6 hidden gems of Romania

 Hi guys! As a proud born and raised  romanian citizen, I decided to talk about a few of the many hidden gems of Romania. In my opinion, Romania is an underrated country. There are so many places to visit here, we have mountains and beaches, we have some great summer festivals… There’s just so much to see around here. So, let’s talk about some of these beautiful places.

  1. Sibiu. Now, I love this city so much. It’s so beautiful, the architecture, the nature around it, it has this really great vibe to it and the people are really nice. The best time to go there though is either autumn because it looks magical with the leaves and in winter because there is this great Christmas fair.

  2. Bucegi Mountains. They are located near Brasov, in the middle of the country. There are multiple ski resorts where you can go in the winter as well as two unusual rock formations known as the Sphinx and Babele. It is a great place for people who love nature and love hiking.

  3. Living fires. The living fires are located in Lopatari, Buzau and are one of the most unusual, mysterious phenomena found in nature. They are right next to a hiking path and easily seen, but a lot of people miss it when they visit Romania.

  4. Merry Cemetery. This one might seem a little dark, but it’s actually quite a happy place where all of the tombstones are brightly coloured because the people there believe in the immortality of the soul and they decide to celebrate since they believe that death is a moment filled with joy and anticipation of a better life. It is located in the village of Sapanta, in Maramures county.

  5. Hunedoara castle. This castle was built in 1446, one of the biggest castles in Europe and figures in the lists of the Seven Wonders of Romania. It is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara (as the name suggests ahaha). It’s also known for their torture room, which is pretty scary if you ask me. 

  6. Curtea de Arges Monastery. In Romania we do a field trip here in the second grade and we are told this kind of a weird story. The story is about Mesterul Manole, hired by the prince to work on the most beautiful in the country. But the building kept crumbling, so the prince threatened him and the other workers that he will kill them if they can’t finish it. One night Manole dreamt that he had to incorporate into the walls of the monastery someone who was very loved by him or the other workers. So they made a deal that the first wife to come with their lunch will have to be sacrificed. Unfortunately Ana, Manole’s wife, who was also pregnant, showed up first. They told her that they will be playing a game building walls around her, but she soon found out it wasn’t a game. She begged to be let out but they couldn’t let her out. To this day there is a red sign on the monastery that marks the spot where she was built in. The builders and Manole were congratulated on their work and asked if they could build another one. When they said they could build a bigger one, the Prince got mad thinking they would go and build something greater for someone else so he put them all on the roof of the monastery. The workers tried to fly off the roof with pieces of wood as wings and just like that they died one by one. There is a well named after Manole that is supposedly marking the spot where he died. I know this is a dark and weird story, but I think it’s important and also kind of interesting.

     Hope you enjoyed it and maybe when you want to visit Romania this will be useful to you. I have a few more posts like this in the making for you guys, so let me know what other countries you want me to talk about. Have a great day,

                                                                                         XOXO,Delayla

7 hidden gems of Portugal

 Hidden gems are one of the best parts of traveling. When you go to a different country, most people just go to the most popular locations. I am not saying not to go to these, but you should definitely check out all of these awesome ‘hidden places’. Since I lived there for 3 years, I am going to talk about some of Portugal’s must see hidden gems.

  1. First we have Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon. This is a stunning bookshop, founded in 1732 in Lisbon that entered the Guinness Book of World records as the oldest functioning bookstore in the world in 2011.  

  2. Next, let’s talk about a city. Coimbra used to be the capital of Portugal in the Middle Ages and has the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world, The University of Coimbra, founded in 1290 which is still an operative university and where you can go and visit. Considering it’s so old, the city is full of beautiful old architecture. It’s definitely a must-see.

   3. Costa Nova do Prado is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It’s located near Porto and it’s pretty much a beach but with some beautiful houses around and honestly, I’m just gonna let the picture speak for itself…

   4. Praia de Benagil is a beautiful and unique beach in Lagos, Algarve. It is well known for the stunning cave with a hole on top that is now called – ‘The eye’. It’s so special and a perfect place for taking pictures. It looks like something from a movie.

  5. Another beautiful bookshop is Livraria Lello. This is the bookshop where J. K. Rowling got the inspiration for her Harry Potter books. It’s a magical place and even though it’s a pretty small shop, there are always lots of tourists visiting it. I guess you could say it’s not really a hidden gem, but I think it should be talked about more.

  6. Leiria is a very small city where I lived. It’s not very popular, but I have to say it’s just so nice and all the people are so friendly. There is this really beautiful castle in the middle of the city and the center has all of these really unique buildings. And considering it’s so small, you can walk all around the city. It’s just a really great place to  visit and it’s also right between Lisbon and Porto, so you can just stop there.

  7. Aveiro is another city in Portugal, but it looks exactly like Portugal’s very own Venice. There is this river with tons of interesting and beautiful boats you can ride around the city. Also, just as all the other cities I talked about, the architecture is so unique and cool, you definitely have to visit it. 

 Hope these help you out on your next trip to Portugal and I will try and make this a series so that you can find different, hidden places all around the globe. Have a great day,

                                                                                                        XOXO,Delayla

Places you need to visit at least once in your life

  I consider myself a pretty well traveled person, so I am going to tell you and encourage you to visit these places. I did not visit them all, there are still some that are on my bucket list and I am hoping to cut some off after this whole COVID-19 thing is over. Let’s start:

    1. Portugal. Since I lived there for a while, I can tell you it’s a beautiful place to visit and even live full-time. The people are so nice and there are some absolutely stunning cities and views. They even have their very own Venice called Aveiro. It’s just a beautiful country and there are so many beaches you can go to, not only Algarve.

Aveiro in Portugal: Sehenswürdigkeiten & Highlights ⋆ Child & Compass
Aveiro
Praia de Dona Ana, Algarve Coast, Portugal (by Rottabe).
Algarve

    2.  Paris. This is an obvious one, but I had to include it. There are beautiful places to visit, but just the city itself is just stunning. I visited it a few times, but I never really had the time to visit everything, so I am hoping to go again so I can just visit everything. It’s definitely worth going.

Tour Eiffel
Place Dauphine
Place de Dauphine

    3. Italy. Again, a pretty obvious, but necessary one. I haven’t been there, but I most definitely want to go. There are tons of places to visit in Italy, historical, artsy or pretty views, you can find them all. I would suggest searching for hidden beauties in Italy, or just any of the countries and cities that I am gonna talk about. I could do a post about them if you would be interested. 

Milan
Naples Italy #city #cities #buildings #photography
Naples

   4. Thasos. This is a beautiful island in Greece. I went there on multiple occasions and it’s such a relaxing environment with tons of different types of beaches. There is this beach called Marble Beach, where there is almost no sand but mostly marble rocks. I recommend it 100%. 

Marble beach
Our trip to Thassos, Greece. – Sophie's Thoughts
City

  5. London. I couldn’t leave this one out, just because it’s my dream city and I think it’s so freaking pretty. You NEED to visit it, it’s a beautiful city with so much history and so many pretty places. I can’t stress enough how awesome London is.

Streets of London
The Big Ben

  6. Romania. Not a lot of people know about all the beauties you can find here. This is where I live and I did see a bunch of cool places, but not even half of everything that Romania offers. There’s beaches and mountains, there are tons of different castles, including Dracula’s castle. One of my favorite cities is Sibiu, I just think it’s stunning. Romania is one of the hidden gems of Europe and in my opinion everyone should visit it.

Peles Castle
Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu

 7. Disneyland. Whether it’s the one from Orlando or the one from Paris, it’s an experience that you cannot miss. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it. It’s such a pretty place and it emanates happiness. I rest my case.

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Orlando
Paris

  Hope this helped, I am planning on doing a sequel because there are so many other places to visit,that I couldn’t fit in just one post. Have a great day,

                                                                                  XOXO,Delayla

Places to visit while in Bucharest

Hi guys, since I haven’t posted any traveling posts in a while, I figured why not do one about my city. So here are some really interesting places to visit in Bucharest:

  • Carturesti carusel. This is one of the most impressive bookshops in Europe. It’s located in the Old City and the architecture of the whole building is stunning.
Cărtureşti Carusel, Bucharest, Romania. - European and International  Booksellers Federation | Facebook
Carturesti Carusel
  • The Old City. This is a stunning place to just stroll around and stop to eat or at a bar. It is one of my favorit places.
Bucuresti – o zi prin centrul istoric - Blogul Travelminit.ro
Obiective turistice din Centrul Istoric București care pot fi vzitate la pas
  • Gismigiu Gardens. This is one of the oldest parks in Bucharest and it’s stunning. You can go on the lake with a bout or just walk around.
Ce vrea sa faca Firea in Cismigiu: O ''autostrada de pietris'' ar putea  spinteca cel mai vechi parc din Bucuresti | Mobile
555! Grădina Cişmigiu, istoria NEŞTIUTĂ a celui mai VECHI PARC din BUCUREŞTI !
  • University square. This is a place a lot of people just like to come and socialize. It as some really cool statues.
Bucureşti- subiectiv prin obiectiv: Piaţa Universităţii, văzută de... | B365
Piata Universitatii - SOS Bucharest | Bucharest, Tourist, City guide
  • Arcul de Triunf. The Triumph Arch was built after Romania gained it’s independence so that the troops can march under it when they came home from war.
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Arcul de Triumf din București, România
  • The Palace of the Parliament. This is one of the biggest buildings in Europe. It has over 2000 rooms and you can visit some parts of the building.
Detalii nestiute despre Casa Poporului, cea mai scumpa cladire  administrativa din lume - Stirileprotv.ro
Casa Poporului | Sightseeing | Bucharest

Hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you want to see next. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

Some Great Fashion Vloggers

Since quarantine started, I have been watching a lot of YouTube. Fashion Vloggers to be more specific. There are a lot of great fashion vloggers, but I am only going to show you my favourites:

  • Tamara Kalinik

https://www.youtube.com/user/GlamAndGlitter4ever

https://www.instagram.com/tamara/

  • Sophie Shohet

https://www.youtube.com/user/Sophie5271

https://www.instagram.com/sophieshohet/

  • Shea Whitney

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0k21RR-k7Zxil6KMs5nsw

https://www.instagram.com/shea.whitney/

  • Mel in Melbourne

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JAYs887GcRROe_z9Kj2sQ

https://www.instagram.com/mel_inmelbourne/

  • Lydia Millen

https://www.youtube.com/user/lydiamillen

https://www.instagram.com/lydiamillen/

They are all awesome and have really great content. Hope you have a great day and let me know if you liked their channels and if you want more posts like this.

XOXO,Delayla

Fashion week outfits

I’ve been scrolling on Pinterest for some outfit ideas when I stumbled apon some fashion week outfits, so I thought that I could write a blog post about it. So I searched for more fashion week outfits and I chose the ones I liked most and the ones that I would like to try.

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I really liked the casualness of this outfit and how it still looks more or less sophisticated.

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The colours here are just so pretty and i think the contrast with the yellow looks really good. The only thing I don’t really like are the shoes. I don’t know why, they’re just not my style, I guess.

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I LOVE the dress/skirt she is using. The combination of textures looks great and I am in love with her bag. The Dior saddle bag is one of my favorite bags ever.

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I absolutley adore the boots and the coat she is using. I can’t really tell what she is wearing under the coat, but from what I can see it looks really good.

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The mint green is so lovely, I love the berret on her head and the pants are pretty.

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This type of pants is really growing on me. They just look really good with T-shirts and boots or with a lace top and heels. They’re very versatile and can be worn for any ocassion.

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I love everything with a belt on the waist, and this outfit is so well accesoriced.

Hope you enjoyed my post. If you did leave a like and consider following for more fashion content. If you have any sugestions for more posts, leave a comment.

XOXO, Delayla

My favorite backpacks

I’ve had an passion for bags and shoes for almost 4 years. And I’ve started collecting them 3 years ago. Today I am going to show you and review my two absolute favorite backpacks.

Chanel Graffiti backpack

I got this backpack from my aunt as a gift, I think 4 years ago. I’ve been using it a LOT since I got it. I absolutely love it. It fits a ton of stuff and it’s a great travel bag. You can also wear it with so many things. I would 100% recommend it.

I am not sure how much it costs, also because it’s pretty old.

Longchamp le pliage nylon backpack

I got this backpack in an airport in Munchen. I always wanted a Longhamp bag, but then i decided I would get more use out of the backpack. I believe this is the new collection. I don’t have it for a long time, I have it since December 2019. But I have used it literally everyday since. It looks kinda small, but it actually fits a ton of stuff. Also the material is really resistant to rain and dirt.

I paid around 85 euros for it. It’s worth every penny.

Let me know what your favorite bag is in the comment section. Have a great day!

XOXO, Delayla

Travel essentials

Since I do travel a lot, I thought I could give you some tips and tricks for a more comfortable experience/travel. You might already know some of these, but maybe some might actually help you.

  1. The first thing that I find is one of the most important, is having your phone fully charged AND having an external battery.
  2. Next, of course you need your passport, plane ticket and other documents you might need to leave the county.
  3. You should always have something warm, like a warm jacket or a blanket, because normally it is pretty cold inside the plane.
  4. Ways have snaks with you. The food in airports and airplanes is very expensive.
  5. Have a little pouch where you put your passport and documents so that you can carry it in your bag. It’s very helpful because you don’t have to spend 1,000 years looking for your passport or plane ticket.
  6. Also always have a book or notebook so that you can kill some time.
  7. If you are travelling with a friend or family, bring some cards so that you can play together.
  8. I almost forgot, ALWAYS have ear buds or headphones with you. I wouldn’t have survived any of my flights without my trust worthy headphones.

Hope these help, of they did, leave a like. Do you have any other tips?