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Cand nu am timp sau bani sa calatoresc, imi place sa ma simt ca in vacanta in Bucurestiul meu. Asa ca la fiecare pas prin oras incerc sa gasesc frumusetea ascunsa a locurilor prin care trec. Ca sa nu ma plictisesc niciodata, imi place sa ies in locuri cat mai diverse, si sa incerc lucruri cat mai diferite. E valabil si atunci cand vine vorba de o cina in doi. Din cand in cand, mancarea gatita in casa nu e de ajuns, ai nevoie doar de un locusor linistit, unde sa bei ceva si sa mananci ceva bun. When I don’t have the time or money to travel, I like to take a moment and feel like I’m on vacation in my Bucharest. I try to find the hidden beauty of the city with every step I take. I don’t like to visit the same places every time, it would be boring, so I try to mix it up and try different things. This also counts when we’re planning a dinner out for two. From time to time homecooked meals are not enough, all you need is a quiet place to drink and eat something tasty.

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Cu cateva clipe inainte sa imi pun o dorinta 🙂 Cred ca in Romania obiceiul a luat amploare in ultimii ani. Cand eram mica nu imi amintesc sa imi fi pus dorinte inainte sa suflu in lumanari. Voi obisnuiti sa faceti asta? Just a few seconds before making a wish 🙂 I don’t remember doing this when I was a kid, maybe we just didn’t have that custom back then, I’m not even sure. Do you usually do this just before blowing the candles?



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Pentru ca am avut pofta de ceva gustos, rapid si usor de preparat, am pregatit cateva portii de briose cu sunca si cascaval. M-am inspirat de aici si au iesit delicioase. I wanted to eat something tasty but easy to prepare so I tried a recipe that I found online: “Muffins with ham and cheese”.


  • 4 eggs
  • 200 grams of ham (cut into small pieces)
  • 200 grams cheese
  • 50 ml milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 10 g of baking powder
  • salt

Mix everything up with a vertical blender and add flour until your mix has a sour cream consistency. Then fill the cupcake liners. Preheat your oven at 190 degrees Celsius and bake for approximately 20 minutes.


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Recunosc, nu sunt o mare bucatareasa, dar cum omul trebuie sa si manance, de cand am plecat de langa mama trebuie sa ma descurc si singura. Cand am chef sa mananc ceva bun si usor de preparat solutia e simpla: quesadilla. Daca nu am pofta de carne si varianta vegetariana este foarte buna – arata fix asa: I have to admit that I’m not a great cook. But I have to make do, since I don’t live with my lovely mom anymore.  A Quesadilla is perfect when I’m in the mood for a delicious, easy meal. The vegetarian recipe is also delicious.



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A venit si vremea calduroasa, perfecta pentru plimbari lungi si relaxante. Asa ca, dupa ce am batut centrul Bucurestiului in lung si in lat am decis sa iau o pauza de pranz la The Barrel.

Vremea era perfecta, asa ca am luat loc pe terasa primitoare. Atmosfera misto, de vara, angajati amabili si saritori si turisti peste tot in jurul meu. Mai-mai sa cred ca am aterizat in vreo metropola vestica.

Meniul e aratos si mancarea nu a dezamagit. Patronii localului s-au orientat spre mancarea britanica si au ales bine. Daca nici englezii nu mai stiu ce si cum sa manance … Preturile sunt ok pentru Centrul Vechi al Bucurestiului, mai mult, exista si o oferta pentru mesele de pranz. Eu m-am aruncat la o salata mediteraneana si am ales bine. Printre altele, salata continea si branza calda, rumenita. Am mers apoi pe oferta de pranz, muschiulet de porc marinat, servit cu cartofi prajiti si salata verde. Yam! Aici patronii au lasat englezismele de-o parte, prezentarea a fost suta la suta romaneasca.  Totul a mers bine de tot alaturi de un pahar de bere. Cheers mates!

The warm weather is finally here, it’s perfect for taking long and relaxing walks. After I’ve visited Bucharest’s Old Town, I’ve stopped for a lunch break at  The Barrel.

The weather was very hot, so I took a seat on the welcoming terrace. Hip atmosphere, nice employees, and tourists all around me. I almost thought I’m in a western European city.

The Menu looks good and the food didn’t disappoint us. Most of the food is British inspired and the prices are good. They even have a lunch special offer. My first choice was the Mediterranean salad, which contained warm grilled cheese. Then I’ve tried the lunch special: marinated pork with fries and salad. Yam! This time, the plate looked 100 % of Romanian inspiration. All of these accompanied by a glass of beer. Cheers mates!