniti sa faceti lucruri noi, cine stie s-ar putea chiar sa va placa! Some time ago I left the country on my own for the first time. I would never have done this if it wasn’t for the job. Paris was my destination, a city I knew well (a few years ago I vacationed there). I left the home terrified by the days to come. I would have never even thought to take walks alone in a foreign city or eat alone at a restaurant. But still, I had to do it. Now, when I’m back home I can only say: I regret nothing. I am even happy I escaped the routine and I had the chance to try new things. So dare to do the unexpected, who knows, you might just enjoy it.

ESCAPADA DE WEEKEND / WEEKEND ESCAPE

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Weekendul trecut am fugit de nebunia din oraș…si tare bine a fost. Ne-am cazat in Curtea de Argeș si desi a plouat ne-am simțit foarte bine. Am revăzut spectaculosul Transfagarasan dar si biserica din Curtea de Arges. Era frumos sa ploua mai putin, dar asta nu ne-a impiedicat sa admiram peisajul 🙂

Am dat o fuga si pana la Corbii de piatra. Puteti citi aici sau aici mai multe despre acest loc incarcat de istorie.

It’s great to go away for a weekend from time to time. We took a short vacation and visited Curtea de Arges. It rained, but we had a great time revisiting the famous Transfagarasan and the church from Curtea de Arges. We admired the landscape and we also visited Corbii De Piatra (Rock Ravens); an ancient monastery. You can read here more about the legend.

 

EPHESUS TRIP

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Orasul antic Efes a fost unul dintre principalele motive pentru care am vizitat Kusadasi. Istoria si civilizatiile stravechi sunt preferatele mele cand vine vorba de studiu. Pe vremea romanilor, Efes a fost, pentru mult timp, al doilea oras ca marime din Imperiul Roman si, de asemenea, al doilea cel mai mare oras din lume.

Ruinele ne arata cat de avansata era societatea in acest oras, pentru vremurile acelea . Orasul avea printre altele, vile frumoase, pentru cei bogati, dar si toalete publice si apeducte. Biblioteca lui Celsus (a treia ca marime in lumea antica) e unul dintre simbolurile orasului Efes.

Doar o coloana a mai ramas din Templus lui Artemis, una dintre cele 7 minuni ale lumii. Cateva parti din Templul lui Hadrian sunt foarte bine pastrate.

Teatrul ofera o priveliste spectaculoasa si acustica. In acele vremuri, scenele erau construite in asa fel incat sunetul sa ajunga pana la ultimele locuri din tribuna. (acesta este un teatru mai mic – cel principal are 24.000 de locuri)

Cu siguranta se merita sa vizitati Efesul, dar veti avea nevoie de apa (poate fi cumparata la magazinele de la intrare) si o palarie sau umbrela, ca sa va protejeze de soare daca veti calatori vara. In august, cand am vizitat eu orasul, temperaturile erau extrem de ridicate.

The ancient city of Ephesus was one of the main reasons i choose to visit Kusadasi. Ancient history and civilisation is one of my favourite things to study. In the roman period, Ephesus was for a long time the second largest city of the Roman Empire, and also the second largest city in the world.

The ruins tell all about how advanced the society was in the city, for those times. The town had it all from beautiful villas for the rich, to public toilets and aqueducts that collected water. The Library of Celsus (third in size in the ancient world) is one of the most iconic buildings in Ephesus.

Only one column has remained from The Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. But some of the parts from the Temple of Hadrian are well-preserved.

Also, the Theater has a beautiful view and great acoustic. In those times, they were built so that the spectators could hear from the stands the actors on the stage. (this one is the smaller theater – the main one had 24.000 places)

It’s definitely worth a visit to see Ephesus, but be sure to bring water (it can also be purchased at some stores at the entrance) and a hat or umbrella for sun protection if you are traveling in the summer. In august, the time I’ve visited the city, the temperatures were very high.

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