SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO RELAX

Weekend-ul asta a fost dedicat relaxarii, vremea a fost perfecta pentru plaja la Constanta. This weekend was a relaxing one, the weather was amazing at the beach in Constanta.
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NOW YOU SEA ME

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Abia am trecut de jumatatea lunii aprilie, dar deja am fost loviti de valul de caldura. Pazea, cred ca la vara trecem la nivelul urmator: o sa ne prajim incet-incet la rotisor in Bucuresti. Dar nu sunt aici sa ma plang. Serios! Chiar daca blogul se numeste “In Orasul Trist” eu raman optimista si zambitoare. Orasul e singurul trist din povestea asta. Asadar … sa fugim din oras, pentru o clipa. La finalul celei mai calduroase zile de pana acum in 2016, va fac pofta de o tura la mare cu pozele astea: It’s only mid-April but the heat wave is already here. Watch out! In the summer we’ll reach the next level: oven temperatures in Bucharest. But I’m not complaining. Honestly! Even if my blog’s name is “In the Sad Town”, I’m very much optimistic and cheerful. The city is the only sad character in this story. So … let’s take a trip outside the city, for just a moment.

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CRETA, UN PARADIS ACCESIBIL / CRETE, AN ACCESSIBLE PARADISE

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Odata ajuns in Creta parca nu iti mai vine sa mai pleci. Nici nu e de mirare ca aceste meleaguri au prosperat inca din epoca bronzului. In Creta am avut parte de o experienta perfecta, in care lectiile de istorie si cele culturale s-au impletit frumos cu cateva ore petrecute pe plaja, la soare.
Ne-am cazat in Stalida, un orasel pe care l-as recomanda celor care vor sa se distreze in taverne si baruri, dar si familistilor convinsi. Aici poti foarte bine sa incepi seara intr-un bar si sa continui distractia pana dimineata in cluburi. La fel de bine poti lua cina intr-un restaurant de familie si apoi sa te retragi linistit la somn.

Plajele din Stalida mi-au placut la nebunie. Sunt largi, cu nisip fin si te conduc spre marea de un albastru incredibil.

Stalida a fost punctul nostru de plecare pentru multe excursii de neuitat.

Once you arrive in Crete, you wish you’d never have to go back. It’s no wonder these lands have prospered even in the bronze age. I’ve had a perfect stay in Crete. Here, the history lessons and cultural sights can be easily combined with a few hours spent on the beach.
We stayed in Stalida (Stalis), an ex-fisherman’s village that now can host both partying people and families. Here you can start your evening in a bar and keep partying until dawn, but as well, you can dine in a family restaurant and then go straight to bed.
I loved the beaches in Stalis. Fine sand for as long as you can see, that leads you to bathe in a clear – blue, picture perfect sea.

Stalis was our departing point for many unforgettable trips.

 

Beach in Stalis
Beach in Stalis

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LOOKING FOR THE SUMMER

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Desi nu s-ar zice dupa ultimele ploi, vara a venit totusi si in Romania. Multi inca isi mai planifica vacantele de vara iar altii s-au si intors din concedii. Vara pentru mine este mereu un motiv de bucurie. Sunt doua saptamani de concediu in care pot sa descopar lumea si sa ajung in alta dimensiune, departe de viata mea obisnuita din Bucuresti. O sa va invit sa vizitati alaturi de mine in saptamanile urmatoare cateva dintre cele mai frumoase destinatii de vacanta. Even if the weather was rainy in the last days, summer is here in Romania. A lot of people are still planning the vacation, while others have already returned. The Summer is for me a reason of joy. In the Summer I enjoy 2 weeks of vacation and I’m free to discover the world away from my usual life in Bucharest. I’ll invite you to tag along and visit some of the most popular summer destinations in Europe.

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KUSADASI, UN VIS DE VARA / KUSADASI, A SUMMER’S DREAM

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Iau pas cu pas vizita in Turcia. A fost pentru prima data cand am iesit din tara, si, de asemenea, a fost prima mea calatorie cu avionul. Prima oprire: Kusadasi. Puteti afla mai multe despre aceasta destinatie de aici. Nu e o vacanta doar cu soare si mare, e si un loc incarcat de istorie. Imi place sa combin relaxarea cu vizitele in calatoriile mele, asa ca destinatia ideala contine, soare, distractie, dar si locuri istorice.

Prima oprire dupa aeroportul din Bodrum a fost Lacul Bafa, care este si o rezervatie naturala. Legenda spune ca aici, zeita Selena s-a indragostit de pastorul Endymion. Aceasta i-a cerut lui Zeus sa il adoarma pe tanar. Zeita a nascut 50 de copii din … aventura ei cu tanarul adormit.

I’m taking my visit to Turkey step by step. It was the first time I’ve gone out of the country, and also my first plane trip. First stop: Kusadasi. You can find out more about this destination here. It’s not only about sun and sea but also a very historic place. I love to combine relaxation with visiting on my trips, so I try to go for sun and fun, but also for great history.

First stop from Bodrum airport was Lake Bafa, wich is also a natural reservation. The legend says that here, the goddess Selene fell in love with the shepherd Endymion. She asked Zeus to keep the young man asleep. The goddess gave birth to fifty children from her affair with the sleeping man.

Lacul Bafa

 

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