Deportes (6)

¡Hola todos!

¡Esta semana es nuestra última lección sobre deportes!

  • No pude jugar al tenis la semana pasada, ya que me volvieron a colocar la raqueta.
  • Mi tío jugaba al rugby profesional cuando era más joven.
  • Mi tía adora el patinaje sobre ruedas y el hipódromo.
  • ¿El squash es tu deporte favorito?
  • Disfruto viendo la lucha de sumo y el taekwondo, y disfruto practicando patinaje de velocidad, levantamiento de pesas, waterpolo y lucha.
  • Francia ganó la última Copa del Mundo, ¡pero Croacia ganó nuestros corazones!
  • A mi hermana le encanta jugar voleibol, así es como conoció a la mayoría de sus amigos.
  • ¿Quieres dar un paseo por el parque?
  • En realidad, me encantaría jugar un poco de tetherball ahora mismo. Quizas mas tarde.
  • Me gusta el windsurf más que esquiar. ¡No puedo soportar el frío!
  • No hay perdedores en el snowboard.
  • ¡Tampoco hay ganadores!
  • Mi compañero de equipo de pista y campo acaba de salir!
  • ¡Ahora tu intenta!
  • Haz oraciones con las siguientes palabras: pista de patinaje, raquetbol, slalom, trineo, softball, wakeboard, fútbol, rafting.

Sports (6)

Bonjour tous le monde!

Cette semaine est notre dernière leçon de sport!

  • Je n’étais pas capable de jouer au tennis la semaine dernière, j’ai eu mon réajustement de raquette.
  • Mon oncle a joué au rugby professionnel quand il était plus jeune.
  • Ma tante adore le roller et la course à pied.
  • Le squash est ton sport préféré?
  • J’aime regarder le sumo et le taekwondo, et j’aime pratiquer le patinage de vitesse, l’haltérophilie, le water-polo et la lutte.
  • La France a remporté la dernière Coupe du Monde, mais la Croatie a gagné nos coeurs!
  • Ma sœur adore jouer au volley-ball, c’est ainsi qu’elle a rencontré la plupart de ses amis.
  • Voulez-vous aller vous promener dans le parc?
  • En fait, j’aimerais bien jouer au ballon-pendule maintenant. Peut-être plus tard.
  • J’aime faire de la planche à voile plus que du ski. Je ne supporte pas le froid!
  • Il n’y a pas de perdants dans le snowboard.
  • Il n’y a pas de gagnants non plus!
  • Mon coéquipier d’athlétisme vient d’abandonner!
  • Maintenant tu essaye!
  • Faites des phrases en utilisant les mots suivants: patinoire, racquetball, slalom, traîneau, balle molle, wakeboard, soccer, rafting en eau vive.

Arches and Instances of Varna

As I had started saying last week, we have visited Varna for a day.

As a port to the Black Sea, Varna offers some amazing views.

In addition to the beautiful cityscape, Varna scenery is dotted with amazing arches, which breathe history.

Esportes (6)

Olá pessoal!

Esta semana é a nossa última lição sobre esportes!

  • Não pude jogar tênis na semana passada, pois fiz minha reestruturação da raquete.
  • Meu tio jogou rugby profissional quando era mais jovem.
  • Minha tia adora andar de patins e andar de moto.
  • Squash é o seu esporte favorito?
  • Eu gosto de assistir a luta de sumô e taekwondo, e gosto de praticar patinação de velocidade, levantamento de peso, pólo aquático e luta livre.
  • A França venceu a última Copa do Mundo, mas a Croácia conquistou nossos corações!
  • Minha irmã ama jogar vôlei, foi assim que ela conheceu a maioria de suas amigas.
  • Você quer dar um passeio no parque?
  • Na verdade, eu adoraria tocar um pouco de tetherball agora. Talvez mais tarde.
  • Eu gosto mais de praticar windsurf do que de esquiar. Eu não suporto o frio!
  • Não há perdedores no snowboard.
  • Não há vencedores!
  • Meu companheiro de pista e campo acabou de desistir!
  • Agora você tenta!
  • Faça frases usando as seguintes palavras: rinque de patinação, racquetball, slalom, trenó, softball, wakeboard, futebol, rafting.

Sport (6)

Ciao a tutti!

Questa settimana è la nostra ultima lezione sullo sport!

  • Non sono riuscito a giocare a tennis la scorsa settimana, come ho avuto il mio restyling della mia racchetta.
  • Mio zio ha giocato a rugby professionista quando era più giovane.
  • A mia zia piacciono il pattinaggio a rotelle e le corse sul campo.
  • Squash è il tuo sport preferito?
  • Mi piace guardare la lotta di Sumo e il taekwondo, e mi piace praticare il pattinaggio di velocità, il sollevamento pesi, la pallanuoto e il wrestling.
  • La Francia ha vinto l’ultima Coppa del Mondo, ma la Croazia ha vinto i nostri cuori!
  • Mia sorella ama giocare a pallavolo, è così che ha incontrato la maggior parte dei suoi amici.
  • Vuoi fare una passeggiata nel parco?
  • In realtà, mi piacerebbe gioccare un po ‘di tetherball adesso. Forse più tardi.
  • Mi piace fare windsurf più che sciare. Non sopporto il freddo!
  • Non ci sono perdenti nello snowboard.
  • Non ci sono nemmeno vincitori!
  • Il mio compagno di atletica ha appena smesso!
  • Ora prova tu!
  • Fai delle frasi usando le seguenti parole: pista di pattinaggio, racquetball, slalom, slitta, softball, wakeboard, calcio, rafting.

Sports (6)

Hello everybody!

This week is our final lesson on sports!

  • I was unable to play tennis last week, as I had my racket restrung.
  • My uncle played professional rugby when he was younger.
  • My aunt loves roller skating and racewalking.
  • Squash is your favourite sport?
  • I enjoy watching Sumo wrestling and taekwondo, and I enjoy practicing speed skating, weightlifting, water polo and wrestling.
  • France won the last World Cup, but Croatia won our hearts!
  • My sister loves playing volleyball, that’s how she met most of her friends.
  • Do you want to go for a walk in the park?
  • Actually, I would love to play some tetherball right now. Maybe later.
  • I enjoy windsurfing more than skiing. I can’t stand the cold weather!
  • There are no losers in snowboarding.
  • There are no winners, either!
  • My track and field teammate just quit!
  • Now you try!
  • Make sentences using the following words: skating rink, racquetball, slalom, sled, softball, wakeboarding, soccer, white water rafting.

Lonely Lights

              Room 103, 9:45 p.m.

              I choose Hotel Apoti Thalassa as a destination wedding hotel because, ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamt of getting married by the sea. Having lived all my life near the sea, I could not imagine it not taking part of my big day. Fortunately for us, the hotel was pretty empty at the time so we managed to book a couple of rooms together. This way, we could keep mostly to ourselves. The wedding party, consisting of only Owen, my future husband / love of my life, myself, my mother and my sister, and his mother, father and brother. We were getting our simple wedding, with a wedding party consisting of my sister and Owen’s brother, as well as his parents and my mother.

              I had just gotten into bed, all warm and snuggly, feeling so cozy I could not envision getting out of bed, when all of a sudden, the enormity of the event started weighing me down. All the doubts I had ever had came racing – was I doing the right thing? What if we aren’t meant for each other? What if we get divorced? What if I made a huge mistake? Suddenly, this “sleeping in separate rooms” idea sounded silly. I needed him to reassure me… or maybe I just needed somebody to talk to. As I put on my dress robe, I realized just who I wanted to talk to – my sister! I walked past the door to the balcony, and got ready to knock on her door, when I heard my husband’s voice from within. I hesitated for a moment, thinking of all the panic from before, thinking about who’s idea it was to sleep in separate rooms, about all his “late nights at the office”, how it had seemed to me, even in the weeks before the wedding, that he had grown so close to my sister. I had been happy to see that, because it meant I had a chance to have a united family. Man, was I wrong! As I push the door open, I see my half-naked husband’s jaw drop, as he races into the bathroom.

Room 107, 9:45 p.m.

              “Go on, try it on!” my sister-in-law urges. “See if it fits!”

“I have tried it on, it’s all right. It’s just…I’m not so sure if this is a good idea!” I mumble. Truth is, her father’s military uniform fits like a glove. We had to do a bit of digging to find this particular uniform, as it is the one her father wore when he married her mother. I must admit, I feel like a fraud for wearing it. Not because I’m not part of the Army, because I have done my duty and served, but because I am not sure of the message it sends. And, if I am being reaaaally honest, it’s because I am not sure I have earned it. Better said, I am unsure of whether or not my late father-in-law would approve of me marrying his youngest daughter. Yes, we have known each other since kindergarten, and yes, we have dated for almost ten years now, but I am still not sure. His convoy was blown up before he had a chance to give us his blessing, and it has always weighed heavy upon my heart. I have blamed myself for not proposing earlier, but I just wanted us to be settled as a family before we can take this last step. Before I get a chance to finish my thought, the door to my sister-in-law’s room opens, and I see my future bride standing in the doorway. I manage an “Oh shit!”, as I jump in the bathroom, before it dawns on me that I can’t keep this a secret anymore.   

1st floor lobby, 21:50 p.m.

              “Wait! It’s not what you think!” my sister manages to catch the door as it closes, coming after me. I brace for this moment. They make me the mad one, it’s just like it was with dad, before he died, when he was having an affair with his second Lieutenant. She was almost half his age, and they made mom doubt herself, made her think she was crazy. It’s not what it looks like. I must be imagining.

              I need a second for myself and I need some fresh air, so I head over to the end of the hallway, with my sister a step behind me. She keeps trying to reassure me that they weren’t doing anything wrong, and just as I reach the door and try to jam it open, she admits it was all a surprise for the wedding day. She tells me how they tracked down the uniform dad wore when he married mom, because Owen found out I slept with their wedding photos under my pillow when I was 4. God, I hope that’s not true. Just as I decide her story makes enough sense for me to head over to her room and hear them out, I manage to pry open the door, and end up staring down at the sea below us, as it turns out the “balcony” is just a narrow gap between the door and a small rail. I instinctively step back, in order to avoid an accident, and my sister reads my gesture as going in for a hug, and tries to embrace me back. I raise my hands to ward her off, but she slips and bumps into me. As I stagger backwards, I feel the rail graze the back of my knee as I fall backwards and manage an “Oh shit!”

***

“Well, the X-Rays look fine, I would just say take it easy for a couple of days, and try to get some rest!” Giorgios, the young doctor turned to face me. I was thanking God in all the languages I knew for making Owen get us extensive insurances for this trip. “I would maybe advise postponing the honeymoon, but I don’t see any reason why you can’t get on with the wedding tomorrow” Giorgios smiled.

Deportes (5)

¡Hola todos!

¡Esta semana, aprenderemos otra lección sobre deportes!

  • El arquero alcanzó el carcaj y sacó otra flecha.
  • Mi hermano y su novia disfrutan de los deportes al aire libre, como rafting, esquí, escalada en roca, snorkel, snowboard y buceo.
  • A mi hijo le encanta saltar en el trampolín y jugar al tira y afloja.
  • Tibi Useriu es un famoso ultramarathoner.
  • Cuando era niño, me encantaba ver a la gente andar en monociclo.
  • ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre un árbitro y un árbitro?
  • Un árbitro se refiere a los oficiales deportivos que aplican sus servicios en varios tipos de competiciones deportivas, mientras que un árbitro es la persona que garantiza que todas las reglas y regulaciones del juego se cumplan correctamente mientras el juego está en progreso.
  • Todo el estadio quedó en silencio tan pronto como apareció, con su uniforme fresco.
  • El remero mostró deportividad ayudando a su competidor, a pesar de que le costó la medalla de plata.
  • En verano, me encanta ir a nadar, navegar, practicar surf y practicar el esquí acuático.
  • ¡Ahora tu intenta!
  • Haz oraciones con las siguientes palabras: mariscal de campo, carrera, marcador, tenis de mesa, etiqueta, traje de neopreno y Serie Mundial.

Sports (5)

Bonjour tous le monde!

Cette semaine, nous allons apprendre une autre leçon de sport!

  • L’archer attrapa le carquois et sortit une autre flèche.
  • Mon frère et sa fiancée pratiquent des sports de plein air comme le rafting, le ski, l’escalade, la plongée en apnée, la planche à neige et la plongée sous-marine.
  • Mon enfant adore sauter sur le trampoline et jouer à la corde.
  • Tibi Useriu est un ultramarathonien célèbre.
  • Quand j’étais enfant, j’adorais regarder les gens faire du monocycle.
  • Quelle est la différence entre un arbitre et un arbitre?
  • Un arbitre désigne les officiels sportifs qui appliquent leurs services dans divers types de compétitions sportives, alors qu’un arbitre est la personne qui garantit que toutes les règles et réglementations du jeu sont correctement suivies pendant le déroulement du match.
  • Le stade entier s’est calmé dès son apparition, dans son nouvel uniforme.
  • Le rameur a fait preuve d’esprit sportif en aidant son concurrent, même si cela lui a coûté la médaille d’argent.
  • En été, j’aime nager, faire de la voile, du surf et du ski nautique.
  • Maintenant tu essaye!
  • Faites des phrases en utilisant les mots suivants: quarterback, course, tableau de bord, tennis de table, tag, combinaison et World Series!

Roses and Fountains of Varna

This year, for my birthday, my husband and I decided to do something new, instead of the usual restaurant lunch / dinner. However, international flights were out of the question, but we really missed a road trip, so we decided to drive to Varna.

From Constanta, Romania, it’s about a two-and-a-half hour drive.

We did get into some trouble with the Buglarian Vignette, because the shop in the Customs area was very busy, and we didn’t want to waste any more time, so we decided to buy the vignette at the first Petrol Station, in Durankulak. Unfortunately, they didn’t have that option there anymore (or they did, but they didn’t want to help us, the ladies there seemed very unhelpfull), so we ended up buying it online.

On our way to Varna, in order to stretch our legs, we stopped for a coffee in Tyulenovo.

Tyulenovo Bar and Restaurant

I recommend Tyulenovo Bar and Restaurant, it was a wonderful place, with an amazing view for a cup of coffee or even a lunch. They also function as a hotel, so if this is a view you could wake up to, now you have the opportunity! The prices are also budget-friendly, we paid 15 Leva (Around 7,50 Euro or 8,50 USD) for 2 coffees, a beer and a Coca-Cola.

Next, we arrived in Varna, and we ran into some more trouble with parking. The streets of Varna are narrower than we were used to, and there was road work on the streest near the center, so we had a difficult time finding a parking spot. When we did find a parking spot, it turned out we needed a Bulgarian phone number to send an SMS message to pay for the parking, or download an app and connect to it with a credit card. Finally, we managed to find somebody who was nice enough to send the SMSs from his mobile phone, and we paid him in cash for the parking. Parking in Varna costs 1 Leva per hour, plus the cost of the message, and you can send up to 3 SMS, so you can pay for 3 hours.

Next, we left our car and went in search of the wonders of Varna.

Antiques shop in Varna
Roses and Ruins

The rose is the flower symbol of Bulgaria, and with good reason. In the photo above, you can see a part of the Roman Baths, surrounded by a garden of roses.

What I did miss this time, but I promised myself I wouldn’t miss next time, is a shopping session for one of the many cosmetic products with rose oil. In addition to their properties, they also smell amazing!

The Bulgarian Rose

The Sea Garden, the major park in Varna, is a real wonder of nature. A walk in the park helped us recharge our batteries and gave me some time to find these gems below.

Follow us to find about the best place to eat in Varna!

Did you visit Varna? What do you think of the city? Let us know in the comments!