lunes, 31 de octubre de 2016

Instamonth: October


Una de mis fotos preferidas en Sarajevo / One of my favourite pictures from Sarajevo 




Calles de Belgrado / Belgrade streets 

Todavia sigo enamorada de este lugar: el Parque Nacional Plitvice / I'm still in love with Plitvice Lakes National Park 


La semana pasada pude ir a la charla de mi astróloga preferida: Mia Astral / Last week I went to a conference of my favourite astrologist Mia Astral

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miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

Decoration: My Home Office Space



Today I want to share with you something a little bit different, I was working for some time ago in creating a very nice and comfortable home office space and I finally managed to organize it! Lately, I have been working a lot more from home, because of my job but also because of the blog so I think it's very important to have a nice and organized place where you can enjoy your working hours.
So, let's start first with the desk. This desk was a gift from my parents and I love it! It's big and it has a lot of space to store all my stuff so it's very easy for me to keep everything organized. Plus I think it's very elegant and it's gives me a sense of warmth.




Then, on top of the desk I put the beautiful latern I bought in Mostar to add some color and also because it's nice to have some light while you're working or studying.



In addition, I put this cool motivation quote to keep my thoughts positive and also I added some stones because I think they are beautiful but they also help with your energy.





On the other side, I keep some post-it because they are quite uselful and you never know when you're going to need them and last but not the least I keep all my notebooks and my agenda to write down all the important stuff.





Of course, this is also the place where I use my laptop all the time. I hope you liked my little home office space. I think I will be adding some other things in the future but I hope this post gave you some decoration ideas. ;) 


lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

Sandals Wishlist

La primavera ya llegó a Buenos Aires y no puedo esperar para que lleguen los días más cálidos así empiezo a usar mis sandalias de nuevo!! Me encanta usar sandalias bajas porque me parece que son el tipo de zapato perfecto para el clima cálido ya que te permiten estar fresca y cómoda durante el día sin perder el estilo ni la elegancia. Además, son perfectas para combinar en cualquier look, no importa si estás usando shorts, jeans o polleras, las sandalias siempre van a quedar impecables!
Así que para este post, les preparé una pequeña wishlist con sandalias para la Primavera Verano de la tienda online Dafiti. La verdad que nunca compré en esta tienda antes pero encontré que tienen muy buenos precios y muchísimas cosas lindas para comprar! Espero que les guste esta wishlist! 

Spring is already here in Buenos Aires and I can't wait for warmer days to start wearing sandals again! I love wearing flat sandals because I feel like they are the perfect kind of shoe for the warm weather. They allow you to be fresh and comfortable throughout the day without loosing your style and elegance. Plus, they are perfect to style with any outfit, no matter if you are wearing shorts, jeans or skirts, sandals will always look great!
So for this post, I prepared a little Sandals Wishlist for Spring Summer season from the online store Dafiti. I have never bought anything on this store but I found out they have very good prices and many lovely things to buy! Hope you like this wishlist!

Anca & Co 

Berna 

Anca & Co 

Anca & Co 

Anca & Co 

 Berna
Miss Rock 

Pink

Todas las fotos fueron extraídas del sitio web de Dafiti 

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

Travel Tips: How to become a Frequent Flyer



I have been thinking about doing this post for a couple of days now because it was a topic completely unknown for me and I know that It can be confusing at the beginning: I'm talking about frequent flyer programs.
I used to think frequent flyer programs were only available for people with a lot of money who travel a lot but this idea wasn't true. Everybody can enroll into a frequent flyer program because they are completely free and you don't need to travel a lot to take advantage of these programs. Most of the frequent flyer programs keep your miles valid for a reasonable period of time, like 3 years, and whenever you fly the due date of your miles gets extended for another 3 more years. So that gives you a fair amount of time if you, for example, travel once a year for your holidays you can easily add miles to your program until you have enough to exchange them for an air ticket.




But let's go back to the basic: how to choose the frequent flyer program that it's better for you. In order to make a good decision you need to have a little bit of knowledge about the air companies alliances because when you enroll into the frequent flyer program from one specific airline you can add miles with the flights from that company and all the other ones that are part of that alliance. Also when you exchange your mails you can choose to fly with any of the airlines in that alliance.
Basically there are 3 main alliances between the different air companies worldwide and those are:

- One Worldwhich includes the following airlines, Airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, SriLankan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines.

- Star Alliance: which includes, Adria, Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, Ethiopian, Eva Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, ShenZhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss, TAP Portugal, Thai, Turkish Airlines and United.

- SkyTeam: which includes, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMéxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air.

The trick is to find the airline in which you probably will be flying more and enroll into their program. Also it's important to take into account which one offers you more ways to add miles to your program without even flying. For example, many airlines have partnered with different credit cards so you can look for a credit card product that allows you to add miles with every purchase you make. That's a great way to add miles when you don't fly that much and that's what I have been doing because, in my case, I normally fly once or twice a year.
In addition, most frequent flyer programs have a lot of different partners like stores, hotels, car rentals and travel insurance companies that also allow you to add extra miles when you purchase one of their services.
Last but not the least my best tip for you would be to enroll in one program for each alliance so that no matter where you have to travel to and in which company you can always add miles ;)

Hope you find this post useful!  





miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2016

20 hours in Istanbul


Llegamos a la última parada de mi viaje!! Después de 25 días recorriendo los Balcanes, tuve que tomarme el vuelo de regreso desde Zagreb hasta Estambul. Como mi vuelo era por Turkish Airlines tenía que hacer una parada en esa ciudad antes de volver a Buenos Aires. De este modo, pude pasar 20 horas en esta bella ciudad. Llegué a Estambul cerca de la 1 del mediodía pero como había mucha gente en el aeropuerto de Ataturk ese día me tomo bastante tiempo hacer el control de migraciones. Alrededor de las 4 de la tarde pude llegar al hotel que la aerolínea paga a aquellos pasajeros con escalas de más de 9 horas y menos de 24.
Mucha gente duda al momento de sacar un pasaje con Turkish Airlines debido a las largas escalas en Estambul pero la aerolínea siempre ofrece un city tour o el alojamiento en un hotel para las escalas nocturnas. El proceso para obtener este beneficio es muy simple, lo único que hay que hacer es acercarse al Hotel Desk, presentar la tarjeta de embarque para el vuelo siguiente y eso es todo! Ellos se encargan del transporte hasta el hotel asignado y además te van a buscar a la mañana siguiente para llevarte de vuelta al aeropuerto. El servicio es excelente!
El hotel en el que me quedé estaba ubicado un poco lejos del centro de la ciudad, por lo que tuve que tomarme un taxi para poder llegar hasta la plaza Sultanahmet, punto de partida del city tour que había contratado.
Hice el tour por la ciudad con el Big Bus, debido a que ya lo había utilizado cuando estuve en Paris, basicamente es un bus turístico que te lleva por los principales puntos de la ciudad y te permite bajar y subir todas las veces que quieras. El pase es válido por 24 horas. Lamentablemente, no pude bajarme en ninguna de las paradas porque tomé el último recorrido de ese día pero, de todas formas, me parece una buena forma de recorrer bastante la ciudad en un período de tiempo tan corto.
Una vez que terminé el recorrido, estaba en la plaza Sultanahmet de nuevo. Ahi aproveché para sacar algunas fotos de Aya Sofía y la Mezquita Azul que son absolutamente impresionantes y luego busqué algún lugar para probar el té turco. Como me encanta tomar té, probar el té turco era uno de mis must durante mi visita a Estambul. Tomé el té turco con Baklava que es un típico postre turco muy rico pero un poco demasiado dulce para mi gusto.
Lo último que hice durante mi visita a Estambul fue cenar en un restaurante muy lindo cerca de la plaza, no me quise alejar mucho de esta zona ya que tenía un poco de miedo de perderme, pero por suerte encontré este lugar que era muy lindo! El personal del restaurante hablaba español y fueron muy amables y atentos. Me pedí un plato de quesos típicos turcos que estaba increíble y después la gente del restaurante fueron muy amables de llamar un taxi para que me llevara de vuelta al hotel.
Si bien no pude hacer mucho en Estambul, esas 20 horas me alcanzaron para ver un poco de esta increíble ciudad, probar un poco de té y de los típicos dulces turcos, además de experimentar la amabilidad de la gente! Espero que les guste este diario!

This is the last stop of my summer trip! After 25 days travelling around the Balkans, I had to take my flight from Zagreb to Istanbul. I was flying with Turkish Airlines so I had to make a stop there before heading back to Buenos Aires. Therefore, I was able to spend 20 hours in this lovely city. I arrived in Istanbul at 1pm but Ataturk airport was really crowded that day so it took me a lot to do the passport control. At almost 4pm I arrived to the hotel that the airline pays for stopovers longer than 9 hours but they have to be less than 24. 
Many people doubt when booking a flight with Turkish Airlines because of the stopover in Istanbul but they always offer either a tour around the city or the hotel stay if your stop is at night. The process to get this benefit is very simple you just need to go to the Hotel Desk and present the boarding pass for the next flight and that's it! They will provide transportation to your hotel and they also pick up the next morning! The service is excellent!
The hotel I was staying in was a little far away from Instanbul city center so I had to take a taxi to get to Sultanahmet Square because this was the departure place for the city I had booked. 
I did the city tour with Big Bus, because I had already tried this type of tour while I was in Paris, basically they take you to all the main places in the city and you can hop on and off in all the stops you want. The ticket is valid for all that day. I wasn't able to hop off in any of the stops because I took the last tour of that day. But it was a good way to see a lot of the city in such a short amount of time.
Once I finished the tour I was in Sultanahmet Square again, I tooked a few pictures of Aya Sophia and the Blue Mosque, which are completely stunning! And after that I looked for a place to drink some typical turkish tea. I love drinking tea so this was a must for my visit in Istanbul.  I had turkish tea with Baklava, which is a typical turkish dessert. Very delicious but a little bit to sweet for my taste.
The last thing I did in Istanbul was to have dinner in a very nice restaurant near the square, I didn't walk away that much from it because I was a bit afraid of getting lost, but this place was so lovely! The people from this restaurant spoke spanish and they were very warm and friendly. I ate some typical turkish chesse plate, which was amazing! And they were really kind to call me a taxi to get back to my hotel. 
So, I wasn't able to do that much stuff in Istanbul but those 20 hours were enough for me to take a look at this incredible city, enjoy the taste of the turkish tea and their sweets and also to experience the kindness of the people! Hope you like this photodiary!




















El hotel en el que me quedé / The hotel I stayed in.




Arriba del puente del Bósforo / Up in the Bosphorus Bridge 





















Té turco y Baklava / Turkish tea and Baklava 





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