Traveling alone might be one of the scariest, anxiety giving experience ever. That is, until you do it.
You can think of hundreds of reason why you shouldn’t do it: what if you get lost, what if you get bored, what if something bad happens to you. But instead of looking at all these ‘negative’ aspects of solo-traveling, what if you take a look at all the positive things that come out if it. Continue reading “5 REASONS WHY TRAVELING ALONE IS A GOOD IDEA”→
One of my favorite things about Christmas time is the way cities are decorated with Christmas lights and Christmas trees and all things pretty.
Also, I love Christmas markets. I love walking around looking at the christmassy things they sale, the different gifts you can buy, the smell of mulled wine in the market and the sound of Christmas songs all around you.
That’s why I want to share with you the Christmas Market from the city I study in.
Take a look a the Christmas Market from Cluj.
Also, here’s a small video I made about it:
What is your favorite thing about Christmas Markets?
Today I attended a really interesting event, here in Cluj. It was called “Casa Portuguesa” and it was a more or less like an exhibition but more interactive.
You could learn about their history, listen to some traditional Fado music, taste some traditional Portuguese dishes and interact with the organizers of the event who were obviously Portuguese.
My favorite thing at the event were this really cute paper-made roses who had quotes (by Portuguese writers, of course) attached to them. The one I felt I had a connection with was: “We leave a little piece of us behind whenever we leave a place. We are still there although we left.” – Vergilio Ferreira
Vienna, Vienne, Wien…city of music, city of my dreams…
I’ve seen many places and I’ve visited many cities during my travels but Vienna has a really special place in my heart. I’ve been there four times already and I can’t seem to get enough.
I don’t know what it is… Actually, I do know what it is. The culture. The architecture. The history. To me Vienna is the perfect combination of old and new, but mostly of old. Whenever I’m there is like part of me goes back in time and has a taste of the past…when girls were wearing gowns and people were waltzing in ballrooms. I’ve always found those times fascinating and magical.
Anyway, back to reality. Vienna isn’t only history and old things. Vienna is also fun! I mean you can spend a whole day in one of the best amusement parks I’ve been to: Prater. I mean, it’s impossible not to find a ride that you’d like. And it has one amazing zoo which is pretty close to Princess Sissi’s home, Schönburnn Palace.
Vienna is and will probably remain one of my favourite cities in the world. Maybe because it’s one of the first cities I’ve ever visited or maybe it’s because of it’s culture, but if you’ve never visited it you should definitely give it a try! I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it!
The city I’m studying in, Cluj, is one of the biggest and, dare I say, best cities in Romania. Being a university center and host to many national and international events, there’s always something you can do and visit.
One of the places that one could visit all year around (even though it’s more beautiful during Spring and Summer) is The Botanical Garden (Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden). It’s a great place to go, take photos or a walk or read a book.
Here are some photos I took during one of my visits.
So if you ever get a chance to visit Cluj, don’t forget to go to the Botanical Garden!
By know you should know I’m obsessed with movies and travel so one of my favorite kind of movies are the ones about travelling. That’s why I decided to share with you, five of my all time favorite travel-movies.
1. Midnight in Paris
I already talked about why I love this movie here.
2. Letters to Juliet
Not only an amazing travel movie, but also a beautiful love story. That’s why this one is of my all time favorite movies.
3. Mamma Mia
A musical taking place in Greece. With Meryl Streep. Need I say more?
4. Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Summer adventure in Barcelona. What more could you want? Also, Penelope Cruz is phenomenal in this movie.
5. A Good Year
All I have to say is this: Provence, vineyard and some good wine. This is what this movie is about. Definitely, a must see!