definitely some of the most marvelous moments of my life..
We came to Elba after eight years, when we first visited the island.
Meanwhile, during the time between our trips to Elba, we’ve visited quite a few places inclueding some islands such as Šolta (Croacia) and Malta. Even though we’ve seen a lot, Elba amazed us and we found it really fascinating.
The experience of rediscovering all the places we’ve visited 8 years ago was fantastic. There were a few sea spots which we loved before and found them great this time either, such as ‘Best Beach’ and the black sand beach, which’s name I still can not remember, but yes, it was literally BLACK! According to the topic of beaches, my absolute favorite was the seaside in Chiesi. Such a beautiful area with a few gelateria’s and with the unbelievably aquamarine color of water, warm stones to lie on and relax while sunbathing. Outstanding, what’s more to say. There are also some view terraces, where you can see wonderful landscapes, beautiful mountains, gorgeous sea, deep green forests and stunning red, yellow and purple stones.
Not only was it a sentimental journey, but also a giant blast of visiting such a paradise. This time we’ve spent our vacation on the west side of the island and as it turned out it was even more beautiful than the one we’d already known.
Elba, by local people is called ‘L’Isola dei Colori’ and I can’t disagree, it’s like a drop of rainbow situated on the globe. Plum and lavender colred stones, blue: from deep dark blue to very light turquise tone of sea water, green trees and mint seledine stone which is a fundament of a few mountains, yellow, what to say, sand: from white through yellow and ohra to this previously mentioned black, then orange, red and even pink, colors of all the gorgeous flowers, for instance my favorite bouganvilla and oleander.
All in one word – the actual island of color.
Right before the vacay season, I went to the Polish seaside. With my family, we stayed in Jastrzębia Góra in a beautiful guest house. It was some kind of a luxary and elegant place, but in the same time it was really warm and very home-like People working there were so kind and so caring that I wanted to shout it out loud and recommend this place to all the travellers from around the world!
The house is called Villa Victor and it’s pretty gorgeuos. Every day, as we wrere there, my grandma, my mom and I, had this amazing routine, which was pretty much like this:
We woke up around 8 o’clock, oh okay, maybe I did get up like half an hour earlier, then, when we were all ready and dressed up, we went to the restaurant downstairs to enjoy the breakfast in this stunning room with a very beautiful sea view. Also there was a very pretty tarace, but as it was this time of the year, it was a bit chilly in the morning, mostly because of the sea breeze.
Then, we would go for a few hour long walk through the beach. That’s the thing which is pretty amazing in Poland, that the beaches are so wide, so beautifully sandy and that they are so long you can walk and walk for hours and there are still many kilometers of the wonderful seaside to walk forward.
Our trip was such a great experience which let all the stress we absorbed during the school/work year go away and when we came back we were all relaxed and full of the interior calmness.
Malta, a mediterranean Island and a country itself. Culture seems to be a mix of Italian, Arabic and British influence. My first culture shock was the language. The Maltese can speak Maltese, Italian and English. While talking to each other they usually use all three dialects and they create a cocktail language. Malta is really exotic. Not like a village in tropical forest, exotic by the different, specific way, but still. Visiting this country is an amazing expirience. Totally unforgettable. My morning routine during the trip was one of the best things in my life. My mom and I woke up about 8 o’clock. We got ready in an hour. Next move was a walk to the beach. Although, beach was propably so much different from the one you imagine. It was a rocky beach. Huge stones, with which the island is made of, forming a surface, which was a great place to delight in the sea and apriciate the Sun. After that, we normally went to the nearby cafe bar “Bocci Klabb” where there was also a Bocci Game Club (as the name of the place says). Then, the Baker’s, local pastry store, Donut Factory for a little sweetness in the morning, Green Grocer’s and finally our apartment. There, all family had a relish of tasting local pastries, and fruit. While eating brunch, we were deciding what to do later, if we want to go sunbathing and swimming, have a walk and get some natural and delicious ice cream or to enjoy the day by doing other summer activities. In the evening, several times we went to the city (we lived in a small village). The city of Mdina, the previous capital or the current one – La Valletta. During our vacation we have visited some stunning places, like Mediterranean Aquarium, Dolphin Park, where I have literally been swimming with the dolphins (such an amazing expirience), some beauty spots with beautiful sea views, caves, which we crossed by boat, gorgeus cliffs and more. I absolutely loved our maltese travel, all the places we’ve seen and all the landscapes we’ve crossed. Malta has just stolen a tiny piece of my heart.
Rugen, a very little german island surrounded by the Baltic sea. The island is so natural, so pretty and it has had a fascinating historical impact. During middleages lot’s of cities were built there, so it is really amazing to see that old architecture treasure. Also the island is full of beauty spots as long beaches, cliffs, turquise blue sea, hiking paths and even more nature goods. Perfect lace to get some rest, relax, spend a few days on sightseeing and enjoying the nature.
Croatia, Šolta Island July 2013 and August 2014
Croatia.. the absolute paradise on Earth. Sea, sun, beautiful flowers and suculents everywhere. My family and I lived in an apartment with a small, but still pretty tarese with such a stunning view. Every single morning, after waking up, I’ve been spending long hours on drinking my morning cup of tea, aromatic coffee or fresh orange juice and enjoying the sea views with romantic music playing in the backgroung, which has just accentuated calmness and beauty of the island and of the moment.
All of us have been amused by swimming in the sea sessios, ice-cream-walks, photography trips, watching sunsets (once we’ve even went to see a sunrise). We were having fun from dawn to dusk and from dusk to dawn. We all have fallen in love with the place, so that during next summer we’ve visited exactly the same island, the same town, we have even rented the same apartment. Both of our croacian vacation were perfect. I would willingly come there again and again. Wonderful place.