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Diena Turkijoje.

Kelionė į Turkiją buvo mano pati pirmoji kelionė į užsienį prieš dvylika metų ir savarankiško gyvenimo pradžioje, ji atverė dar nematytas ir nepatirtas, įspūdžių pilnas galimybes. Pakeliavusi Turkijoje įgavau žinių ir drąsos pradėti keliauti į kitas šalis, sudėtingesnes keliones ir netgi keliauti viena. Tai buvo tikrai neįtikėtinos kelionės, kurių laukdavau bemaž metus laiko!

Nebuvo tekę keliauti “viskas įskaičiuota” principu, atvirkščiai- per 6 kelionės dienas suplanuodavau 7 pažintines ekskursijas. Taigi, mėgstu tyrinėti pasaulį, o ne tingiai gulinėti prie baseino. Tačiau reikia gyvenime išbandyti įvairius dalykus, ir ilsėjimasis dėl poilsio turi būti neatsiejama mūsų dabartinio gyvenimo tempo dalis.

Po dvylikos metų grižusi į Turkiją supratau, kad laikas čia buvo sustojęs 🙂 Realiai niekas nepasikeitę- vis dar šnekinama gatvėje, parduotuvėse ramiai nepasivaikščiosi, o kasdien sutinkami viso ko reklamuotojai jau po dienos sveikinasi ir vadina tave vardu. Turkų suktumas, priekabiavimas ir prisiekinėjimai meile iš pirmo žvilgsnio taip pat niekur nedingo 😀 Matyt tai vis dar atneša jiems neblogos naudos 😉

Anyways, be pasyvaus poilsio ir masažų kiekvieną dieną, nutarėme “susipažinti” su Turkija, pakeliauti Alanijos mieste ir pasižvalgyti, kaip žmonės čia gyvena. Tiesiog nuo medžių jie raško bananus ir kitus nokstančius vaisius, apelsinmedžių plantacijos pašonėje, visiškame žvyre augantys avokadai, ananasai ir kitos gėrybės- pavydėtina mums europiečiams.

Akį patraukia piratų laivai, kadaise švartuodavosi “verslo reikalais” prie Turkijos pakrančių, dabar tapo turistų mėgstamiausia vakarėlių ant vandens pramoga, o plaukiodami palei pakrantes sukuria neįtikėtinai fotogeniško vaizdo foną. Nemažai turistų keliauja ne tik pasižiūrėti laivų iš vidaus ir susipažinti su piratų laivų istorija, tačiau vos saulei nusileidus, juose sušvinta disko šviesos, pasigirsta muzika ir atsipalaiduoti atvykę užsieniečiai neria į vakarėlių liūną būtent juose 😉

Milijonieriais tapusių pensininkų namukai buvo paversti į vilas turistams, besidriekiančias kalno šlaitais ir viliojančias visus pasigrožėti šiais vaizdais. Dažniausiai panoraminis vaizdas per langus džiugina tik pirmas kelias savaites, prie jo priprantama ir daugiau “keliai nebelinksta” nuo vaizdų grožio. Bet fantazuoti apie rytinį kavos puodelį šiame balkone tikrai galima…

Kai kurie vietiniai gyvenę tokiuose namukuose, juos lengvai pardavė investuotojams, kurie šias vietas pavertė prabangiomis vilomis, kiti- įrengė autentiškus muziejus, kuriuose lankosi begalės turistų. O mus pasitikusi vietinė moteris mojavo kartodama “Trakai festival”! Taigi ne tik mes važiuojame į Turkiją, turkai atvažiuoja ir pas mus 😉

Po apsilankymo Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dabyje, vietinės turkiškos mečetės gerokai nublanksta, tačiau dar nebuvo tekę lankytis nei vienoje iš jų, o arabiška patirtis mane visuomet žavi. Maldos penkis kartus per dieną nurodytu laiku, visuotinis apsiprausimas prieš kiekvieną jų ir griežtas taisyklių laikymasis- atrodo, visiškai priešingas turistų teritorijose “siautėjantiems” turkams lovelasams 😀

Žinoma, mečetėse viskas autentiška, o senovinė arabiška architektūra savo puošnumu tiesiog žavi.

Galiausiai, užkilus į bene aukščiausią kalną Alanijoje ir iki soties atsigrožėjus serpantinų vedamais keliukais atsiduriame prie stalaktitų urvų. Dar viena vieta savo baimėms išbandyti. Nueiti trys šimtai metrų prilygo bent trims kilometrams, o galo, atrodė, vis nėra. Vistik, prieitas finišas- ežeras oloje- skelbė baimių pabaigą ir galima buvo grįžti atgal.

Turbūt vieni gražiausių vaizdų atsiveria nuo aukščiausių kalnų. Čia į abi puses driekiasi kalnų ir jūros peizažai- galima valandų valandas daryti nuotraukas, tačiau didybės ir jausmo, apimančio žiūrint į tolius, jokia nuotrauka perteikti negali 🙂

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Alberobello, Italy. OOTD.

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Oh happy days!! Sunny vs cloudy- italian weather in the middle of February. Temperature raises to +17•C and after the moment can drop to +10•C, so wearing a coat in  Italy is a must.

Alberobello city was in my bucket list- fashion bloggers really likes this place, but not only for that. Those beautiful white heritage homes takes me to completely different place, it seems like no Italy anymore. More like a Greece! Anyways, these beautiful and tidy white little houses like a small villages surrounded by churches and new buildings. But still there are some people living, some museums and souvenier shops. Love, love, love! 🧡

My look of the day is quite feminine and italian 😉 I am wearing polka dot blouse from Shein, Zara wide pants, H&M beige coat and Bershka silver boots, Reserved greyish backpack, and very cool Shein sunglasses. There are so many great polka dot items at very reasonable prices in Shein, like this blouse with open shoulders or very sexy asymmetric dress.

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Monopoli, Italy. OOTD.

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Last week I have visited one of the most beautiful Italian city- Monopoli. Most beautiful homes, sea, white surroundings, romantic boats on the sea shore, calm and peacefull place, and best pizza ever in one of the small family restaurants!

I was wearing quite matching romantic and fresh outfit: H&M beige coat was my favourite outerwear piece for the whole trip, couldn’t think of the more comfortable grey backpack from Reserved, Lindex silver grey pleated skirt and romantic blouse with the bow from Shein.

Marrakech museum and look of the day.

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Marrakech museum was on my bucket list, especially after pictures in google.. it looks very sophisticated and raw in Morrocan culture. Well, I think it depends on the pictures and how you make it. What surprised me that it is quite small compared to exhibitions in some gardens. Well, but the atmosphere doesn not lie.

Most beautiful Morrocan decorations, fountains and terraces gives this unique feeling of extremely exquisite history of this country. Is it worth visiting? I think yes, while you in Marrakech 😉

I was wearing this beautiful poplin stripy blouse from Zara, I don’t know if it is a tan orI look so “espaniol” in this blouse because people in streets were asking: “Spain?” 😂 In combination with Dior So Real sunglasses it makes such an amazing look, right? Karen Millen floral beach bag and wide Zara trousers. To look more traditional I was wearing pair of several morrocan shoes, I got in the market Jemaa El Fna.

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Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech.

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The first day I got to Marrakech, I was passing Le Jardin Secret while mingeling in the souk and thought ‘wow this looks inviting and so fancy’! After googling it, is it worth to go there and see it closer, it quikly became my must see garden. And here it comes! 😍

Before I came here I had different plan of things I will do in Marrakech, but that changed a little bit while resting, anyways I will need to come back here, I always wanted to travel in Morroco for several weeks. And, of course, I will come back to Marrakech, at least for shopping!

Le Jardin Secret is all about differences, this sophisticated and fancy garden is in the middle of souk, where shoes cost 10€ and people sleep on the piece of paper on the floor. Anyways, there are several of buildings, beauty of Morrocan architecture and heritage pieces, and tower to climb on the roof and see the panorama.

I couldn’t resist not to take pictures at the bathroom which has stunning pieces I would like to have in my home. For sure, Morroco is the best place to get statement interior decorations!

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YSL boutique and gallery in Marrakech.

YSL boutique. All items are made from Morrocan leather by YSL designs, I especially fell in live with those embroided blue shoes- I got familiar in the souk. This blue color is very popular in Morroco and no wonder that Yves Saint Laurent was using this indigo color in his fashion design collections. I guess he got quite inspired by Morrocan culture and heritage, invented this beautiful garden with the house, painted that house in blue color, of course. And now it became very popular tourists attraction.

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YSL Love Gallery.

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Heritage Museum.

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It is not allowed to take pictures in this museum, but it teaches people about very old traditions in Marrocan style and fashion. How people were crafting, decorating and wearing clothes, handmade home textiles and other stuff. And we use so many ideas and inspirations in fashion right now: embroideries, accessorising, carpeting, layering, patterns, etc.

I think in Morroco designers can get so many inspiring ideas for home decor, fashion design or even photography. I always wanted to visit Morroco for this inspiration, souks, camel rides, Shahrezad stories, architecture and unexpected adventures!

Regular day in Morroco. Wanderlust.

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Well, Morroco was on my wishlist to visit for quite some time, as I remember for at least 12 years now. At lastly I got a chance to visit one of the main cultural and heritage capital Marrakech. Just because Marrakech doesn’t have a sea shore doesn’t mean you cannot have a great vacation here.

Weather in June is just perfect, especially when we missed the summer in Lithuania so much, in a middle of the day temperature rises up to 34degrees. Sunny with some breeze- great for suntanning on the rooftop.

In the afternoon when sun turns so hot it is great to visit some cafes or restaurants, have some mint tea or just rest in some parks. If you don’t want to mingle in the sun use this beautiful horse carriage. Of course, there are so many taxis stopping in the street offering a ride, help or anything…😂

One of the gratest things in Marrakech- never know whats around the corner, so try to not follow the native people or those who offers to guide – you will miss this surprising opportunity to really explore! Wanderlust.