Travel: Rome in a Day

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Ihr plant einen eintägigen Trip nach Rom? Dann seid ihr bei diesem Beitrag an der richtigen Stelle. Ich habe fünf Highlights für euch zusammengefasst, die ihr auf keinen Fall verpassen solltet! Ich war Anfang dieser Woche mit einer Freundin dort (mein drittes Mal schon) und bin nach wie vor fasziniert von dieser Stadt und dem italienischen Zauber, der in der Luft liegt.

Falls ihr ein paar Tage mehr in Rom seid, findet ihr am Ende ein paar extra Plätze, die ihr besuchen solltet. Die ganze Reise ist low budget – meine Freundin Anna und ich waren 3 Tage dort und haben beide unter 100€ ausgegeben (ohne Flug und Hotel). Es wäre sogar noch weniger, wäre ich nicht wieder mal shoppen gewesen haha

Frühstück auf den spanischen Treppen

Es gibt wahrscheinlich keine bessere Art und Weise als den Tag mit einem leckeren Frühstück auf den spanischen Treppen zu starten. Holt euch ein Croissant und einen italienischen Cappuccino und setzt euch oben auf die Stufen. Der Ausblick ist einfach hammer.

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Orangengarten

Von den spanischen Treppen aus könnt ihr die Via del Corso ansteuern, eine lange Einkaufsstraße in Rom. Irgendwann führt euch die Straße am Kapitol vorbei, wo in der Nähe der Orangengarten auf einem kleinen Hügel liegt. Zu Mittag ist es dort durch die vielen Bäume super schattig, also perfekt für eine Spazierpause. Der Ausblick dort ist ebenfalls Wahnsinn, lasst euch überraschen!

Gelato

Holt euch danach zur Belohnung ein Gelato von einem Eisgeschäft. Es ist wahr, was alle sagen: Das Eis schmeckt in Italien so viel besser! Vor einigen Jahren habe ich die Eiscreme bei Blue Ice in einer Seitengasse beim Piazza Navona probiert, super lecker! Auch das Eis beim Pantheon soll gut sein.

Abendessen in Trastevere

Im Viertel Trastevere kann man gut Abendessen und danach auch verschiedene Bars besuchen. Hier sind viele junge Leute zu finden! Die Seitengassen sind auch toll zum Durchspazieren.

Fontana Di Trevi bei Nacht

Mitten in der Nacht, wenn die meisten anderen TouristInnen schlafen, besucht noch den Trevibrunnen und wünscht euch dort etwas, indem ihr eine Münze ins Wasser werft. Spät in der Nacht sind weniger Menschen dort, und der Brunnen wirkt richtig magisch.

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Extra Vorschläge
  • Kapitol mit dem Tempel daneben
  • Piazza Navona
  • Forum Romanum & Collosseum (ermäßigter Eintritt kostet 7,50€)
  • Vatikan (kostenlos, aber lange Schlange wegen Security: am besten ganz früh dort sein und anstellen)

Die Tageskarten für die Ubahn bzw. Busse/Straßenbahnen zahlen sich nicht unbedingt aus, weil man das meiste zu Fuß erreichen ist. Einzelkarten für die Ubahn gibt es bei Automaten (Bargeld ist von Vorteil), und die Karten für den Bus bzw. Tram in Trafiken.

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What makes you feel most alive?

If somebody were to ask you, what it is that makes you feel most alive, the most yourself.. Would you know what to answer?

Us people tend to act like robots. We sleep, eat, go to school or work, eat and sleep again. Sometimes inbetween those things we find time to meet people, even though some of those people don’t make us happy. Like machines we live like that nearly every day.. but hold on, we don’t even live, we simply exist.

We don’t get of our comfort zones and we give in to the routine of daily life. 

And for some of us that is okay, some people love routine, they need structure. However, I also meet so many people who hate this 9-to-5-life, and want to really seize their time while they are alive but simply don’t do it because it is too difficult, too expensive… Simply not easy enough.

But it is easy! People just tend to overthink and make things difficult, they subconsciously seek complications.

In order to show you how simple it can be to feel alive, I asked random people on Tumblr when they felt most alive. Here is what they answered:

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As you can see, it can be so so simple! All of those things can be switched up and incorporated into daily life! Let’s all break our routines and do more of the things that really make us happy!

Also, everyone said so many different things which displays how different all of us are. It is amazing, like the world is a puzzle with all of us people as different puzzle pieces. Nobody is the same and that is so fascinating – so let’s embrace that as well!

Let’s live.

Christine

Sunday Coffee Talk #4 – Soulmates

Don't think about how you are going to meet your soulmate. Live your life. Go for your goals and dreams. Travel. Do what makes YOU happy. Be whole. Feel whole. Be complete by yourself.TrThe concept of soulmates is very popular amongst people. It makes sense: the belief that somebody – the one – is out there, and soon your paths might finally cross and that person will make you realise why it has never worked with anyone else before.

It’s a nice thought, knowing there will be someone who is perfect for you, who shares the same interests. It’s nice, because thinking about love like that gives you a secure feeling. The feeling that everything will be okay in the end no matter what.

Today, I want to discuss the concept of soulmates a little bit more. I’ve recently come upon this video, which made me think about love and soulmates and why do we fall in love with certain people.

What is a soulmate?

The term soulmate has many different definitions.

„someone, usually your romantic or sexual partner, who you have a special relationship with, and who you know and love very much“ – Cambridge Dictionary

„It’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else.“ – Urban Dictionary

There are even some concepts that describe soulmates, like the Japanese tale of the red thread of fate. The legend says that two people who are destined to meet someday are connected by an invisible red thread.

„no matter how far apart they live or how much their life circumstances differ“ – Bright Side

But is that true? Is everyone destined to meet another person at some point in their life?

Do soulmates exist?

What do you think? Do soulmates exist? Is there only one soulmate for each person? Is it a love interest, or a friend?

In my opinion, soulmates do exist. However, I don’t believe that there is only one soulmate for each person. And I certainly don’t believe that a soulmate has to be a love interest or sexual partner.

I think there are quite a few people who you can feel that special connection with. Do you know what I mean? You see them for the first time and you instantly know, yes, this person belongs in my life. Somehow like a special bond even though you might not really know them yet. And when you get to know them, the two of you instantly click.

A person, that always inspires you to be your best self, and you gets you on a deeper level. A person, who you have a special kind of intimacy with. People on your exact same level of energy.

I believe each person who comes into your life is there for a purpose. They either inspire you or teach you a lesson. Sometimes they stick with you for a longer period of time. I think that your soulmate (or your soulmates) will bump into your life, when you will need them the most.

I know that I have found one soulmate in a best friend of mine. Her and I get along so well and know each other inside out, it’s actually crazy. We share the same energy and she inspires me every time I see her. And she did come into my life when she was supposed to, looking back I am 100 percent sure.

Stop looking

Looking for your soulmate has no use, maybe they are not supposed to be in your life yet. It’s comparable with every situation like this: If you go looking for your keys, you will never find them while actively searching for them. Or when you can’t remember a word, but you know that you know it – you will never remember it while actively thinking about it. Only if you are distracted and thinking about a different topic, you will suddenly remember it.

The key to meeting a soulmate is the same as the key to finding love: stop looking for one.

Don’t think about how you are going to meet your soulmate. Live your life. Go for your goals and dreams. Travel. Do what makes YOU happy. Be whole. Feel whole. Be complete by yourself. Trust the Universe that good will happen and that you will attract GOOD into your life. Let everything happen naturally. Let it flow. 

Just be and everything will fall into place. Even if you don’t believe in it yet. Life and the universe always have their ways. And everything will be okay in the end. 

Much love, as always

Christine

 

Sunday Coffee Talk #3 – Bucket List

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For this weeks Coffee Talk I’ve decided to do a bucket list for summer 2018. There are so many things I always plan for the summer, but most times I forget about them. But not this year!! 😉 My lovely friend Anna inspired me to do this with her bucket list.

So… what do I want to do this summer?
  • Watch the stars
  • Do a road trip
  • Go hiking
  • Get a tan
  • Spend time at the sea
  • Go night swimming
  • Have a sleepover
  • Do a game night with friends
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Watch a sunset
  • Have a barbecue

What are your plans this summer?

Love, Chris

Ps: The dress is from Zara

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