Sunday Exploration

Wonderful readers,

Here we are again, yet another beautiful Sunday. Time does fly! Last Sunday, I wrote a post about my healthy orange smoothie and how I spent a lazy day indoors with tv shows and things like that. This Sunday I decided to do something different.

Today was beautiful weather, with blue sky, sun and 13 plus degrees celsius. Therefore, I decided to take a long walk to the places I have never been before. With other words – explore the city!

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Exploration OOTD.

I have to tell you, it was so much fun. I discovered some pretty amazing places, where I could see part of panorama view of the city, also some smaller streets with old houses and really loud and beautiful waterfall. Also instead of smoothie I drank a bit too much delicious latte at my brothers place. No regrets!

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I definitely recommend to explore the unknown streets, because it is the best way to find beautiful spots and places that should be visited by You! So let`s go!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

City Life Vibes

Many sounds, sirens and talks,

Varieties, choices and pace you have to keep.

Open your window in the morning and feel the flow,

Transport passing by and people rushing to places,

It can get crowded, but possible to walk slowly.

Those who do, carry a coffee cup or a gym bag,

Routines in place.

Take the tram, the longest route,

To feel the flow,

Of life going somewhere.

People with ambitions, dreams and wishes,

People who laugh, cry, love, eat and pray.

Variety of people, styles and vibes.

Stores, restaurants, cafes, parks, museums

And everything else, all in one place.

I love it and wouldn’t change a thing!

Big City Life, the place to be at!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Sunday Funday – Unexpected Trip

Wonderful readers,

What did You do this Sunday? I had a very unexpected and fun Sunday, so why not share it with you?

Me and my guy, we were talking about going for our typical Sunday walk the day before. We have a tradition, to take walks together on Sundays, if he is not at work. So we headed out the door. We walked and enjoyed the city life, grabbed Chai Latte (because Sunday date without it, is not quite the same)… 😀 And then he suggested something unusual – to take a boat to one of the islands. How fun, I thought! So we took one of the ferries (we didn’t even look where the ferry was going) and headed for adventure!

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Unexpected trips are the best, even those that take place very close by. It was so much fun to see where we arrived, to walk around and enjoy colourful autumn leaves and beautiful sunset. Therefore, If you had a quiet day at home this Sunday, I suggest you to take an adventurous tour around your city next Sunday! Enjoy Life!

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Let`s inspire each other!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Stop for awhile

The view that makes you stop for awhile,

Dream, hope and smile over.

Beautiful combination, eye relaxation,

Horizon and front, perfectly done.

 

Quality of the view gives you energy to create,

Beautiful things that make you unique.

Always stop for the views you like,

Even 10 seconds can give you sparkly kite,

Into your deepest wishes and dreams.

 

You say, you are busy, you have to run,

However, right now,

You can be here for a little while.

Therefore I captured you the view.

Stop for awhile.

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iPhone quality.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Active Sunday

Wonderful readers,

Better late than never right? So, on Sunday, we finally managed to take our bicycles out for a ride! Why it took so long? Well, my tires were out of air and the pump didn’t fit my bicycle. Excuses, I know.

However, I am very happy that Sunday was the day! It took some effort to get those tires fixed, but when you really want something, you do everything to achieve it.

Such a good feeling when you feel the wind in your hair and sun on your face while you fly through the city. Oslo has some wonderful bicycle paths. We took one by the sea, that goes all the way to the island. The weather was beautiful and mood on top! It was quite hard to keep my eyes on the road, since the nature views were amazing, with the sea in the horizon and many many yachts in front.

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Walking in sync with each other.

Beautiful people, stay active, or start being more active. Walk when you can, take bike rides, take stairs, put on some medium loud music and simply dance at home! And you know what, you will feel much better. So, better late than never! 🙂 Choose to be active today!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Summer Memory Collection

Summer went by so fast,

It is nothing new, You would like to say.

You have been working for days,

Forgetting you had breaks,

Was your holiday great?

Did you swim in the sea, saw dolphins and bee? Did you eat a lot ice cream and danced watching sunsets at the beach? Did you laugh with your friends and had so much fun with your love, or maybe you have discovered a book you really liked that you couldn’t stop to read?

No matter what you did, the most important thing is to keep those memories and don’t be sad that this summer leaves. Smile because it happened. It is great to remember it, but don’t live in those memories. Put those in the box and open a new box. Because you will collect some new memories, just as beautiful and exciting. This is my memory collection of my summer trip to Lithuania. 🙂

Summer went by so fast, but these wonderful memories will definitely last! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

 

 

Game of Thrones Travel Destinations

Wonderful readers,

Do we have any Game of Thrones fans here? I bet we have! As the season finale has passed our windows, I thought it would be awesome to look at some beautiful real life destinations all fans should visit. And not only fans, as these locations are very beautiful, even without seeing them in sentimental filming location spotlight.

I am actually not a big Game of Thrones fan, but I find it very fascinating and beautifully made both story and screening wise. Also around two years ago, I wrote an exam about one of the episodes at my University. I had to analyse it deeply and I still remember this experience as one of the most interesting and exciting. This show really has very special and epic vibe.

So let`s get inspired by these beautiful destinations! If you are currently planning your next trip, you should definitely look closer at this!

Split, Croatia   

Try to trace the filming locations in Split, Croatia, while taking long walks in those narrow streets.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

It should be easier to trace the locations in Dubrovnik, since many scenes were filmed there. Here you can see King`s Landing, Old Town, Outside the Walls of Old Town and Baroque Stairs.

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Northern Ireland

Take a walk in this beautiful path and feel the aura. This place is recognisable as the Kings Road.

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Castle Ward was used for various of scenes featuring Stark Family. Castle Ward`s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell in the series.

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Azure Window, Malta

This beautiful Limestone rock formation arch is one of Malta`s most famous on the island of Gozo. It got even more famous after Game of Thrones used it as one of their filming locations. It was featured in season 1, episode 1.

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Essaouira, Morocco

Season 3 was filmed in this historical coastal town, located two hours west of Marrakech. Sunny and sandy town of North Africa is definitely worth a visit.

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Iceland

Extreme cold and spectacular landscapes were filmed in Iceland throughout all of their seasons. Iceland represents snow covered regions North of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Which of these places would you like to visit?

Personally, I would like to explore those streets in Split, Croatia the most. ❤ All of these photos were taken from Google.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Creating Memories

Hello readers,

I just realised I haven’t posted the video of me and my friend having fun in June, when she was visiting me for a couple of days.

It is so wonderful to have friendships that you know will last. Friendships where you can be completely yourself and simply get yourself loose having fun in your way. This video is about nothing, and at the same time about everything that friendship gives to you. Also we were exploring Oslo while taking breaks on the benches, having ice coffee and doing other things. We were also lucky enough to grab one of those sightseeing trains completely for free. Therefore, sightseeing views are included!

In the video you see famous places in Oslo, such as Ekeberg Park, The Royal Palace, Palace Park, Aker Brygge, City Hall, Panorama view of Oslo and different sculptures and flowers.

We didn’t film that much since it is easy to forget in the process. However, I always try to think how much fun I will have creating, putting together these clips and looking back at them.  Therefore, make yourself memories that will last. Photos, videos, letters, things you will look at and remember that exact moment which will bring out a smile. Choose one of the following or create something else valuable for you and make it a tradition! 🙂

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Over the horizon. 
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Palace Park.
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Cute summer nails.
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Panorama View.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Let`s go hiking!

Mountains are very beautiful with views that take your breath away. However, as I am a city girl, I have never been a fan of mountains or hiking. But when you live in Norway, you simply have to try it!

So we hiked for about 3 hours to a mountain called Gaustatoppen (1883 metres), situated near the city called Rjukan in Norway. This mountain is considered as the highest mountain in the area Telemark. The way up was covered in stones as it made the way up quite unstable. We took a family path up, but you can also take more advanced and extreme one, if you are an enthusiast and well experienced in hiking. The views were of course magnificent and many people were hiking in front of us and behind us. There is also a cable car (Gaustabanen) which can take you to the top!

At times it seemed a bit tough on the legs, but other than that it wasn’t that bad. Mostly it was really really cold. Especially on the top. So be sure to bring some warm clothes. It depends on the day of course, but we hiked in July and it was still really cold.

To summarise it all, it was a different, beautiful and fun experience which I will remember for life! Enjoy the photos. 🙂

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The top of the mountain still far away in front of us.
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Look at all those people hiking, they look so small.
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The path.
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Look who joined us to the mountains – Teddy!

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Finally!
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Why not wear some bright pink to the mountains! And do not forget your smile!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Flower Bouquet

When you get a beautiful flower bouquet even on vacation. ❤ This is the story about it…

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That day in the beginning of July, we decided to go kart racing in Klaipeda (gokartas.lt). We`ve been planning to do it for a long time. Finally, we arrived at the place and excitement was slowly rising. The woman who worked there told us to wait for the next round. She told us to come in, as I say, their little house, where you suppose to pay, register your name, put your purse into the locker and pick up a helmet. So we sat outside, watching other people riding both fast and slow, listened to the sounds karting cars were making and we were widely smiling while waiting for our turn.

Then suddenly the lady told us to come inside to register our names and pay for the ride. We realised that we didn’t have any more cash, only money on the card. Most places take cards nowadays, but unfortunately that wasn’t that kind of place. She told us that they only take cash. Well, that was a bit disappointing, but luckily a food store with a mini bank was situated close by. So no worries, we went there.

On the way to the minibank, near the store, we saw some elders selling their garden goodies to the people passing by. An old lady looked at us and said that she only got one bouquet left that she wanted to sell that day. She looked at my guy and ask if he wanted to buy those flowers for me. Beautiful wild flowers looked and smelled simply heavenly. He looked at me and smiled, handed the lady a couple of euros that she asked for the flowers and with that simple action made two women really happy that evening! 😀 The old woman immediately started packing and could finally go home. And me, well, I couldn’t stop smiling and took a bunch of photos!

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After kart racing we were full of adrenaline and decided to buy a take away pizza. And tell me, what could be better than eating pizza on the beach by a beautiful Baltic Sea. The sea water was quite still which is rare and the sunset we got to see was shiny and beautiful.

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This story just once again reminds us that everything happens for a reason! Leave me a comment, I would love to read your thoughts and stories!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana