The BEST Way to Celebrate Your Memories

EN:

It's loud and crowded. I'm devouring his kisses.

Pulling my messy hair from my face, he makes a confession.

"I love that we do so many things together."

My cheeks rise another millimeter or two, and I close my eyes, thinking about what he told me. I have a déjà vu.

I feel like he already said this, just like that.

The rest of the people around us are placed in queue. I wake up from my long daydream and wave my hand behind me, trying to find my luggage with fingertips, with my eyes on the gate.

Blindly, I grab my suitcase when I realize that it was already safely in his grasp.

We were in the airport, ready to go on a new adventure.

.. And I was right. The scene was indeed repeating itself. And not once, but many times.

We've said it a dozen times. Whether at the airport, as it happened now, or at the destination. Or even at the gym, after falling down exhausted because of our play boxing or whatever silly thought we had that day. We say it whenever we decide to cook something together, to invent a tradition, to try another place or another drink, to help each other in discerning a softwear or when I strive to teach him a bit of German.

The truth is, that what makes our relationship so beautiful, isn't necessarily the fact that we're compatible, or for my on going crush over his looks. Neah, it's our history. A history that we're aware we're still writing, day by day.

The memories that I have accumulated over time are my most prized possessions. They are the flavor of my life.

RO:

E galagie si imbulzeala. Il sarut flamanda.

Strangandu-mi parul zburlit de pe fata, imi face o confesiune.

"Asa imi place ca facem atatea lucruri impreuna."

Obrajii mi se mai ridica un milimetru, doua, si imi inchid ochii, gandidu-ma la ce mi-a spus. Am un déjà vu.

Parca mi-a mai spus asta, tot asa, tot aici.

Restul oamenilor din jurul nostru se aseaza la coada. Ma ridic din indelungata stationare dintre palmele si-mi caut stangace bagajul cu varful degetelor, uitandu-ma spre poarta.

Imi prind orbeste manerul geamantanului, cand realizez ca era deja in siguranta, in stransoarea lui.

Eram in aeroport. Urma sa plecam intr-o noua aventura.

.. si aveam dreptate. Scena intradevar se repetase. Si nu o data, ci de multe ori.

Ne-am spus aceasta replica de zeci de ori. Fie in aeroport, cum se intamplase acum, fie ajunsi deja la destinatie, fie la sala, cand cad extenuata dupa zece minute de jucat de-a boxerii sau mai stiu eu ce prostie ne trece prin gand.. fie cand ne hotaram sa gatim ceva nou, sa inventam o traditie, sa incercam un alt local sau un alt drink, sa ne ajutam reciproc in deslusirea unui soft sau cand ma stradui sa-i mai insuflu cate putina germana.

Adevarul e ca ceea ce face relatia noastra atat de frumoasa, nu e neaparat faptul ca suntem compatibili sau ca inca ma uit cu jind la el, socata cat e de frumos, ci e istoria noastra. O istorie pe care suntem constienti ca inca o scriem.

Amintirile pe care le-am acumulat de-a lungul timpului sunt cele mai de pret posesii ale mele. Sunt savoarea vietii mele.

EN:

I like to talk about the crazy stuff we've done, about the flavours that I tasted, about the feelings that I've had.

I like to celebrate them. To pin them down. To store them in a way or another.

I like to relive them again and again, either by talking, writing or taking pictures, that I love to stare at for so long.

No wonder that whenever we travel, I like to put a ' pin ' on our new conquest.

I showed you our map the day I got it for my lover, on Valentine's Day, HERE.

Since then it rose in colors, in stings and stories.

RO:

Imi place sa vorbesc despre nebuniile pe care le-am facut, despre aromele pe care le-am simtit si despre starile prin care am trecut.

Imi place sa le sarbatoresc. Sa le marchez. Sa le pastrez intr-o maniera sau in alta.

Imi place sa le traiesc din nou, si din nou, fie prin vorba, scris sau prin imaginile pe care le fac si le privesc cu atata drag.

Nu e de mirare ca oricand calatorim, imi place sa pun un 'pin' pe noua cucerire.

V-am aratat harta noastra inca de cand o facusem de Valentine's Day, AICI.

De atunci a crescut in culoare, in intepaturi si in povestile cu care e incarcata. 

EN:

INSTANTLY.BE - a concept so simple, but so effective.

In all the above images you'll find my pictures from Instagram. A type of art made by phone, like most things in our world these days.

My snapshots, our snapshots, are like mini trophies for the feelings that I experienced back when I took them.

Whether if it's the first coffee I drunk in the states or a landscape of Jalama Beach that will forever be my happy place when I meditate or just try to lose some tension. Or the picture I took with the sign to LA, that I nearly missed on the highway, or the funny looking houses in Netherlands, the cake I got from Andrei last year for our anniversary or the first trip with the girls to London.

I also printed some of my other instamoments, like my graduation, a selfie of mine with my first cape of feathers. Or that random winter day when we did a snowmen contest, a picture of that bottle of champagne that was just seconds from being spilled on Andrei's lap, in a bus in Amsterdam. Or that quiet terrace in Greece.. the tattoo on his arm and so on.

To be honest, I don't expect all these to be too interesting for you guys, but boy, are they important to me. I have a stupid smile on my face right now just for writing you this. For me, all of it really counts.

It actually matters so much that I'm still up at 2am to finish my sentances, even if I got to wake up tomorrow morning at seven.

RO:

Nu de mult am aflat de INSTANTLY.BE - un concept atat de simplu, dar cu atat de mult efect.

In toate imaginile de mai sus, sunt presarate pozele mele de pe Instagram. O arta, realizata cu telefonul, asa cum e mai tot in lumea noastra.

Instantaneele mele, ale noastre, sunt ca niste mini trofee pentru sentimentele pe care le-am trait atunci.

Fie daca e vorba de prima cafea bauta in state, de Jalama Beach care-mi va ramane pe veci locul unde-mi fuge gandul cand vreau sa meditez sau sa ma binedispun, semnul catre LA pe care abia l-am pozat, din mers, de pe Highway, casele lipite din Olanda, tortuletul de la Andrei de aniversarea noastra de anul trecut sau primul trip cu fetele in Londra.

Tot aici se incadreaza prima poza de la absolvirea mea, un selfie cu mine infasurata in prima mea capa de pene, ziua aceea random cand am facut concurs de oameni de zapada, o poza cu sampania care urma sa se verse cu totul in poalele lui Andrei, chiar intr-un autocar in Amsterdam, terasa aceea din Grecia, tatuajul de pe bratul lui si asa mai departe.

Nu ma astept sa trezeasca ceva in tine, dar eu, una, am un zambet tamp chiar si acum cand iti scriu. Pentru mine, toate acesta chiar conteaza.

Conteaza atat de mult, incat iti scriu despre ele, acum, la ora 02:00, chiar daca maine dimineata ma trezesc la 7.

EN:

I uploaded all those images on the web, but it never crossed my mind that I could print them. At least not until I found out about Instantly.be.

Now I'm pinning them, for real, on my map.

The website I've been telling you about is really simple. You just select the pictures you want, pick out some accessories like magnets or paper frames and they ship them to you in the cutest insta-box there is!

RO:

Toate imaginile le urcasem pe net, dar nu mi-a trecut prin gand sa le scot pe hartie. Cel putin nu pana am aflat de Instantly.be.

Acum le-am "uploadat" pe harta, cu ace.

E vorba de un site unde iti selectezi pozele de pe social media, iti alegi rame sau magneti ca accesorii si le primesti direct acasa in cel mai dulce ambalaj.

EN:

It was a delight to get to browse my printed Instagram feed from the top of my bed with Andrei, concluding again, with even greater enthusiasm, just how many things we do together.

Still, I think the best way to use their platform is to make a gift .

Send out your pictures from the last festival you've been to together, or the shoots you've taken over the years or maybe at an important event. Make sure your memories never will never be "deleted" or forgotten.

RO:

A fost un deliciu sa-mi pot rasfoi -la propriu- feedul de pe Insta, seara, in pat cu Andrei, constatand din nou, cu si mai mare entuziasm, cate lucruri facem impreuna.

Totusi, cred ca cel mai potrivit e sa folosesti platforma lor ca sa faci un cadou.

Pozele pe care le-ai facut la ultimul festival, pe decursul aniilor sau la un eveniment important, pot sa-i ajunga la usa sub forma unor polaroide pe care sigur nu le va mai putea sterge vreodata.

"When memories fade away, I wish you to remember that.."

 

So.. what's next?

 

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EN:

I put a tiny white flag on it, so I never forget my next goal. Can you see it?

Oh yes, I'm talking about romantic old Italy.

We're traveling by car, so we can be spontaneous and stop by anything that inspires us. We're planning on visiting little towns, the country side, the olive trees, to discover hidden beaches, have dinner with the locals and maybe even take a cooking class in Tuscany.

Here's the best TIP ever!

We found the coolest trip planning tool there is, I swear!

The interface is incredibly user-friendly, but a tad too childish for my taste. However, don't let the colorful design fool you!

To wrap it up, I'm talking about a site that alows you to create your own itinerary, by selecting different crierias, like your preferences for either more beach days, old cities and museums or the nightlife. You can also select the type of trip you want, by the company you'll have romantic/friends/family/solo or the kind of money you're willing to spend: economy/moderate/luxury.

This site plannes your whole trip! It books hotel rooms with a guaranteed of -20%, it even books your train tickets if you need any, and it helps you around with the must see attractions.

You can leave the decision making up to the website, or go to manual mode and do things yourself. The auto verison picks out your accomodation by the reviews they get from Tripadvisor. You can change any of the rooms though, or the cities, or even add filters like breakfast or parking places.

For me, this site was a revelation - and a damned well dream come true! Travel agencies got big trouble, I'm telling you.

To play around with the site click HERE or just click on the banner below.

But beware! It's addictive!

Both me and Andrei played with it for over 3 days each, planning trips for the next period of time. It just takes out all the stress from traveling, leaving just the juices behind.

If you have any questions related to the site, ask away in the comment section, I think I may just know the answers!

Kisses!

 

RO:

Am pus deja steguletul pe el, ai vazut?

Vara acesta ne-am propus sa vedem Italia in lung si-n lat.

Mergem cu masina mea, ca sa putem fi flexibili si spontani, sa ne oprim in cele mai mici orasele, sa culegem o maslina, sa descoperim o plaja, sa luam cina cu localnicii, poate sa facem un curs de gatit in Toscana.

Am un pont!

Ne-am folosit de o unealta online extrem de usor de folosit, pentru planificarea tripului.

Interfata e user-friendly, putin cam copilaroasa ca design, dar nu va lasati pacaliti de aparente.

Practic e vorba de un site, prin care ne putem creea tot traseul calatoriei, in functie de diferite criterii, cum ar fi preferinta pentru plaje, nightlife sau orase vechi, companie, cum ar fi romantic/friends/family/solo si bugetul pe care-l avem la dispozitie: economy/moderate/luxury.

Siteul ne creeaza itinerariul, ne gaseste camere de hotel cu un garantat de -20%, bilete de tren intre locatii (daca avem nevoie) si ne propune atractii in fiecare destinatie.

Putem sa lasam fiecare decizie la latitudinea siteului, care selecteaza tot in functie de criteriile alese si reviewurile de pe Tripadvisor, sau sa selectam functia de Manual, sa ne alegem noi destinatiile si sa ne schimbam hotelurile sau camerele. Putem adauga pana si criterii de cautare, cum ar fi micul de jun sau locul de parcare.

Din punctul meu de vedere, agentiile de turism au o concurenta mare.

Intra AICI ca sa vezi despre ce e vorba, sau apasa pe bannerul de mai jos.

Dar ai grija! Da dependenta!

Si eu, si Andrei am stat fiecare cate trei zile sa ne jucam pe el, planificandu-ne mai multe vacante pentru urmatoarea perioada. Scoate tot stresul din calatorit, lasand in urma numai entuziasmul.

Daca aveti intrebari legate de el, sa-mi scrieti linistiti in commentarii, eu l-am cam invatat pe derost, haha.

Pupici!