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Paris – architecture, food, fashion …. I want to go there one more time!

Paris is absolutely stunning – yes, It’s crowded, yes, there is lots of tourists but! It’s also beautiful, full of amazing architecture, great restaurants, museums and many many more.

Couple of days in Paris is pretty enough to have fun and come again to see more. 😉

THE SIGHTSEEING

Well The Eiffel Tower is a must and in my opinion it is worth to stand in a queue for 4 hours. The view over the city is mesmerizing.

We didn’t have much time so we decided not to visit Louvre but to go to Pompidou Centre which has the best gift shop ever. I would buy everything there! Also the collection of art there is also great – It’s not that crowded and you can Really Enjoy walking around the centre.

Next stop is Notre-Dame which we admired only from outside. This is truly a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. If you want to learn more about the monument, visit its page Official website of Notre-Dame.

Pompidou Centre
Louvre

Notre Dame


THE FOOD

For the first time in my life I tried snails – Well they didn’t taste anything specific but where to Try them if not in Paris ;).

Creme brulee and coffee in some small coffee shop was a must for me.

Mules at Leon de Bruxelles were very tasty.

But there was one thing I came to Paris to try! Eclairs at L’Eclair de Genie.

It was ma birthday so they were my birthday cake. 🤗🤗🤗 The most delicious dessert I ever tasted!


THE SHOPPING 

On the outskirts of Paris there is an outlet shopping centre La Vallee Village – with brands like Furla, Tissot, Chloe, Burberry, Celine, Jimmy Choo and many more. Prices are very attractive. I paid only 120€ for my Furla bag. To check the Best way to get there check their page.

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Typical French experience for me was to have a picnic. We bought cheese, wine, grapes and many more and went to the nearest park and just enjoyed ourselves. Like many other people around us. 🙂

By accident we came Across open Air cinema at La Villette Park. Hundreds of people with blankets, wine, food. Huge screen. Loved it!

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Only one sandy beach and you still want to go there – Madeira!

Madeira is a small Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, also called Island of Eternal Spring or Pearl of the Atlantic.

Madeira is situated north of Canary Islands, it’s of volcanic origin with great climate which enables you to go there the whole year round.

Getting around – in almost every travel guide or a blog you will read that you will definitely need to rent a car. Well I have to disagree, not only because I don’t like people telling me what to do ;p but also because the public transport is cheap and you can get anywhere you want. Not to mention those hairpin bends all over the island which made me dizzy just in a bus – I don’t think I would feel good driving a car on these roads. ;p

Cabo Girão

Cabo Girão is famous for 580 meter cliff with a glass floor. Standing there is one thing but the other is riding a bus there – I couldn’t sit by the window!

 

Porto Moniz

Absolutely amazing natural lava pools! oSoo cool and if I remember correctly it cost only 1.5€ – yes exactly!

More details at the official website of Porto Moniz.

Ponta de São Lourenço

I know I often use the word amazing in this post by seriously – Madeira is amazing! Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a walking trail. There are some steep inclinations and no shade so a cup and proper walking shoes required. This is a challenging walk but totally worth it! The views of blue ocean, brown soil and black cliffs make something truly beautiful. You can get to the beginning of a walking trail by bus.

Eat and drink local 😀

I had my favourite place in Funchal with nice service and delicious food and drinks – Madeira Tapas & Wine. I recommend you the octopus sandwich and of course poncha de Madeira –  traditional alcoholic drink made with aguardente de cana (distilled alcohol made from sugar cane juice), honey, sugar, lemon rind and with different fruit juices according to the version of poncha. With less % I drank local beer – Coral. 🙂 When it came to breakfast we did it like locals – cafezinho (small coffee) with pastel.

 Levadas

levada is an irrigation channel or aqueduct and  in Madeira. There are more than 2,000 km of levadas and they provide a network of walking paths. I walked one – 11 km – check the views.

 

At the end I will add some more picture which may convince you to visit this gorgeous island.

My favourite spots in Gdynia

I’ve been to Gdynia many times for Opener Festival, but last year for the first time I was there for a long weekend and could do some sightseeing and get to know the city a little more.

I really liked what I saw. 🙂 Maybe if you have some time during this weekend or any other time you could check mine top spots/activities in Gdynia. 🙂

1.Walking around and admiring the street art

There are so many murals around the city. My guest house for example was just cross this one, which I think is super cool.

Ludwik turysta #streetart #mural #gdynia

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Most of them are around the city center so just by walking you will definitely see them.

2. Awesome food

I had the best breakfast at Chwila Moment. It was “pain perdu” – a brioche coated with egg and fried, served with fruits, maple syrup and sour cream. It cost only 16 PLN!!!

OMG #sniadaniowelove #gdynia #mistrz #brioche

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Another nice breakfast was at Główna Osobowa. Reasonable prices, tasty food, nice place.

Cytrusowe aioli 👍🏻 #sniadaniowelove

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3. The Torpedo House at Babie Doły

Nice clean beach and beautiful view? Visit Babie Doły. The Torpedo House is situated 300m from shore and looks like a ruined castle. Link to the place.

Torpedownia w Gdyni

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4. Kamienna Góra

If you want nice view over the city and the sea go there, but not the view point near the cross, but at the parking just ahead of restaurant “Panorama”.

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5. Cliff at the Orłowo district

Can be pretty crowdy but if you like walking by the sea – why not 😉

Ludwik i klif #gdynia #orlowo

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#klif #orlowo #gdynia

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Weekend in Madrid – including the best club I’ve ever been to abroad!

 

Madrid is a perfect place to spend a city break. I went there on Friday afternoon and got back on Sunday evening. We got some cheap tickets and rented a small flat in the city center – we got everywhere we wanted to on foot.

Here are some nice spots and activities I would strongly recommend 🙂

1. For art lovers – Del Prado and Reina Sofia Museums

I liked the Reina Sofia Museum – lots of paintings by Salvador Dali and Picasso – including famous “The great masturbator” by Dali. There is also really cool gift shop – I got a mug and bookmark with the painting – you can also check what they have online  – Reina Sofia gift shop.

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The great masturbator by Salvador Dali.

 

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The installation in front of the Reine Sofia Museum.

When it comes to Del Prado – it is huge. Prepare to choose artists or art works you want to see. Unless you have the whole day. I didn’t. Good news is that there is a free admission from Monday to Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sundays and holidays 5 pm – 7 pm. There is a line but don’t worry it goes super fast.

2. Chill out in Retiro Park

The park is a complex of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. There is an artificial pond where people can rents kayaks and canoes.

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Inside the park there is a beautiful palace called The Crystal Palace.

 

3. Walk around

As we stayed in the city center we  just wandered around. Without the travel guide. We saw so many murals and other street art. Spanish people are very creative when it comes to decorating buildings.

 

4. Eat classic Spanish breakfast

Order coffee with milk – café con leche and bread with crushed tomatoes and olive oli – tostada con tomate y aceite.

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5. Try tapas and cocktails at El Viajero

Bartenders are very generous when pouring drinks, food was delicious, the interior modern and interesting.

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Great music, no tourists – we finished at 5 in the morning. One of the best parties I’ve been to abroad. Loved it!!

 

My second home! When in Poland visit Lublin 

Around 5 years ago I visited Lublin for the first time and I just loved it.

Well the city is its people, so yes I did love it so much because I met amazing people and you know what? We still are friends and Lublin apart from my home town is city in Poland I visit the most 😁.

Wanna know my favourite spots in Lublin? Here they are 🙂 – in random order 

  1. Charcia Łapa – restaurantIt’s a modern restaurant with short and simple menu. You will find there something Italian like pizza and pasta but also burgers and fish. I went for gnocchi with mushrooms which were tasty and delicate. Liked it a lot! ❤ Service was excellent! Our waiter knew the menu and could advise on what to have. 
  2. Aqua Lublin – SPA, swimming pool, water parkMaybe the spa wasn’t the quietest I’ve been to but I like the hot pool outside the building – on the picture above. 75 minutes cost 20 PLN.
  3. Old Town 

Nice views, lots of restaurants and pubs. What else do I need to say 😉

4. CSK

Jestem tu #urlopwlublinie

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Amazing glass rooftop, big events like TEDx, gallery, concerts – check their website for the latest program. 

5. Dom Kultury – club

Somehow everytime I’m in Lublin I go there.


 Depending on a day they have gigs with live music or dj sets. Their big asset is to have Tancereczka near them. Try pear vodka there. 👌🏻

So What do you think? Wanna go to Lublin? 🙂 

Rio de Janeiro – why I fell in love with this city.

I was in Rio 5 years ago – in 2012 with my sister. It was our first holiday together and for her also a dream coming true. I krew she wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro so as soon as I saw really cheap tickets I texted her. We decided to go in one or two days. 🙂

You probably wonder why I liked it so much. First of all….

  • I loved the architecture – a great mix of modern and colonial style 

  • The fact that wherever you go you can see the Jesus statue

  • You have lake, ocean, mountains and beaches in just one place

My top attractions:

  1.  Escadaria Selarón

Famous steps connecting both the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods. We stayed in a hotel about 20 meters from them. 
You can see these steps in this music video 😉

2. Jardim Botanico

Beautiful botanic garden- quiet and peacefull. 


3. Hawaianas shop 

I love Hawaianas – they are great quality – I still have those bought 5 years ago. The shop has lots of models with designs you probably won’t get abroad. 


4. Sugarloaf

Take the cable car to the top of the mountain. It’s not cheap but absolutely worth it. The view is just stunning. 


5. Christ the Redeemer


Expect crowds and an hour or more waiting. I liked the view over the whole city. 

Enjoy Rio!

3 places in Bali to escape the crowds!

What stroke me the most in Bali were those crowds and lots of tourists. I did like Bali but I’m not a fan of too many people in one place. 😜

Luckilly we managed to find nice spots which were peacefull and quiet. Here they are:

  1. Taman Ayun Temple 

Taman Ayun Temple

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It is a beautiful temple complex in a heart of Mengwi village – it is said to be a village but for me when I drove a Scooter felt like huge city with no traffic lights. 😉 It is situated in a nice garden with ponds. Almost no one there!! I think, counting me and my sister there were in total around 10 people. Admission fee if I remember correctly was around Rp. 3,000-4,000.

Taman Ayun Temple

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We got there after visiting Tanah lot as we wanted to see some quiet place. It took as around 30 minutes on a scooter. There are really nice views on the way. 

The route from Tanah Lot to Taman Ayun Temple.

2. Toya Devasya Hot Spring

After trekking Mount Batur all we needed was a hot bath and our little dream came true – on our way back to Ubud our driver was so kind to take us there (though it wasn’t on our itinerary). 

Gorące źródła #batur #bali

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It was one of the most beautiful places in Bali I’ve seen. The view from the pool was breathtaking! https://instagram.com/p/BL-qLIJhyS1/

The entrance is Rp. 180,000.

3. The Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud

The only people in the museum were me and my sister. 😉 To tell you the truth, I like such crowds 😜 

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At the entrance of Blanco Museum there is a marble sculpture, 15 meters high. 

Inside you can see Blanco’s amazing paintings, collages and illustrated poetry, together with lithographic artworks. At the rooftop nive view at Ubud area and also more sculptures.

Blanco museum

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Blanco museum

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Admission fee is Rp. 50,000.