How I Spent a Layover in Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world and the largest metropolitan area in the West. On my way to Cuba, I had to spend a layover in Mexico City and instead of staying inside the airport, we decided to go outside and explore the city a little bit. I recommend you do the same. I guarantee a layover experience can be much more than sitting on a chair for a few hours or exploring the duty-free shops.

Of course, it depends on the time you have. We had 12 hours. What did we visit? How did we get there? Was everything alright or did we have some not-so-nice experiences ourselves? Read more below and you’ll find it all out about our layover in Mexico City!

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Visit Romania – Winter Edition!

As the cold season approaches, you need to find new places to visit that will make you feel like living a fairytale. This time, let’s talk about Romania. Why should you visit Romania? Because this country is like a warm hug on a cold day. With its beautiful landscapes, calm people (especially Transylvania) and delicious food, you can be sure that if you visit Romania, you’ll have some quality time.

This year’s winter started with a 4-day vacation for Romanians due to 2 national holidays (St. Andrew’s Day – 30th of Nov. and the Great Union Day – 1st of December). This was a great reason for taking some time off and disconnecting from the daily routine. For me, this meant a quiet trip in the western part of Romania, through Alba Iulia, Cincis-Cerna Village, Hunedoara, and Sibiu. So if you want to visit Romania in the winter, here are a few places that I would recommend:

Alba Iulia, Romania

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10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Cuba

Cuba has always been an exotic destination for most of us. It has the rum, it has the cigars and it has the Sangre Latino – it is a perfect place to spend your vacations. However, it is not only sugar and honey (although they’re quite known for their massive sugar production). There are a lot of things to know before traveling to Cuba and that’s why I’m writing this. I’ve done a lot of research before going since it was such a long way from home (I live in Romania) and I wanted to be prepared for whatever it may come.

So, without further ado, here is my guide for 10 things to know before traveling to Cuba 🙂

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Netherlands Diary: Amsterdam in 3 Days

Hello, there! Amsterdam in 3 days, you say? That is a hell of a challenge, considering how big and interesting this city is. As you all can agree (or will, after reading this), Amsterdam is a really special place. It surely deserves more than 3 days of visiting, because there is a lot to take in. Unfortunately, that was all the time I had since the entire trip was to Cuba, with another layover in Mexico City. Amsterdam is an inner network of canals and a city with absolutely amazing architecture. It is worth a visit anytime. For the city break lovers (like me in Veliko Tarnovo), this is my guide for Amsterdam in 3 days.

Day 1

1. Free walking tour

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The streets and the canals of Amsterdam are absolutely magic. The first thing I suggest to do is walk around the city and inhale its culture, or just book in advance a free walking tour. These are tours guided by a local who will take you to the most important places in Amsterdam and it lasts about 3h. If you don’t want/have time to book it (I didn’t either), just wander around the beautiful streets and discover this magnificent city on your own!

Time: as long as you want 

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13 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Lisbon (+One Why You Shouldn’t)

Portugal has been on my bucket list for too long. It still is, because so far I have only visited Lisbon and its surroundings. But I would go back anytime, I swear. I am yet to plan a trip to Faro and especially to the marvelous beaches of Algarve. But Lisbon is wonderful, too. Actually, it is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen – it made me feel at home. It gave me that cozy feeling from the hotel room to the narrow streets and warm people. Lisbon makes you fall in love the moment you get there. It truly is my soul city and now I know why. Here are 13 reasons why you should visit Lisbon, too:

1. It’s Affordable

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Bulgaria Diaries: What To Do In Veliko Tarnovo?

Hi, guys! Today’s diary is going to be about Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Being a proud Romanian, for a long time, I have refused to admit that our neighbors might have beautiful places to visit, also. I have never been so attracted to going to Bulgaria, even though I’ve heard that there are places like Veliko Tarnovo, Golden Sands or Balchik that are worth paying a visit.

And because for Andrei’s birthday we haven’t planned anything special in advance, we decided to do a city break which wouldn’t cost us that much and wouldn’t make us spend our entire weekend on the road. Since you spend half of the weekend in traffic when visiting anything in Romania, it’s not a good option for a birthday you’d want to spend relaxing. So Veliko Tarnovo was our best option! It was built on three hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora and it was once the capital of Bulgaria, so it must have something special to it.

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Liebster Award 2017 Nomination!

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Starting a travel blog is difficult. You have to find the appropriate content, you have to find time to write and also to promote it. But the result is fantastic. You have your own masterpiece and you take care of it as if it was your own baby. Also, the rewards are great: you get to meet amazing people, you connect with them and sometimes you’re even rewarded for the hard work you put into all this. Like this time, when I’ve been nominated for Liebster Award 2017!

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Doors of The World (part I)

Hi, guys! Today I decided to post a story about one of my all time favorite things to photograph: doors. You know those magical, dreamy and colorful objects we give too little credit to? They’re the ones who grant us the access to anything we want to reach, both literally and figuratively speaking.

Wherever I go, I always find some beautiful ones that just ask to be photographed, whether they’re colored or gray, decorated or simple, with interesting door knobs or not. And figuratively speaking, I am still waiting for some of them to open. I hope only the colorful and decorated ones. 🙂

So without further ado, here are some doors of the world, as I perceive them:

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Malta Diary: 10 Places You Must Visit

Malta is such a beautiful island. You won’t believe the rich history it has and the various traces culture has left on it. It’s a jewelry for travelers and locals’ reason to be proud. Me and my boyfriend decided to go to Malta for 4 days in May in order to celebrate my birthday, but if I go again I would go in early spring (March, April) or late autumn (October, November). In May it starts to get really hot and you get tanned while walking on the streets – I got some pretty bad sunburns just from sightseeing, not purposely laying in the sun.

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