All posts filed under: Travel

Lost in Cuba’s flavor

Am ajuns in Cuba dupa un zbor lung cu tot cu escale de vreo 33 – 35 de ore Bucuresti – Moscova, Moscova – Havana. Am stat aproape doua saptamani , 12 zile. Am optat sa vizitez/vizitam cat am putut din tara, fiind un loc unde nu prea urma sa ne intoarcem de curand, am incercat sa facem cat mai multe cu timpul pe care il aveam la dispozitie. Am avut un “ghid” roman (Dimitri) care locuieste in Havana de aproape 20 de ani. El ne-a propus multe dintre locurile si activitatile pe care le-am vizitat si facut in Cuba. Am preferat sa inchiriem masina cu sofer si nu doar masina deoarece diferenta de pret era insesizabila si nu am avut riscul de a fi amendati de politia Cubaneza in cazul in care nu respectam intocmai regulile de circulatie. Un turist in Cuba nu poate conduce un autovechicul cu numere cubaneze, doar cu numere de turist (masina speciala de turist) care e o porcarie chinezeasca “geely”, nu exista masini americane vechi disponibile de condus pentru …

India – O nebunie frumoasa

Am ales-o pentru contrastele ei, pentru ca ma fascina ideea de a o descoperi, pentru ca parea un vis indepartat care s-a transformat in realitate cand am decis, impreuna cu colega mea, sa ne luam bilete. Am plecat la sfarsitul iernii la noi, in plin sezon la ei, am strabatut 7 orase in 3 saptamani, am stat alaturi de cei bogati  in apartamente imense cu servitori, am pasit si in casa foarte mica a celor mai putin norocosi care aveau vesela din inox, de teama sa nu sparga portelan sau macar faianta, am mancat picant si foarte picant, ne-am imbatat de arome, am stat desculte la temple, am schimbat n avioane si doua trenuri, ne-am facut prieteni, am inotat in cea mai calda apa printre palmieri, am stat pe un nisip mai fin decat matasea esarfelor pe care le-am cumparat de la negustorii locali, am ras din suflet si ne-am conectat cu adevarat cu tot ce vibra acolo. Se spune ca e o tara pe care ori o iubesti, ori o urasti, nu exista cale …

The Greek Odyssey

Can you imagine living in your dream place? Our adventure begins, when we decided to give up on our rented apartment and our jobs, so we can move for 3 months, in Greece. We managed to clean the 1-bedroom apartment, where we lived and to be on our way to Corfu, with a packed car, including a TV, frying pan, pots and not to forget, Yoji, our bonsai tree. After an exhausting 18h drive, we managed to arrive, late in the night, at 11 pm, to our destination, Acharavi. The guest house where we stayed, had a very beautiful rose garden and it was located on the beach, from where you could enjoy the sunsets. Acharavi had everything you wanted, from a bakery, fish store, market, restaurants, bars, etc. We started most of the days, with a small walk, down to the village centre, passing by the stores for fresh fish or sea food, for warm bread and for everything that was needed to cook our lunch. After getting back, we used to serve breakfast on the terrace …

A coffee in London

I have been in London many times and each time I felt like home. Each time I discover new places, hidden places and yet every time I have a ritual that I gladly respect. A route. It all starts with a Mocha coffee from Starbucks in St. Katharine Docks and music in my headphones. After a few quiet moments to one of the tables, I start slowly on Tower Bridge among tourists concerned by selfies and landscape. I pass between them remembering my first ride on that bridge and I turn to City Hall. I stop on the Potters Fields Park, where I spend the most of the time with lost thoughts and flavor of coffee with me. In all the excitement around, is just me, London, coffee and music in headphones. My favorite place worldwide. by E.