San Juan – Puerto Rico review

[english version below pictures]

Bienvenidos a San Juan , orasul capitala cel mai mare de pe insula Puerto Rico. Intemeiat de spanioli in secolul 16 orasul si-a pastrat foarte bine centrul istoric , impreuna cu zidurile si forturile de protectie aferente , fiind un magnet pentru turisti , in special pentru stapanii insulei SUA. Desi este oarecum o natie independenta , modul de viata american este vizibil pe insula , autostrazi cu multe benzi , hoteluri turn in partea noua a orasului , multe malluri , multe masini SUV mari care stau blocate in trafic pe Continue reading “San Juan – Puerto Rico review”

Trecand prin Bosfor / Passing trough the bosphorus

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entering the strait

aproaching first bridge

luxury villas on the bosphorus

old walls of Constantinopole

old and new Istanbul

second suspention bridge

Istanbul modern skyscrapers

Mayden tower

Hagya Sophya and Blue Mosque

Daca ti-a placut articolul , iti recomand si unul din celalte articole despre calatorii din lista de mai jos si Vezi de asemenea si pagina de Fb GarciaCalavera.ro  , care daca va place ii puteti da un like.

Vezi si alte calatorii / Check out other trips: Circuit Romania – 7 zile cu masina, Budapesta cu masinaPraga – vacanta de visExcursie Dobrogea: Enisala, Ibida, HistriaVacanta MadridDoua zile in Jacksonville USAParalia – Grecia cu masinaBrasov 12.2014Buzau quick stopLepsa & Vrancea countyChisinauNesebarBucharest weekends 2014 , Busan40 de zile in Cluj NapocaHunedoara CastleSingapore 2013Brasov 02.2014 , Istanbul 01.2014 , Cluj Napoca 08.2013 , Sibiu 07.2013San Pedro-Africa , Bucharest 2013 , Varna 2012 , Los Angeles 2012 , Budapest & Viena , Salerno , Cluj Napoca 2012 , Florenta , Brasov 02.2012 , Amsterdam , Antofagasta-Chile, Valencia , Lima-Peru , Bremen , Istanbul 2009 , Valletta , San Juan-Puerto Rico , Barcelona , Singapore 2010 , Los Angeles 2010 , Transilvania road trip , La Spezia , Bosphor by ship , Sydney , Melbourne , AucklandSan FranciscoTauranga

Alternative tourism: Detroit , Georgia , Burning gate of Turkmenistan , North Korea , Pripyat & the alienation zone   , Nouadhibou graveyard

Cum traieste cealalta jumatate / How the other half lives :  KarachiGuayaquil  , Lagos

 

Auckland New Zeeland review

Auckland Noua Zeelanda, desi nu este orasul capitala tarii , este cel mai important si de asemenea cel mai mare port al acesteia. Dupa cum ati putut vedea in pozele din postul anterior orasul este foarte curat si da impresia ca totul este nou , totul pare ca luceste, probabil si datorita faptului ca majoritatea cladirilor au fost construite sau renovate in ultimii 20 de ani. Tara este o fosta colonie britanica ,deci limba oficiala este engleza , o engleza cu un dialect chiar foarte placut si inteligibil , deci un mare plus pentru oras. Lumea este foarte de treaba si intotdeauna are timp sa-ti raspunda intrebarilor  ; populatia este compusa din britanici , nativi si un procent bun de imigranti asiatici .

Cel mai proeminent reper al orasului este turnul Skytower , cel mai inalt turn din emisfera sudica a Pamantului ; turnul se inalta 328 de metri si are in varf pe langa numeroasele instalatii de comunicatie o platforma de observatie ce ofera o vedere de 360 de grade si o podea de sticla , un restaurant si o platforma speciala de bungee jumping pentru doritorii de senzatii tari. Pretul ca sa urci in turn este de 20 de dolari neo-zeelandezi (cam 17 USD) si ca sa sari la bungee jumping inca vreo 50.

Orasul este destul de scump , preturile amintind de vestul Europei , o bere la bar costa intre 7 si 10 dolari , un pachet de tigari 8-9,  si cam tot atata pentru un suvenir mic (magnet de frigider).

Dar in concluzie orasul este printre cele mai frumoase si civilizate locuri din lume ,cel putin din cate am vazut pana acum , un loc ce nu trebuie ratat daca vi se ofera ocazia vreodata. Am mai pus si cateva poze cu turnul si vederea de sus , plus targul de duminica dimineata din Auckland , enjoy! PS: nava cu containere care se vede in una din poze este nava pe care am fost 🙂

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Check out other trips: First 48 days in Marseille FranceRomania road trip across the country in 7 days , Budapest Hungary road tripPrague – dream vacationExcursion Dobrogea: Enisala, Ibida, HistriaVacation Madrid SpainTwo days in Jacksonville USAParalia – Greece road tripBrasov 12.2014Buzau quick stopLepsa & Vrancea countyChisinau city breakNessebar BulgariaBucharest weekends 2014 , Busan Korea40 days in Cluj NapocaHunedoara CastleSingapore 2013Brasov 02.2014 , Istanbul 01.2014 , Cluj Napoca 08.2013 , Sibiu 07.2013San Pedro-Ivory Coast , Bucharest 2013 , Varna 2012 , Los Angeles 2012 , Budapest & Viena trip , Salerno Italy , Cluj Napoca 2012 , Florence Italy , Brasov 02.2012 , Amsterdam , Antofagasta-Chile, Valencia Spain , Lima-Peru , Bremen Germany , Istanbul 2009 , Valletta Malta , San Juan-Puerto Rico , Barcelona Spain , Singapore 2010 , Los Angeles 2010 , Transilvania road trip , La Spezia , Bosphorus by ship , Sydney , Melbourne Australia , Auckland New ZealandSan Francisco USATauranga NZ

Alternative tourism: Detroit , Georgia , Burning gate of Turkmenistan , North Korea , Pripyat & the alienation zone   , Nouadhibou graveyard

How the other half lives :  KarachiGuayaquil  , Lagos

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Auckland – New Zealand quick stop

Hello everybody , this is my first post : first stop Auckland – New Zealand.  I just got back home after 6 months on the sea spent on a container ship as part of the crew and I want to share some pictures of all the great places I saw during my voyage.

I joined my ship in L.A. California , you can see a few  pics taken when landing on LAX airport after a very very long 18 hours flight from Bucharest. 18 days later after crossing the Pacific Ocean we arrive in New Zealand, straight in to downtown Auckland.

The city is quite nice , the downtown core is home to numerous high rises and also home to the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere : Sky Tower , which I can say I had the pleasure of visiting , the view from the top is simply amazing.

This former British colony is truly one of the most civilized places I have ever visited around the world , is clean , safe , people are friendly , the only downside is the limited economic possibilities and the distance from any other country. I Hope you Enjoy my gallery below.

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Check out other trips: The London Week ,  Saint Tropez France road tripFirst 48 days in Marseille FranceRomania road trip across the country in 7 days , Budapest Hungary road tripPrague – dream vacationExcursion Dobrogea: Enisala, Ibida, HistriaVacation Madrid SpainTwo days in Jacksonville USAParalia – Greece road tripBrasov 12.2014Buzau quick stopLepsa & Vrancea countyChisinau city breakNessebar BulgariaBucharest weekends 2014 , Busan Korea40 days in Cluj NapocaHunedoara CastleSingapore 2013Brasov 02.2014 , Istanbul 01.2014 , Cluj Napoca 08.2013 , Sibiu 07.2013San Pedro-Ivory Coast , Bucharest 2013 , Varna 2012 , Los Angeles 2012 , Budapest & Viena trip , Salerno Italy , Cluj Napoca 2012 , Florence Italy , Brasov 02.2012 , Amsterdam , Antofagasta-Chile, Valencia Spain , Lima-Peru , Bremen Germany , Istanbul 2009 , Valletta Malta , San Juan-Puerto Rico , Barcelona Spain , Singapore 2010 , Los Angeles 2010 , Transilvania road trip , La Spezia , Bosphorus by ship , Sydney , Melbourne Australia , Auckland New ZealandSan Francisco USATauranga NZ

Alternative tourism: Detroit , Georgia , Burning gate of Turkmenistan , North Korea , Pripyat & the alienation zone   , Nouadhibou graveyard

How the other half lives :  KarachiGuayaquil  , Lagos

 

this is it for now , hope you enjoy