Thursday, August 18, 2016

CHECKED IN: Hotel Seiler, Rome (Italy)


I have decided to add a new sub-category to Travelling section, called "Checked in". In here, I will be sharing my experiences and places where I have stayed during my travels. I am hoping that this will help you to get some more better insight and review of one of a many places where to stay.

First, I'd like to introduce Hotel Seiler. A two star hotel in Rome is located very near to a main Termini train station (+- 10 min away) and easy to walk around the city center (depending where you are going). First when we were in front of the building, I was very impressed by the big 19th century building, the entrance to the courtyard of a hotel was pretty impressive too. Then soon, I have realized that there are two hotels located in this building.

We came early, before check in time, however they nicely welcomed us and we were allowed to leave our suitcases in the room, meanwhile we went out for a lunch and later come back to check in and take a room. The first feelings was a bit mix, as the reception area and a breakfast place looked very standard, so I said, yes, for 2 stars it's totally fine, even though on pictures the rooms looked great, so I thought that the reception area can look a bit modern as the rooms.
However, when we received the room, which were located in the other side of a reception, we were pretty impressed again by the modern touch of it. It felt different and definitely not like a 2 star hotel. The room itself was small though, however, was enough for us. Nevertheless, we were spending majority of time outside anyway. I felt in love with the simple interior decor of the hall and the room.

Definitely worth the money. The room was clean, staff very helpful and the location was great too. In terms of breakfast, it was pretty standard, not so many choices and same everyday. But was enough for a morning energy to get us on foot to explore the Rome city.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Romania photo diary


Heading further to the East of Europe was definitely a new adventure and a direction I have not been yet. Romania is a certainly great place to discover more. The notable Dracula legend story, Transylvania area and many churches and castles around the country. Whilst in Romania, I had couple days to enjoy the sun and a good company to be with. Apart from exploring Bucharest, we did a short road trip heading to Transfaragasan highway, exploring local towns on the way, heading to Sibiu city, Brasov city and gorgeous castles nearby. The nature, landscape and surrounding was magnificent and soon I have discovered that there is much more to see and do! Click to expand the post to see more of the road trip.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TRAVEL GUIDE: Rome bucket list


Rome is Italy's capital city with a rich history and influence on art, architecture and obviously fashion scene. The heart of Rome consist of Roman Forum and Colosseum which evokes the power of Roman Empire. Rome was great and definitely worth to stay longer to explore more. We flew from London and get into Rome Ciampino airport. I advise you to book in advance online bus tickets to get to central Rome, because the queue was long and impossible to get to the bus, we would have to wait for couple of hours at least. Therefore we took a taxi which drove us to the nearby city train station where we took a train to central station in Rome in 15 minutes.
You may get a Roma city pass for a day or more, which you will have discounts on entrance fees and access to public transport.

Here is a quick list of major tourist attractions not to be missed in Rome, the ultimate bucket list for Rome. Click to read it in full -->

Friday, July 29, 2016

Rome photo diary


It's been not even a week from Rome trip and I already miss the lively evenings and sunshine. Italy is definitely one of the destinations that I am keen on exploring in the fullest and always happy to be coming back. Not only because of the food and coffee, but those cute alleys and unique architecture. We have spent 4 days there only unfortunately, and still it is very little for Rome. In the next following posts, stay tuned for some overview of what to see in Rome. Now, emerge your mind through these photographs:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Backless detailed dress


Arrived back from a short getaway to a sunny Rome and another trip is awaiting next week.
Before leaving to Italy, there were couple days of summer weather in UK. First time spending summer period in UK and haven't been able to fully enjoy what's around. In recent months, many things have a big turnover for me and trying to schedule myself to these changes. These changes has impacted many aspects of myself and my routine. Therefore, big apologies for low updates. However, you can still keep updated with myself through instagram.

These photos were taken before leaving to Italy in Barbican complex. Totally love this area. This vast concrete volumes of brutalist architecture are nicely contrasted by warmly coloured tiled pavng and green areas. Whenever I am passing around this area, I can't stop myself to stare to these buildings. Feeling like there is much more hidden beneath these strong and plain facade.

Photos: Alex Stoica

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