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The ultimate guide for your Bahamas trip: Part 1

Bahamas and its amazing beaches

Swimming with the sharks, feeding sting rays and enjoying crystal clear water.
Those were the main reasons why me and Daniil wanted to go to Bahamas, for many people destination seen as honeymoon treat.
Bahamas are a group of about 700 islands so planning of your trip is the key.We decided to visit three following islands: Nassau, Staniel Cay and Great Exuma.

Day 1 and 2: Nassau
Whether you travel with your partner, family or friends and are looking for island with plenty of shops, resorts and things to do, Nassau is perfect for you. There is well known hotel Atlantis with its water park and its slide going through water full of sharks. You can take a walk in the city centre and visit galleries or museums, for rum lovers there is a John Watling’s distillery and of course you should at least try Bahamian typical sweet: rum cake. I really didn’t find out how they do it but imagine nice sponge cake, just.. marinated / completely soaked in rum, followed by the sweetest taste you can dream about. By the way, by this time I have decided to break my sugar free rule and tried the cake. It made me so full I didn’t eat anything for the rest of the day.
(Ps: If you are food lover as I am, keep reading, there will be more.)
At Nassau, the most beautiful beach was Cabbage beach and Cable beach. I would recommend Cabbage beach even though it is a bit further (ehm, if you are not staying at Atlantis). It was definitely worth it!

Day 3, 4 and 5: Staniel Cay
I was really excited to move a bit further from Nassau as Staniel Cay and Exumas are much less commercial and busy.
Staniel Cay can seem like not really exciting place to go but the opposite is the truth. It is actually really good strategical spot where to stay – from there you can either rent a boat as we did, or just join many of locally offered tours around. And this is what you came for: feeding pigs and Iguanas or swim with sharks.
For getting around it is amazing to rent a golf car – we totally fell in love with this way of transport! We went to do our groceries, to the Yacht club for dinner or just simply getting around. Talking about getting your food: I think that the island’s motto should be sarcastic “Well, welcome to Bahamas” as this is response from many people answering your surprised face when questioning about opening hours of local grocery shop. It can get really irregular and depends on God knows what when the stores are open – especially out of the touristic season.
At Staniel Cay you should go to the Yacht club where local fishermen come everyday with their catch of the day. You can watch them clean the fish and feed the sharks there. You can also enjoy the view on many beautiful yachts parked there: We were lucky to see amazing yacht called Usher (honestly, I thought it’s his. If I had yacht this, it would be definitely called “Lucie” or “It is mine.).

Day 6, 7 and 8: Great Exuma
Apart from the other beautiful beaches there, you should definitely go to Chat N’ Chill caffe: Seeing the sting rays and be able to feed them was something I will never ever forget. I was sitting in the white sand on the shallow part of the ocean and they just came around, so beautiful and calm. I have to say, I did have some respect! They are still wild animals and you should be careful when being around them. But definitely, don’t be scared and try to feed them. The feeling is crazy.
On the opposite side from Chat N’ Chill cafe, there is a beach, the ocean side. It has got amazing view and a bit wilder water. Plus, it is a bit tricky there. You have to go there in the morning when the water is lower, because you have to cross a little part where water is and has got a bit current. And the water gets higher. On the pictures you can see what we had to do because the water went up :).
Another beautiful beach you can find in the Bahamas is the one at Tropic of Cancer.Located at 23 26N 75 35W, the beach is named after the meridian line that defines the northern extent of the tropics and crosses right through it. (Okay, I copied this sentence somewhere from Google!). But the beach was probably the most beautiful place I have ever been.

On our last day we went back to Nassau and then got connecting flight to Atlanta and then back to London.
I didn’t want to make this post too long so in few days you can expect another one, about food, accommodation and travel around Bahamas!

 

October 01, 2017
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September 4th : New Mexico & Arizona

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It was 7am in the morning when I woke up in New Mexico. I was dehydrated and tired but still admired Daniil who drove that time for more than 9hrs. But night was over and after that we were driving only during the day.

We basically just drove through New Mexico with one stop only – White Sands. I can say it is something like a national park. An area, which instead of turning into the minor has been kept like a place to walk around, touristic sign. It was really nice! We agreed with Daniil that it would be amazing to surf on those white sand dunes:D.

After that, we continued to San Diego. We had the biggest piece of our journey to go – 11hrs from New Mexico to San Diego. The nature around was so beautiful. So different from the areas we saw – I almost forgot that few days ago we were in Miami, sitting on the beach, sipping from drinks!

We also saw small tornado created from sand, massive storm around Tucson which we went through. The nature here is amazing and we just stared what it can do.

PS: Somebody is getting super nice tan in face area, somebody (me) just millions and millions freckles on face.

Bylo sedm hodin ráno když jsem se probudila v Novém Mexiku. Byla jsem unavená, strašně dehydrovaná a všechno mě bolelo po dlouhé jízdě a noci strávené v autě. Ale stále jsem obdivovala Daniila, který tou dobou řídil něco přes 9 hodin v kuse.
Přes Nové Mexiko jsme vlastně jen projížděli (pokud nepočítám milion zastávek pro učůranou Lucinu a oběd ve Walmartu). Měli jsme jen jednu zastávku – White Sands. Dá se říct, že je to něco jako národní park, chráněná krajinná oblast, kterou se američané rozhodli zachovat pro okrasu a ne ji proměnit v další těžební důl. Shodli jsme se s Daniilem, že by bylo úžasné na těch dunách surfovat. Ten ráz přírody byl zas tak úplně jiný od toho, co jsme vše viděli v Texasu nebo New Orleans..

Po procházce kolem bílých písečných dun jsme vyrazili směr San Diego. Před námi horko a jedenáct hodin dlouhá cesta. Skoro až jsem zapomněla, že před pár dny jsme seděli v Miami na pláži a popíjeli drinky.
Na cestě jsme viděli malé tornádo z písku, velkou bouři kolem Tucsonu a nejkratší déšt na světě (trval asi 5 vtěřin jízdy po dálnici ale byl to slejvák jako kráva). Příroda je tu prostě úžasná, nevyzpitatelná!

PS: Někdo se krásně v obličeji opaluje, někomu (mě) jen naskáče milion milion pih. Sexy:D

September 04, 2016
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Miami beach and the most beautiful sunrise

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Good morning!
It was our first morning here in Miami yesterday.
Because of the time difference, me and Daniil could not sleep since 5:30am. So we woke up early, got ready and went to see sunrise. Daniil was trying out his new lense for the camera and it is amazing! But still, it is Daniil who is getting better and better in photography.. I love his pictures more and more..
I got just few pictures for now as we went for power walk after sunrise. It is so amazing to do it! But we also did workout here and next time we will do it earlier. It was too hot later on!
Anyway, yesterday was also my birthday day.. I will share more of it with you soon! I cannot imagine better birthday then spent by traveling with my love and being somewhere sunny! What an amazing luck I got!

Krásné dobré ráno!
Včerejší ráno bylo naše první tady v Miami.
A protože jsme kvůli časovému posunu ani jeden z nás nemohli spát, vstali jsme s Daniilem brzy, připravili si všechno a šli se podívat na východ slunce.. Nikdy jsem nezažila krásnější! Daniil také zkoušel svůj nový objektiv na foťák. Je úplně úžasný ale pořád je to Daniil, kdo se zlepšuje a dělá lepší a lepší fotky.. Jsem na něj tak hrdá! (Občas mám chuť chodit kolem a všem cpát “jo, tohle je můj kluk, tohle je můj kluk”).
Mám pro teď jen pár obrázků – po východu slunce jsme šli na dlouhou rychlou procházku, naše každodenní kardio. Taky jsme si dali workout ale příště si to dáme v časnější hodinu – bylo tak strašně rychle hrozné vedro!
Včera jsem také měla narozeniny. Byl to úžasný den a o lepším bych nikdy ani nemohla snít.. Více řeknu v dalším postu!

September 02, 2016
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Madrid

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Je Pondělí ráno, sedmá hodina. Já jsem na blog nepřidala příspěvek asi sto let a už mě to trochu trápí!
Nicméně, byli jsme v Madridu a já si tam jen prostě naplno užívala toho nádherného města a Daniila. A Daniil si užíval churros sedmi barev na milion jinejch způsobů.

Samozřejmě neděle, náš poslední den, byl nejkrásnější z celého pobytu. Jasně, poslední den! Nechtělo se mi zpátky do Londýna ale taky jo. Čeká mě spousta povinností a práce ale zas na druhou stranu posilovna, práce a prostě ten styl života který bych neměnila. A navíc, za čtrnáct dní mám prázdniny, tak snad to nějak přežiju:D

V Madridu, hlavně v tu neděli, jsem se cítila s mými vzpomínkami zas jako čtrnáctiletá, kdy jsem se probudila první prázdninový den léta a byla štěstím tak strašně rozrušená, že nevěděla, co dřív:D

Sdílím pár momentek, co jsem si stihla pořídit, outfit a samozřejmě něco pro jedlíky jako já, příště!
Mějte se famfárově a carpe diem:)

It is Monday morning, seven o’clock. What a shame I don’t remember when was the last time I posted a post! And, yes, I do feel bad about it. However, we were in Madrid, just fully enjoying each other and the beautiful city. And Daniil was enjoying churros with fillings you can dream about:D.

Obviously Sunday  was the most beautiful day from our whole stay. Of course, last day! I didn’t want to go back to London but I also did. There will be lots of duties and lots of rain, but, also lots of gym and my work and other things I love. Plus, we are going for another holidays in fourteen days so I think I will survive:D.

In Madrid, especially on Sunday, I felt like I am fourteen again. Like wake up on the first summer holiday day when I was so excited from the amazing weather and the opportunity do whatever I want.

Here I share some random pictures which I made, outfit and something for foodies like me, will be next time!

I wish you wonderful day and carpe diem:)

April 19, 2016
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Work outfit

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Dnes ale jdeme s Daniilem ven na procházku, tak chci něco co i hezky vypadá. Mimochodem, jdeme do Whole food marketu, podle mě nejúžasnějšího místa na světě pro nakupování potravin! Někdy příště Vám ukážu fotky.

Protože je venku pořád tak krásně mrazivo (sarkasmus), dala jsem šanci svému Balmain kabátu, který mám z kolekce z H&M. Taky jste si z té kolekce něco ulovili? Řeknu Vám, tady v Londýně to bylo šílenství koupit si nějaký kousek!
Dále mám na sobě džíny Levis – jsou to velice strečové džíny a trochu mě mrzí, že trochu povolili a nejsou už tak moc slim:(. Jinak jsou pohodlné, perfektní. Tenisky na platformě jsou z Alda, nikdy mě neomrzí ta barevná kombinace. A kšiltovku jste mohli již zaznamenat z mých prázdnin v New Yorku, kde jsem jí také koupila!

Co Vy, nosíte do práce – školy – uniformu nebo máte tu svobodu nosit si co chcete?

Usually I do not care that much what I wear on my way to the work as I change to my uniform anyways. I need something comfortable, something in what I can quickly get to the work – so my Nike trainers, leggings, oversized jumper and scarf – I still want to be a bit stylish:P.

But today we are going for a walk with Daniil so I wanted to look nice, be still warm in the same time. Btw we are going to the Whole food market, that’s the best place on planet Earth for grocery shopping! I’ll show you later some pictures.

Because it is still so freezing, my Balmain coat from H&M collaboration had a chance to shy. I really like the quality of the wool, the whole cut of the coat and silky finish! Did you also have a chance to buy something from that collection? Here in London it was madness to get something!
Next to it I wear Levis jeans, Aldo platformed trainers and my cap from New York. I love the combination of elegant coat and the cap – I saw it on one girl in New York and it looked fabulous in my opinion!

What about you, do you also have uniform at work / school or you have the freedom to wear whatever you want?

February 18, 2016
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