All posts tagged: Travel

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 …

A different world: Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

My story today takes place in Seoul. More precisely in Gangnam, but I will not talk about the luxury shops or the famous restaurants of the area, but about a totally different place: the Bongeunsa Temple. This is one of the most beautiful places in Seoul, hiding a history of more than 1000 years. From the moment I entered the courtyard of the temple, I heard a fascinating traditional music and quickly went to the place where the sound came from. There, beside a huge statue that seemed to watch over the whole city, I watched a dance show performed by a lovely girl dressed in the traditional hanbok costume. I continued walking on an alley full of white lanterns marked with hope messages of those visiting the temple. The alley led me to the main temple where I felt I had entered another world. The sky was made up of white lanterns or different colors, in different areas, hundreds of messages hanging overhead, rising to the sky. The monk’s voice was heard from the …

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 …

From Poland, with love

And because some of us like diversity I decided to be adventurous since I was a student… My adventure starts in 2005 with lots of hopes and hours spent waiting at UK embassy….ehh; without even knowing at that moment in time how this is going to change the story of my life… How did I get to Poland? The story is short, love or destiny, or is the UK embassy guilty for this? We will never know… I met him as a friend at thousands of km away from home, both mine and his. Open and polite, honest, gifted, reserved, ambitious and very organized, all superlatives. You have probably already guessed, my husband is Polish. The diversity continues… We currently live in Poland together with our polyglot daughter Eliza in a small city at the border with Czech Republic, in a house built by us. As a country, Poland is very beautiful, endless forests, tall catholic inspired churches everywhere, overwhelming history, wonderful feasts. Poland is my second home country. is the country that helped me start …

Lost in the clouds – The Signature @ 95-96th floor, Chicago

Downtown Chicago. Spring. Clean streets, busy people, traffic, but, beyond all, the Magnificent Mile offers the most spectacular sidewalk full with tulips in all shapes and colors. This promenade must include a stop in one of the highest bars in the world: The Signature Lounge. Located at 96th floor of the John Hancock Center and one story above the elegant Signature Room restaurant, this place offers a 360 degree view over the city, including downtown and Lake Michigan. On a clear day, the visibility can go up to 60 miles, spanning four states. Its upscale dining, amazing views and a menu of contemporary American cuisine has been wildly popular with Chicagoans and visitors alike, serving 800,000 guests annually, for over two decades. While the restaurant is formal, there is no dress code for the lounge, so after a long walk and few shopping hours, is the perfect place to rest over a drink. The Signature Lounge offers a small menu of appetizers and sandwiches alongside a detailed cocktail menu. You can enjoy the view and …

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 …