Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taking stock 02

Making : lots of plans with our guests, arriving in November and December
Cooking : not cooking...we've been eating out a lot (!) (Nando's , Jones the Grocer...yummm)
Drinking : water...with my prenatal vitamins
Reading: haven't been doing much of that this month
Wanting: to finish up all preparations for our baby
Looking: forward to our next ultrasound. I NEED to see this baby girl!   :)
Wasting: food...I keep buying groceries that end up in the trash a week later. Again... Nando's... 
Wishing: I finally send out some emails that are long overdue
Enjoying: buying baby gear
Waiting: for Christmas
Liking: my Nando's chicken! hahaha!
Wondering: if I will ever actually speak Arabic
Loving: the amount of beautiful and inspiring images I find on Pinterest
Hoping: to find a great photographer for our maternity&newborn photo shoot
Marveling: at the amount of baby stuff available in the shops... CRAZY!
Needing: a couple of dresses to get photographed in...   :D
Smelling: the entire rack of perfumes at Sephora. Can't decide on anything that fits me...
Wearing: leggings! Yup! I finally caved in to the all time pregnancy fashion staple!
Following: a bunch of different Instagrammers.
Noticing: the amount of laundry piling up in our bathroom
Knowing: that in 2 1/2 months I will have a baby!  :o
Thinking: that it might be time to hire a cleaning company... I just can't keep up...
Feeling: disappointed that I can't seem to be able to keep our apartment clean
Bookmarking: baby stuff on my Baby Pinterest board
Giggling: with my husband! He does what he does and always gets a smile out of me!


Insta-moments (Romanian edition)

     To have a round-up of all the posts from our travels this past September, I thought putting it in Instagram snaps will be the perfect ending. Since I already posted my phone snaps from Munich, here you have some that I shared online on the go in Romania...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Romania: Targu Mures

     The last stop of our trip in Romania was the city of Targu Mures. The only time I have been here before was with work, helping organize a Chris Norman (Smokie) concert. That short trip in Targu Mures didn't give me any chance to actually see the city so I was happy to visit it again.

     We didn't spend the night, but we enjoyed the city center and had a nice lunch, complete with one of my childhood's most beloved desserts: waffle and cream.

     As we made our way back to my hometown of Arad, we chose a more picturesque road, trough the Apuseni mountains. There was wild nature and tiny villages. And people working their fields. It was beautiful! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Romania: Sighisoara

     There are so many memories linking me to this place... In my early youth also known as the crazy rebellious years of my life I've spent several years coming to Sighisoara during the Medieval Festival. It felt magical... Like a huge gathering of great, young people looking to just be...To me it was the definition of 'living on the edge', 'being in the moment', 'embracing rock culture', and at times, being 'young and stupid'. I've met some really interesting people going to this festival year after year, some made a bigger impact on me and some smaller, but I remember them all... I cherish these memories, as well as all my friends from those times with whom I got to share almost everything... I am especially happy to have had all of those experiences and I will most certainly remember them dearly for years to come.

      And now, returning from the realms of nostalgia, here you have a ton and a half of pictures from our day spent in Sighisoara. We climbed up the Clock Tower, which has so much charm, that no matter how many times I visit, it still has a nice feel and I still notice something I have never noticed before... Then we strolled along the narrow streets of the citadel, with the joyfully renovated buildings, with colorful flags hanging everywhere and a multitude of souvenir stands...We made our way up the hill to the old cemetery. I am in no way a morbid person, but it was sooo interesting to see. The aged graves, some still being tended to, some left ruined to the ground. Most of them pertaining to citizens of German descent,  people that lived here such a long time before us. I enjoyed it especially because I didn't think of the dead, but instead I was thinking of the lives these people must have had. How different it must have been in those times and how fascinating their stories would be.

     Though a short stay in what is considered the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe, it was a great experience. I would go back any time and would definitely reccomend anyone to pay it a visit!

     Another thing worth mentioning is the hotel we stayed in for the night. It was the perfect location, wonderful conditions and a lot of charm!

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