I love cafés. I love finding new places where I can go out either alone or with my friends and enjoy a cup of coffee, or tea, or whatever we feel like drinking. So, I kinda made it my mission to find new coffee shops, tea houses or bars that have something special.
Today is the 1st of March. It is also the first day of Spring and I am so excited! The weather is getting warmer and sunnier. I feel so energized because of it and it’s making me more productive, so that’s great. Haha.
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
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!
The past weekend I felt like taking a break from the “city life” and from technology so I decided to join my family and go to Mujdeni.
Mujdeni is a little lake, close to my city, where I used to go ever since when I was a kid. So going back there was really nice. So many memories… This is where I learned to swim. This is where I had my first bonfire.
Granted, this time around wasn’t as fun as usual, but it was still nice to relax and take a break from everything for a while.
I was searching for some old photos and I found some from last year’s roadtrip and I thought I should share with you some places that you should visit if you ever decide to come to Romania. I honestly think you would like it. It has mountains, sea and great architecture!
1. Balea Lake
Balea Lake is a glacier lake in Fagaras Mountains in Romania
2. Bran Castle
Bran Castle is one of the most popular landmarks in Romania, thanks to the legend of Dracula attached to this castle.
3. Peles Castle
Is the only Romanina castle that still belongs to the Romanian Royal Family.
I can’t say I’m a religious person but it’s always interesting to see the architecture and the history behind many of these places.
5. The Black Sea
It’s true it’s no Greece, but nevertheless it is a beautiful place worth seeing.
Of course there are plenty of other beautiful places that you can visit in Romania, but these are some of the places I saw on my roadtrip. Hope you like them!