All posts tagged: Travel

Atena prin ochii unui calator

O metropola, temple la tot pasul in jurul carora orbiteaza o natiune, plina de legende si zei ce dainuie de mii de ani. De cand aterizezi de imbie un alt aer, caci Athina se intinde de la Egee prin poarta Piraeus, oras distinct ce a devenit  parte din metropola azi, si pana in Rafina situat la nord pe dealuri inalte. Fii calator, dupa ce ai  bifat obiectivele clasice, Acropole, Syntagma cu Parlamentul, Stadionul Olimpic de marmura, Plaka, Piraeus, minunatiile de muzee, nu rata Benaki,  Acropole Museum si cel de Arta Contemporana  (NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ATHENS), descopera adevaratul puls al orasului. Pornind de la Monastiraki piateta de pe Ermou, celebra pietonala comerciala, rataceste-te spre Piata centrala o adevarata „expozitie”, stradutele adiacente Athinas te  vor conduce dincolo de fatade, in lumea de zi cu zi, cu  zeci de baruri si cafenele, printre alte zeci de magazine, unde poti sade boem si achizitiona tot ce nu te-ai fii gandit, la preturi corecte. Nu rata un pranz la Karamanlidika, un meze restaurant  vis-à-vis de piata cu retete si …

Girls’ night @ Aqua, London

Daca la prima incercare am gresit intrarea si am ajuns la Shangri-La, de data asta am venit cu temele pregatite pentru ca M fusese intre timp in acest restaurant si acum stiam cum sa ajungem fara alte deturnari. Situat la etajul 31 al renumitului Shard, Aqua are atat zona de restaurant, unse se poate servi mancare britanica contemporana, incepand inca de la micul dejun, pana la cina, cat si zona de lounge, cu un minunat bar, de unde ficare client isi poate comanda bautura dorita. Atmosfera este destul de relaxanta, dar eleganta. Peretele din sticla, se ridica pe doua nivele, oferind o priveliste care iti taie rasuflarea. Era o noapte linistita de februarie, chiar dupa Valentine’s Day si puteai sa vezi o multime de cupluri care sarbatoreau iubirea cu o mica intarziere. Insa cei mai multi erau preocupati sa gaseasca o masa cat mai aproape de geamurile panoramice, pentru a putea imortaliza privelistea minunata asupra Londrei. Tower Bridge arata spectaculos cu luminile lui care se reflectau in apa linistita a Tamisei. Locul era plin si …

St Ives of my life

St. Ives, Cornwall, England Probabil ati auzit diverse povesti legate de Cornwall sau aveti povestea voastra… Astazi, eu m-am hotarat sa pun in scris povestea mea legata de trairi, experimente, simtiri neintelese, legaturi cu locuri care ne atrag si ne fac sa revenim, sa retraim, cel putin din amintirile ramase intiparite adanc in minte, momente UNICE. Ce spun eu aici?!… haideti sa inchidem putin ochii, suficient cat se ne imaginam ceva minunat care sa ne scoata din realitatea noastra prezenta si sa ne proiecteze locul unde sufletul se regaseste. Da, se poate numi dragoste, in toata puterea cuvantului. Si, fiindca se intampla sa cred ca avem legaturi speciale cu unele locuri pe care le vizitam pe parcursul vietii, sau mai bine… as folosi expresia “nimic nu este intamplator”, atunci cand ma gandesc la St. Ives. toata experienta spirituala traita in acest minunat colt de rai. O simpla plimbare pe plaja, pescarusii, artistii asezati in locuri “strategice” cautand inspiratie pentru un alt si alt tablou. Adaug farmecul pescaresc, exprimat in toata splendoarea de barcile aliniate langa tarm, pregatite pentru …

Lancs Rooftop Pool&Bar , Beirut

With a 360-degree panorama over Beirut, especially on the coast and the Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, Lancs Rooftop is located on the 21st floor of the Lancaster Plaza Hotel and offers its guests a different experience than any other. The main attraction is the small pool located in the middle of the terrace, which gives you the opportunity to cool on a warm day, which you can spend tanning at high altitude on the comfortable sun loungers. During this time, guests will enjoy the signature cocktail of the restaurant. In the evening, the terrace becomes the ideal place to admire the sun is getting lost in the Mediterranean, and at night, Lancs is the perfect place for a after-dinner luxury drink. By E. Cu o panorama 360 grade asupra Beirutului, in special asupra coastei și a pietrei Raouche, Lancs Rooftop se afla la la etajul 21 al hotelului Lancaster Plaza, si ofera oaspetilor sai o experienta diferita de oricare alta. Atractia principala o reprezinta mica piscina aflata in mijlocul terasei, care iti da posibilitatea sa te …

Street Art in London

London is more than the great tourist attractions we find on all travel sites. London is one of those cities to be exploited step by step, in a normal day with cloudy sky. Just walking down the narrow streets you can discover the true treasures of the city. Among these, the Shoreditch area, and many other streets in London’s East End, can take you to a wonderful world of street art through the drawings of great artists such as Eine, Banksy, Roa, Connor Harrington, Paul Don Smith, Stik and many more. Specialized tours are being organized in London to present these hidden works. By E. Londra este mai mult decat marile puncte de atractie turistica pe care le gasim pe toate site-urile de travel. Londra este unul dintre acele orase care trebuie exploatat la pas, intr-o zi obisnuita cu cer noros. Doar plimbandu-te pe stradutele inguste poti sa descoperi adevaratele comori ale orasului. Printre acestea, zona Shoreditch , cat si multe alte stradute din zona de Est a Londrei, te pot duce intr-o lume minunata …

Le Ciel de Paris

Following the same path of restaurants in the height – literally, I could not miss one of Paris’s most elegant restaurants. With a name that perfectly characterizes it, Le Ciel de Paris comes with two advantages that personally make me place it among the top restaurants of this wonderful capital: the view and the dessert. Le Ciel de Paris is a semi-gourmet panoramic restaurant located on the 56th floor of Montparnasse Tower. Located at an altitude of 210 meters, it is one of the highest-level restaurants in Europe. Having lunch or dinner at this restaurant is a unique experience that creates memorable memories. You will enjoy a delicious meal while looking lost at the Eiffel Tower. I went there without reservation for lunch, on a business day, and I had no problems in being guided at a table that gave me that spectacular view. I highly recommend you this place, especially if you are passionate about the elegant gastronomy you want to enjoy in a quiet and refined place.   http://www.cieldeparis.com by E.  Mergand in …

Serendipity – Gong by Shangri’la, Shard London

London is no doubt my favorite city and here I discovered the passion to enjoy a drink at the greatest heights. Positioned near the top of the tallest buildings in Western Europe – The Shard – the Gong Bar belongs to the Shangri-La, the building’s luxury oriental-style hotel. It is London’s highest wine and cocktail bar. In Gong I arrived guided by serendipity. Together with my friend M., we supposed for the first time in Aqua, but we got the wrong entry, and this is how fate led us to the 52nd floor of the Shard’s. From the first moment we were surrounded by the lush atmosphere of this place and a lady with long red dress long presented us the place and then she led us to one of the tables. Fortunately we arrived at sunset and so we had an unparalleled view and we could witness the transition of the city from day to night until all the lights were on. I confess: worth every penny. Both vision and for the taste of …