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All roads lead to Rome

The city of delicious food, stunning architecture and scooters is quite a wonderful experience. If you do decide to stop by, here are a few tips and ideas on what to visit.

As usual we used Terravision as airport shuttle. We decided to stay at Aloha Rome Bed and Breakfast which I found via Booking. As a quick tip, if you want to watch the TV and barely understand Italian, most remotes have an Audio or Subtitle button which will allow you to change the language into English. The place was nice, with friendly staff and close to the Termini train station which gave easy access to means of transportation (train, metro, buses) and also was close to the main attractions such as Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon and so on. Which is why for the most part we chose to walk to our objectives and it was also more convenient as wherever you turn in Rome there is a public square, or an interesting building, chapel or imposing statue.

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Dunkirk: Filmul pe care trebuie să îl vezi vara asta

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Christopher Nolan – regizorul, scenaristul și producătorul de film cunoscut pentru Memento, trilogia The Dark KnightInceptionsau Interstellar – revine cu o nouă capodoperă cinematografică: DUNKIRK.

Filmul prezintă una dintre dramele din cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial. Acum 77 de ani, 400.000 de soldaţi britanici şi aliaţi au rămas blocați într-o luptă care avea să decidă soarta omenirii. Iar regizorul filmului a ales să spună această poveste grandioasă folosind cel mai mare format de cinema posibil. Cea mai recentă producţie a sa este filmată în proporţie de 70% cu camerele IMAX şi trebuie să fie vizionată în acest format, pe cele mai mari ecrane din ţară, disponibile doar la Cinema City. În sala T IMAX ai parte de 26% mai multă imagine decat într-o sală standard, simţindu-te ca şi cum ai fi în mijlocul celor 400.000 de oameni care luptă pentru supraviețuire.

Povestea filmului urmărește trei fire importante care acoperă perioade diferite de timp: unul care începe pe uscat și acoperă o săptămână, unul pe mare, acoperind o zi și unul în aer acoperind o oră. Acestea sunt interconectate într-o narațiune neliniară. Ideea acestui film împreună cu cele trei perspective i-au venit regizorului acum 25 de ani, când naviga împreună cu soţia sa, Emma către Dunkirk.

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Fashion through creative eyes

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This week I got the chance to attend the “Gala Moda UVT” which is a gala for the fashion college and master graduates collections 2017. Sixteen students had the opportunity to present their vision and style through their collections at this event.

From clean-cut lines, urban buildings and nature inspiration, vibrant colors or toned down pastels and grays, we could see it all.

A draw-back from my perspective was the 45 minutes delayed starter of the show. For the future, let’s keep it at the standard “fashionably late” of 15 minutes. 😉

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One stop to Milan

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Since we are talking here about thoughts and opinions I figured why not tackle one of my favorite hobbies, travel…trips and tips 🙂

No, I won’t get into too much details because I just want to give you a taste, enough to make you want to go there.

So, follow me around Milan, the city of fashion, art and good food (among others). Even before we landed to Bergamo we got ourselves the bus tickets online (try Terravision as they have pretty good prices – 9€ two way trip), which drove us around 1h (depends on the traffic) to the Milano Centrale.

Even the Central Railway Station, Milano Centrale, is more than a Station. With shops, restaurants, access to metro and beautiful glass arched roof, this Station is a work of art in which we got a chance to take a sprint through in order not to lose our bus on our way back. No worries, we made it 🙂

We also hit the Piazza del Duomo to be amazed by the mind-blowing architecture of the third largest church in Christendom (outdone only by St Peter’s in Rome and Seville’s cathedral), Duomo Cathedral.

Standing proudly, the over 600 years old cathedral is indeed quite a sight to see.

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Aventuri pe mare

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Tu ce film vrei să vezi săptămâna asta?

Dacă tot vine weekend-ul şi te gândeşti să mergi la un film îţi recomand Piraţii din Caraibe: Răzbunarea lui Salazar (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales). Aş spune să îl vezi chiar în format IMAX deoarece CGI-ul folosit în acest film este din plin şi merită vizionat la potenţialul maxim.

Iniţial, nu am avut aşteptări mari, în special după ultimul film, care a fost criticat dur. Dar am fost plăcut surprinsă să văd o redresare a francizei (idee începută de la un parc tematic)  regizata de Joachim Ronning şi Espen Sandberg.

Deşi îi reîntâlnim pe unii dintre veteranii (sau favoriţii) noştri ca Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) sau chiar Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) povestea aduce noi protagonişti ca Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) şi Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) care sunt în căutarea legendarului Trident al lui Poisedon, un artefact puternic, ce conferă posesorului său control asupra blestemelor apelor. Continue reading “Aventuri pe mare”

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April in Bookland

Get lost in the words of a book and enjoy a new adventure with every chapter.

Can you see the new dream that unfolds behind your eyes?

Capture moments and create art, bring your vision to life.

Live in the magical land of books, learning, growing, making new friends or losing some of them.

Her superpower is disappearing into books and her complex mind is often hard to understand.

She is dreaming with her eyes open, wishes to travel the world and has sparkles in her eyes when she talks about the things that inspires her. Continue reading “April in Bookland”

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March Celebration

For a minute there I thought Spring was going to come.

Sunny days, warm weather, a few flowers.

Now we are back to rainy days and muddy shoes.

But I don’t mind. I think it’s raining because March knows you love rain and this is her present for you.

 

You are using the seasons as inspiration and words are like a rug for your feet.

You write poems in your head at a stop light and your head is filled with noises as you create art with your life.

Stars at your fingertips and constellations in your hair.

Music notes down your spine and glitter in your shoes.

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