Hotel Review: Casa Grande Mountain Retreat (Puerto Rico, USA)

We chose Casa Grande Mountain Retreat after we decided to head towards Batey Zipline Adventure park on our Puerto Rico road trip back in February 2012. After getting lost for several times (GPS somehow didn’t want to find the location) and arriving there in the middle of the night, we were pleasantly surprised by a welcome sign on our door with the instructions where to find the key. And that key made my Puerto Rico trip even more memorable. Location I was sure that the situation with GPS had gotten better in the past 4 years, but apparently I was wrong 🙂 Check this out: “We do not recommend using a GPS to get to the retreat as GPS directions have […]

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Hotel review: Hotel Ponte Sisto Roma (Rome, Italy)

Ah, Rome. One of the most romantic cities in the world. We decided to spoil ourselves for the weekend, so we searched for a higher classed hotel with excellent guest reviews. We didn’t want any surprises so we booked hotel Ponte Sisto, which was rated as one of the best in the category of four star hotels. Location Hotel Ponte Sisto has a very romantic location near Tibera river which offers a good starting point for sightseeing. It doesn’t offer a direct river view, as it is hidden in the narrow Via dei Pettinari street but it is literally steps away from Ponte Sisto bridge which leads to Trastevere. The closest metro station is around 2 km away, so this […]

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Hotel Review: Boutique hotel Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

Every time I visit Budapest, I choose a hotel close to one of the main bridges and steps away from the charming Vaci utca street. I stayed in Boutique hotel Budapest just for one night in February and the price was more than reasonable for this 4 star hotel. Location Boutique hotel is also known as Zara Boutique hotel and it is conveniently located in So utca 6, just steps away from Vaci utca and a few steps further from the beautiful Liberty Bridge. The location is perfect for exploring Budapest on foot (famous Citadella is just across the bridge,and beautiful Budapest City Market Hall just around the corner) and shopping. The hotel is somehow hidden from the busy traffic […]

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Slovenes abroad: Janez, Auckland (New Zealand)

Janez greets me with “Kia Ora”, which means hello in local Maori language. He is a 28 old structural engineer living in Auckland, New Zealand. He moved there back in November 2014 to broaden his horizon and get experience in earthquake engineering. At the same time he was looking for a country with a good balance of lifestyle and career opportunities. New Zealand was apparently a place to be. Kia Ora, Janez, why New Zealand? Something in the back of my mind was telling me that New Zealand would fit my character best. After living here for the past couple of years I realized that I pulled a right decision. I had some positions lined back home, however I really didn’t […]

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Slovenci v svetu: Janez, Auckland (Nova Zelandija)

“Kia Ora!”, me v lokalnem jeziku Maorov pozdravi Janez, 28-letni gradbeni inženir, ki se je v Auckland preselil novembra 2014. Po študiju se je želel utrditi na področju potresnega inženiringa, hkrati pa je iskal državo z ugodnim razmerjem med kvaliteto življenja in kariernimi priložnostmi. Je bila Nova Zelandija prava izbira? Živjo Janez, tako mlad, pa kar v Novo Zelandijo?  Ja, to sem jaz – vedno v akciji 🙂 Nekje v podzavesti sem čutil, da Nova Zelandija najbolj pristoji mojemu karakterju. Sedaj, po skoraj dveh letih in pol, odkar živim tu, lahko rečem, da sem sprejel pravo odločitev. V Sloveniji sem sicer imel nekaj priložnosti za zaposlitev, ampak so plače v moji branži trenutno relativno slabe. Kot gradbeni inženir prevzemaš veliko odgovornost […]

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