RHODES, DAY 3

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E pacat sa ajungeti in Rodos si sa nu explorati o parte dintre locatiile fenomenale pe care insula le ofera. Am inceput usor azi, cu o vizita pe zidurile orasului. Turul incepe din orasul vechi, de la Castelul Marelui Maestru, chiar din curtea interioara. Daca veti dori sa explorati Rodosul atunci aveti grija sa va incaltati corespunzator, multe dintre strazi sunt pavate cu pietre de mare asa ca adidasii sunt de departe cea mai buna varianta. Plimbarea pe zidurile cetatii dureaza cam o ora; veti avea parte si de cateva peisaje fabuloase. Aveti insa mare grija, zidurile nu sunt imprejmuite de bare de protectie, iar sfatul meu e sa nu va aventurati pe margine pentru un selfie spectaculos. Turul e deschis doar intre orele 12 si 15 (2 euro), si cel mai bine e sa aveti la voi apa si o palarie, vor fi arme importante in lupta cu razele soarelui.  It’s a shame to come to Rhodes and not explore the phenomenal locations offered by the island. We started with something easy today: a walk on the town walls. The tour starts from the old city, right in next to the Grand Master’s Palace. If you want to explore the city, please wear proper shoes, many of the streets are paved with stones from the sea and sports shoes with a thicker sole are the best choice. The walk on the walls takes about one hour and you can see some beautiful sights. Be careful though, the walls are not surrounded by protection bars, and you should not come near the edge for a daring selfie. The tour is open only between 12 and 15 (2 euros) and its best to take with you a hat and water, these are important weapons in the fight with the sun. 

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RHODES, DAY 2

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Cum altfel te poti acomoda mai bine in concediu, daca nu cu o zi … de leneveala totala. Am petrecut intreaga zi pe plaja, unde ne-am bucurat de soare si de marea pefecta. Daca aveti picoare sensibile, va recomand ca inainte sa treceti pe la orice butic (veti avea de unde alege) ca sa va cumparati incaltari speciale. Costa doar 7-8 euro si va vor scapa de durerea pricinuita de pietrele de pe plaja. Dupa prima zi in care nu m-am acomodat deloc cu masajul la talpi oferit de pietricele, am considerat ca papuceii au fost o investitie tocmai buna. There’s no better way to get into the holiday atmosphere than a … lazy day. We spent the entire day on the beach, enjoying the sun and the perfect sea. If you have sensitive legs, then I recommend you to visit the nearest store (pick any, there are so many options) to buy some special shoes. They only cost 7-8 euros but will rid you of the pain caused by the rocky beach. During my first swim here I didn’t enjoy the foot massage I got from the pebbles, so I can say my water shoes were a good investment .

 

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RHODES, DAY 1

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Sa inceapa aventura! Simteam cu o saptamana in urma ca timpul parca sta in loc si nu imi mai vine si mie randul sa plec in vacanta. Anul acesta am ales Rodos, in Grecia, unde prezentul se imbina perfect cu trecutul. A fost o alegere indelung gandita, pentru ca desi ne dorim sa petrecem ceva timp la plaja, vrem sa exploram si locuri noi. Let the adventure begin! Lately, I was feeling like time stands still and my vacation will never come. This year I chose Rhodes, in Greece, where the present meets the past in a perfect harmony. It was an inspired choice because even if we like to spend a few hours at the beach, we also love to explore new places.

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SUMMER WILL COME … SOMEDAY

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Daca ar fi sa am un motto in Urzeala Tronurilor, as adapta zicala familiei Stark: “Vine iarna!”. Mie nu imi place iarna, prefer sa raman copilul verii.

Tocmai de asta sunt convinsa ca marea nu e facuta sa fie vazuta doar vara, o poti admira chiar si intr-o zi de noiembrie. Acum arata parca si mai frumoasa, cu malurile ei pustii si linistite, dar infuriata de vantul care bate inspre tarm. Trag aer adanc in piept si aproape ca simt sarat pe varful limbii. Stau aici, ma linistesc pret de cateva clipe … apoi plec mai departe, cu gandurile mele. Parca “galagia” din mintea mea se reduce de fiecare data cand ajung la mare. Nu pot sa stau prea mult … e prea rece cu mine acum, dar nu o las singura, pescarusii vor fi alaturi de ea, indiferent de anotimp. Stie si marea, la fel de bine ca mine, ca intr-un final … vine vara!

If I were to have a motto in Game of Thrones, I’d adapt the famous Stark words: “Winter is coming”. I don’t like winter, I’d rather be a summer child.

It’s the reason why I’m convinced that the sea is not made to be seen only during the summer time, it can be admired even on a November day. She’s even more beautiful, with empty and quiet shores, but infuriated by the wind beating toward the seaside. I take a deep breath and I can almost taste the salt on my tongue. I stay here, in a tranquil state for a few moments … then I move on, with my thoughts. It’s funny how the “noise” in my head dims every time I stand here. I can’t stay for long … she’s cold with me now, but I’m not leaving her alone, the seagulls are always here, no matter the season. The sea knows as well as I do that in the end … summer is coming!

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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REVIEW: MY STAY IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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In Dubrovnik am avut placerea sa stau la un hotel de vis. Am ales Hotelul Excelsior, situat chiar pe faleza, la doar cateva minute de mers pe jos de centrul orasului. Ca sa fiu sincera, nu as mai fi plecat acasa. Noi am avut o camera cu vedere la mare, situata in partea veche a hotelului. I stayed in Dubrovnik at a dreamy hotel, Excelsior, with a perfect sea view, located at a walking distance from the city center. To be honest, I never wanted to leave this place. We had a room with a sea view in the old part of the hotel.
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

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