There are more than 14 days since I came back to Romania, hoping that everything that is going on is just a bad dream. For all of us who have a full time travelling position or are simply passioned about travel, this is not only a bad timing (as season was about to begin soon), but a time when resilience and hope must carry the communities affected by these horrible times.
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When you want to discover the local culture or how the locals live, work or eat, the first thing that you need to do when you live in a foreign country is to meet the locals, find their stories, see how people act or behave in specific circumstances. What I enjoyed about local culture while living and working in Antalya was the warm respect and heart of the simple people, locals living and working their whole life in the same place.
I will give you some tips about how you can experience the simple life and what you can do when you spend a holiday in Antalya and you don’t want to align yourself with the mass market or simply you don’t want to buy a trip and you want to discover walking, the surroundings.
I thought if I should include this post in a normal article or if I should transform it in a portrait. Well, it’s definitely not a portrait, but a short insight in the life of a traveler, from other perspective. The position itself makes you a storyteller at first sight, but in the same time you are a public speaker at all times, on board and on shore.
I told you in all the Fairytale People interviews stories about traveling as a photographer, as a writer, as a film director, you had in this section the possibility to read about many types of people, and now you will discover a traveler on water at all times, with the sense of a tour guide.
After a week on board of Amadeus STAR, I had the exclusive opportunity to see how is life on board for a Cruise Director, I was trained for the position of Cruise Director and also I had the chance to see what it means every day to travel from one place to the other on board of a ship on the river Danube.
“Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.” (Peter Pan)
It is funny how I thought about Peter Pan when writing this post. Maybe because the things that you never plan, only happen once. This is my first insight about a 7 days experience on board of a river cruise that made me feel quite everything that you can experience on board of a ship . The last 2 weeks of December 2019 brought me not only an experience, but the full sense of the unknown that makes you jump.
There were more than 6 months in Bucharest, Romania, since I wasn’t feeling good with myself anymore. The crowded town, missing my friends, being every day in a rush with everything and living in a town that pushed me to live 24 hours as I was living in a roller-coaster, made myself to take a final decision and make a change.
When I first visited Henley on Thames in England, I didn’t know what I loved the most – its market in the center of the town, the main street with many Georgian frontages covering old buildings or the lovely little pubs located on the shore of the river Thames.
The Clay Castle from the Valley of Fairies – A Big Child story, on the foothills of Fagaras Mountains
If you didn’t believe in stories so far and everyone tried to convince you that dreams do not exist, if you had a dream since you were a kid and you hoped someday it will come true, then I recommend you to still have the power to believe in your dreams. They are possible. People who believed in their dream proved it. They proved it so much, that they did not give up to their dream until they saw it accomplished.
The most important thing when you leave in a holiday together with your family is to find the perfect moments to capture the best landscapes and to enjoy the trip.
It is said that “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
From all the stories received on Fairytale Traveller I want to share with you guys, a place full of quiet and peace of mind. Many thanks for the pictures sent by Mifsud family: Janet and David. They told us also, a few things about this wonderful place.
Their very own name tells a story that you need to know, find it from the locals, or simply discover it yourself on the way, climbing the mountains or discovering their beauty.
I did not plan a trip to Bucegi Mountains, although I wanted to see them for some time. Because such a hike is not planned, it is done.
You can’t say that you really knew Romania, unless you reached at least once to Dobrogea Keys – a land full of wind and sunshine, alike. The destination is suitable for a one day trip. The keys are located on the right slope of the Casimcea Valley, in Constanta County, Romania, at about 45 kilometers north-west of the city of Constanta. How do you get there? The reservation is accessible by DN2A national road on the route: Constanţa – Ovidiu – the national road DN22 in the direction of Cogealac. Targuşor village shelters Gura Dobrogei reservation.
I met Pascal last year in Bucharest, to a photography exhibition. He came to visit Bucharest for his first time.
Modest, real and passioned about people and about everything new around him.
The type of man who sees not only photography in black and white. He has a type of REALISM that transforms any coloured idea that you have about photography in a black and white reality.
“I am looking at Romania now from the leadership point of view. I sell seeds of moving forward, of making the world a better place, this is why I always have hope for Romania. I tell the stories of those people who actually do something. We need to create communities. I want to bring the Scandinavians back to Romania, we want to have them explore the country and enjoy the traditions, to connect people and to create relationships between the Scandinavian countries and Romania.”
Hellen Keller once said that “The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
An exclusive interview with the producer of the documentary “The boy who started the Syrian War”
Abo Bakr Al Haj Ali: “I would love to go out of Syria to do humanitarian filming, because the most important aspect for the world is HUMANITY.”
He is a traveler, a dreamer, he has a personality based on kindness and honesty. His wish for a better world was born in times of blood, crimes, injustice and intolerance, when people around him were dying. He lost his brother, who was killed in the conflict, but he never stopped believing and working for a better world.