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On the road again ! This time….Krakow ,Poland . Day 1

I’m away on a trip again YAY ! This time my destination was Krakow, Poland . This is like my bday present ,my bday is tomorrow, the 22nd and I prefered going on a trip alone than just doing the same thing I do every week at home (aka go out with a couple of friends).
So here I am , in Krakow ,after a very busy first day.
I left BUcharest at 6am when I boarded a LOT flight from Bucharest to Warsaw. This meant I didn’t sleep at all last night since I left home at 4am . Anyway, once in Warsaw I needed to get to the train station so I took the 175 bus from just outside the terminal and this bus passes by the train station (around 20 min from the airport to the train station).At the station I already had a seat reservation and an Interrail pass so I found the platform and waited for the 8:27am train to Zakopane via Krakow. Three hours later I was in Krakow, it was 11:35am.

Couldn’t check in until 2pm so I went and ate in the center, then came to the hotel ,checked in and left my luggage in the room so I could go walk around town comfortably.

I walked for hours on most of the streets that make up the so called Old Town city center. It’s very beautiful ,especially the large main square and the Cathedral. I didn’t go into any museum or anywhere except inside the Cathedral and another Church so I won’t get into details.

Now I bought something to eat and came back to the hotel because I am a bit tired after 30+ hours of no sleep.

Romana

Am plecat iar in excursie ! De data asta destinatia principala e Cracovia , Polonia. Excursia asta e cadoul de ziua mea ,practic si e bine ,am preferat sa merg singura in excursie decat sa stau acasa si sa facem acelasi lucru pe care il fac saptamana de saptamana.

Daca e cineva intersant de datalii tehnice si de organizare …sa va povestesc pe scurt ! Am luat avionul de la Bucuresti la Varsovia. Acolo am luat autobuzul 175 pana la gara centrala de unde trebuia sa iau trenul spre Cracovia. LA 8:27am eram in tren iar la 11:34 eram la Cracovia.

Nu m-am putut instala in camera pana la ora 14:00 asa ca m-am dus sa mananc in centru ,m-am plimbat nitel si m-am intors sa imi iau camera in primire ca sa-mi pot lasa actele si alte chestii ,sa merg mai comfortabil. Asa ca de pe la ora 3 pana pe la 7 m-am plimbat prin centrul vechi. E foarte frumos, mai ales piata centrala si catedrala dar nu intru in detalii ca n-are rost.

Mai multe date maine ! Pana atunci…..poze

 
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Posted by on 21/06/2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Leapsa : Daca eram ……………. as fi fost……………

Bun, am vazut leapsa asta pe un blog al unei prietene si am zis sa “fur” si eu idea . Enjoy!

Daca eram un anotimp, as fi fost toamna.
Daca eram o luna, as fi fost Decembrie.
Daca eram o zi a saptamanii,as fi fost Joi.
Daca eram o parte a zilei, as fi fost dupa masa.
Daca eram un animal marin, as fi fost delfin.
Daca eram un animal de uscat, as fi fost cal.
Daca eram o virtute, as fi fost cunoasterea/curiozitatea.
Daca eram o planeta, as fi fost Jupiter .
Daca eram un lichid, as fi fost bere.
Daca eram o piatra, as fi fost smarald.
Daca eram un metal, as fi fost aur alb.
Daca eram o pasare, as fi fost o bufnita.
Daca eram o planta, as fi fost floare de colt.
Daca eram o stare a vremii, as fi fost furtuna.
Daca eram un instrument, as fi fost pian.
Daca eram un sentiment, as fi fost exaltare.
Daca eram un sunet, as fi fost un tunet
Daca eram un cantec, as fi fost Keane – Nothing in My Way
Daca eram un film, as fi fost Inglorious Basterds
Daca eram un serial, as fi fost LOST
Daca eram un oras, as fi fost Londra.
Daca eram un gust, as fi fost dulce-acrisor.
Daca eram o aroma, as fi fost caramel.
Daca eram o culoare, as fi fost aquamarine.
Daca eram un material, as fi fost bumbac.
Daca eram o parte a corpului, as fi fost ochi.
Daca eram un drog, as fi fost marijuana.
Daca eram un accesoriu, as fi fost ochelari de soare.
Daca eram o expresie a fetei, as fi fost zambet.
Daca eram o materie, as fi fost istorie.
Daca eram un personaj de desene animate, as fi fost personajul Scooby Doo.
Daca eram o forma, as fi fost sfera.
Daca eram un numar, as fi fost 22.
Daca eram o masina, as fi  fost Jaguar.
Daca eram o haina, as fi fost camasa.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 09/06/2011 in random

 

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A cry for help? Maybe ! …A simple cry? Definitely !

Have you ever felt like your life was in ruins even though it shouldn’t be? No? Yes? Well, I feel just like that right now,been feeling this way ,more and more so, in the past 2 years. Normally, someone my age and in my general condition shouldn’t feel that way, I should be on my way to building a future, a life while enjoying life as a 20something yro. what am I doing instead? None of the things I should be doing. I’m miserable and stuck in an endless and endlessly boring routine, feeling more and more unhappy,unsatisfied,alone and trapped with every single day that passes. I sink deeper and deeper and I’m partly doing it to myself cause of my tendencies to make myself unhappy and obsess over everything.
Everyday I think about my life,about how I’m wasting my life and every single day I feel more and more like my dreams,desires,everything I wanted in life in general and from myself or to achieve,everything is getting further and further away, slowly disappearing,dying,becoming unreachable . I look for someone to help me, for something palpable to hold on to but there’s nothing,no one,no help and what I desperately need right now to help me at least get me a little closer to seeing the light at the end of my emotional dark,lonely tunnel,that what I need is unreachable because that’s just my luck,because I’m a small ,useless piece of shit who doesn’t matter on this planet,because I wish too much and too out of my reach,because I’m just not good enough or capable enough. I just wish my deepest dreams and desires would come true for once, that I could get what I want ,that I could rest,that I could feel and feel better ,that I could get the burden off for a while,rest. But, that won’t happen, I’m too small,useless and shitty for that.

But hey, in the end,who cares? In the end no one gives a shit about some annonymous idiot on the internet . Just one more unhappy person on the internet, right? *Get a nr and join the queue* some would say *go cry bitterly in a pillow and leave us alone* others would say and maybe I really shouldn’t be complaining when most people in this world have it 10 times as rough, *real* prblems ,some would call them.

Whatever, nothing will come out of this, nothing ever comes out of anything but the deeper I sink in the dark pit of my mind,the less I care about what people think of me whining .

In fact I just wrote this because my therapist said my blog doesn’t really reflect my general mood and maybe I should let it show so here it is although I doubt he’ll read this blog again so he can see I’m a good little puppy ….if only it could help.

Now I will go back to my routine until it’s time to go to bed and spend yet another restless night with poor quality sleep that will let me feeling tired and drousy to tackle tomorrows routine which will be just like every single day : get up,eat,waste time in front of the pc miserably,eat,do the pc shit again,go to bed. Oh well….

Had fun? Was this fun for you? No? YOu didn’t even read it? Whatever….

 
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Posted by on 19/02/2010 in random

 

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Snow Day

We got snow today, the first snow of this winter and I hope not the last snow (although in the last years with the climate change,we get less and less snow). I love snow, I love bad weather in general but I especially love snow and I love it cause it’s something that doesn’t happen often ,something that changes the scenery,it’s fun to watch snow fall.Hell,I even like shoveling snow even if it makes my back hurt.
Snow today actually got me out of the house(which rarely happens without it being necessary ,since I am emotionally NOT good at all) for a spontaneous,random walk in the park (where I was almost the only one walking around cause the wind was blowing,the snow was falling hard and it was a work day). Had the camera with me,took some crappy picture.
Also, I took the little dog out to play in the snow for a bit so I took pics of that too

 
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Posted by on 15/12/2009 in random

 

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Of politics, Presidents and Prime Ministers

We are in the middle of a political crisis in Romania. Basically,our President thinks (and apparently can cause that is the beauty of having a Constitution that leaves room for interpretation) he’s the God of everything that moves around here (dictator tendencies much?)especially when the elections are right around the corner and he’s uncertain of victory after 5 years of mandate during which he had everyone’s best interest in mind except for our best interest and especially his (and the party he originated from played with the executive power cause they were lucky enough to win the elections).

So,the President’s party messed with their political allies PSD (political allies who are in fact their biggest enemies but they shook hands over the country one year ago cause neither could form a majority in Parliament and they both wanted the power) which made all their ministers quit from the government and then the newly formed opposition managed to vote against the makeshift government ,one that now had 11 ministers in charge of 22 ministries (yeah,stupid, I know) .
Now,while the government that was “kicked out” is still in charge but with less authority , the President didn’t want to lose the grip on power so close to the elections so he refused to designate a new PM proposed by the new,clear and transparent majority in Parliament even though it was a great proposition and one that brought very different parties ,that usually hate eachother ,together (which never happened before) . Instead,the President designated whoever he saw fit and now this guy (and his newly formed team) has to go present their program in Parliament and ask for approval which he won’t get cause the majority is against him and everyone knows this and it’s why the Constitution says that the President must consult(mediate talks between the parties in fact) with the parties forming the Parliament and ,in case they haven’t already formed a majority, help them get to a majority and then designate as PM a person who the majority proposed ,especially if there’s nothing wrong with that person.

I personally enjoy watching the political circus in Romania, the political scene is full of stupid ,incompetent people who fight with eachother all day long but it is a sad situation and very harmful for our country and future.

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The man the majority proposed for PM(in the above photo) is a man I personally like a lot and who proved to be very competent and popular , winning 3 mandates as mayor of Sibiu ,a city he pretty much restored and brought to its former beauty and glory without much help from the state. Johannis,cause that’s his name ,is also very intelligent, very well spoken,polite and has very few opponents . I don’t think he’s without a sin, I would be surprised if he didn’t use his position as mayor to make a small fortune by taking some money from here and there but everyone does that and it’s a proven fact that he invested everything he could in the infrastructure and the needs of his city. Every time he appears on tv ,which he doesn’t really like to do, he proves he knows what he’s talking about,he proves he has what one needs to be a PM and he presents himself in the most elegant,dignified way seen so far in our politics. Also,he’s not a member of any party and is very well seen outside Romania (which is something we really need).
I doubt he or anyone else can really get us out of the crisis in a very short time but I think that on long term,if he stays this way and has support in Parliament, he can do good things.

Oh and I decided who I will vote for in the Presidential elections cause of Johannis, so yeeey. I just hope Antonescu doesn’t go against his word and put Patriciu as PM if he wins cause that would be a major fail

 
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Posted by on 24/10/2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Back from my vacation + pics

On the 17th of September I left on a 3 week vacation . The first part of the trip consisted of short visits through Jordan,Syria and Lebanon and the second part was all fun and recreation in Egypt’s,Sharm el Sheikh .
Jordan – a beautiful country,they all were, that surprised me because I didn’t expect it to be quite so modern (I’m talking about the capital,Amman). Amman is slowly becoming a quaint city,beautiful buildings and atmosphere,not too crowded except for a few areas,great infrastructure,wonderful people,lots to see and do. The main 2 attractions for me in Jordan were Petra and the Dead Sea and they didn’t disappoint me at all. Petra was fabulous, one of the most amazing places in the whole world and it consists of so much more than that one facade everyone’s seen on tv or in pictures,it’s made up of various remains of different built structures made by the people who built that famous facade and the canyon you walk through to get to all those remains is stunning,full of color and charm. The Dead Sea is a beautiful body of water and it really is *that” salty, you do float and there are rock formations made of salt or rocks covered in salt on the shore (in the water there’s sand on the bottom). Also been to the place where they say Jesus was baptized in the water of the Jordan river and to another religious place I forgot(LOL) . Another great place was the ancient city of Jerash,lots of roman ruins,very nicely kept.
Syria – it has so many places to see,it has lots of history ,like an open air museum. Damascus is the oldest city in the world that was always occupied ,the old part is stunning,the maze of narrow streets and balconies,all the vendors and shops,many people walking around,the minarets,towers,the beautiful arabic style touches on parts of the buildings like the windows and arches ……all incredibly fascinating. I think the funnies part was buying ice-cream from an ice cream place in the old bazar because there’s no organized line,just a huge crowd of people shoving and pushing (but not with true aggressiveness)their way inside the shop ,to the counter and then pushing their way out of the shop with the ice cream over their heads (managed not to drop it btw ! that was a real victory ). We also visited Bosra where there’s a very big roman amphitheater made of dark stone cause of the volcanic past of the region),Maaloula where there are some old churches and it’s the only place where they still learn and speak Aramaic and last but definitely not least on our syrian experience were Palmyra and Crac de Chevaliers which are both very impressive with Palmyra being a big roman city with lots of well preserved stuff . The not fun stuff was staying in the border for 2 hours when we wanted to cross to Lebanon but at least we heard gunshots (less exciting than it sounds,just some idiots trying to smuggle some things out of the country so their car got shot at). Oh and we had the stupidest guide in the history of guides ,he was so stupid it was hard to be mad at him ,we laughed a lot in fact.
Lebanon – I think I am in love with Beirut . We stayed 3 hours in the custom(3 + 2 in the syrian border = 5 so still not my ultimate 7 hour record)and at one point some nice dude from the custom thought I was an artist (cause there apparently is an artist with the same name in their country) so we amused ourselves . Arrived in Beirut late ,around 22:30 or 23:00 and as we approached it along the coastline,the moon was shining brightly over the sea,the city lights could be seen all around ,it was amazing. Beirut is a wonderful city,full of life and joy just like its people. Everyone knows that Lebanon went through lots of turmoil in the past 30 or so years ,the civil war left Beirut in ruins but it rose from the “ashes” and managed to get where it is today even after the 2006 israeli attacks. Today it looks like a future Monaco to be honest. I’m sure there are poor,ugly areas and all that,saw a couple myself but the heart of the city,the more central parts ,the ones where the upper and middle classes live are pretty darn nice as far as I’m concerned and everywhere you look they are still building new and beautiful stuff . Beirut is for the most part pretty similar to mediteranean cities in Europe so u’ll feel right at home there. The people are fascinating,many are pretty european looking,they’re modern and opened,very fun,they know how to enjoy life and live every free moment and they love their country and city.Only stayed for 2 and a half days but I would go there again anytime and probably will go again in the future.
Egypt – 7th time there,only went to Sharm el Sheikh. It was lovely,the hotel was amazing (Hyatt Regency I’m pimping you ) and the Red Sea as warm and inviting as ever. The downside was that I got a bit sick,either an indigestion or a sunstroke or a bit of both (probably a bit of both) so I couldn’t enjoy the sea and fun for 2 days and I wasn’t in top shape during the rest cause of it. In the Egypt album you can see pics of the pyramids ,Cairo(with the Nile) and the Sinai mountains all taken from the plane).

Other than that………still depressed and it is only going to get worse,House sucks big time,never watching again especially since it leaked that Jennifer Morrison is leaving. Will make a post about Heroes and Supernatural cause I’m all over those and they are loads of fun .

Now for pics click on each of the links to the picasa albums

Jordan
Syria
Lebanon
Sharm el Sheikh
 
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Posted by on 06/10/2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Depression is a bitch(+ the normal dose of Hugh)

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I’m depressed again ! That’s it,that’s the whole thing,I’m depressed! It doesn’t matter why,it can be anything ,nothing or everything,small things,big things ,nothing at all.I’m not bitching about it or looking for pity,I just thought I’d make a note of it.
Very few people(only my mom actually and not even she knows well)know that I am depressive and I’ve always been like that,I’ve never written about it anywhere,never complained to anyone just kept it to myself.Most of the time no one even knew because I never acted on it in public.I realize most people have their own shit to think about so why should and why would they give a shit or have to give a shit on how I feel.Maybe that’s the long term effect of dealing with family issues growing up(having a nice,caring but absentee father who died anyway when I was 14,my grandpa dying when I was 12 – he used to take care of me all day while my mom was at work – ,financial shit that almost came after dad died and left a slightly unclear situation regarding his share of the company he was manager of,my moms struggle with this,being quite bored of most people I’ve ever met,low self-esteem).I never clearly manifested myself and looked/felt more or less unaffected after each of these experiences but I knew it was going to have long term effects.Now,I’m pessimistic about many things (especially when it comes to making my dreams come true),I have a terrible fear of illness and doctors(not them as people but them as in what it means going to see one),I rarely trust anyone completely,I can’t concentrate on studying and goals ,can’t find determination or motivation,etc.
On top of all that I also feel guilty for being like this,perpetually unsatisfied ,because I have a comfortable life,a great mother and a couple of very good friends.I don’t mean to be ungrateful,I’m not ungrateful and I realize 80% of the people in this world live a life of poverty ,illness and unhappiness at a level I’ve never known and hope to never feel  but there are always certain things that I desperately want,some of them would be considered stupid and lame by many people but I don’t care,I always have things that bother me about myself ,I feel like a big loser who was given great intellect but manages to waste it by not managing to channel any ambition.I guess you can’t control,I can’t control what and how I feel it.

Now I have to finish 2 chapters of my diploma paper to present them in the exam session that will start in around 3 weeks(but I have to finish before that because the coordinator must look at it) and I did absolutely nothing,I don’t even know where to start,I can’t decide upon a title and I’m scared out of my wits because I know there’s a high probability I won’t graduate from this fucked up university.
I’m so mad on myself for not having this ambition ,this will to work and study and concentrate because it stopped me from applying to a foreign university in the UK or US and study what I really wanted to study in a place that gave me opportunities to continue and make a living out of my specialty(I would have studied history/archeology,something like that,it’s what I would have liked to do).I suck at math and economics,always did ,always will and that’s exactly what we do in this fucking university,had to study this if I want to have a chance in this country ruled fucking idiots.
Well,this isn’t making me feel better and yet it sorta’ does because I feel like I’ve shared what I feel with someone.

Fuck it,I’d better stop dreaming of stuff altogether and just admit my failure.And on top of all this,I disappoint my mother too,she who sacrificed her personal life to make sure I had everything I needed.

Yeah,don’t worry,I really am good spirited,sarcastic and funny(well,I at least amuse myself so I think i have a sense of humor :D)so the usual posting style will continue.
PS – RIP Lavinia ! She was my mom’s cousin(through marriage with my mom’s actual cousin “dduuuuuh” LOL).She was only 40 years old and her youngest of 2 sons was born the same day with my father and my parents are his godparents.Strange enough she died exactly the same day my dad died(26 of December)and of almost the same disease.Life’s a bitch like that.
PS 2 – the above story is not the reason of my depression,we weren’t very close! I mean,we were getting along really well but they lived in a different city so it’s not like we frequented eachother.Still,I mentioned it because she was a nice woman and because of the coincidence.

Now just to end on a more interesting ,positive ,funny note………..something Hugh Laurie related(like you didn’t see it coming!!!).Ok,so ,I was bored and found an older picture from an older event and decided to do what I had been meaning to do ever since I first found the picture : remove the red eye effect from it using my crappy red-eye removing skills in photoshop. Feel free to feel amused by this.It’s not bad but since it was probably rather dark …….well you’ll see.

The first one (clicky for full view,as always) is the “after” picture and the second one is the “before” picture

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Posted by on 30/12/2008 in Uncategorized

 

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