Can we please please talk about Dark on Netflix?





I don't want to spoil you but if you didn't watch it, please close this page, go and watch it!!! Then come back and lets talk about it !!!

Im not supposed to tell this but in the middle of my tests month i did a crazy marathon on Netflix. I read about Dark a couple of times, people said its was a darker Stranger Things. And ... i don't like horror TV, it scares me and then i can't sleep but i wanted to watch and i loved Stranger Things, plus i have a thing for foreign TV shows so i gave it a try.

Oh my god ... i watched it all in a weekend. It has nothing to do with Stranger Things, come on! Just because it involves a group of kids and a nuclear plant ?
In any case, i loved it so so so much! Of course it drove me crazy and now i can't stop thinking about how it ended and what's is going to happen (2nd season, please!) .. i have so many questions but at the same time they answered most of them.

When i was over i had to google the scientific background ... hahaha because yeah i'm such a nerd.

And it's NOT scary!
To put it down, it's a story about a town where some kid disappears just like another one did in the past ... then .. i dont know ... watch it. I can't say anymore. It will worth your time!

I really enjoy that the adults are actually adults.

And remember ... the question is not where ... is WHEN.

Its all about the quality - Growing my own vegetables at home


Yes, it's not about the price because when a vegetable is on season it's kinda cheap. But it's all about the quality and the flavour.
That's why i´ve been working on my Urban Garden (its an allotment if i have it at home?) for a couple of years now.
I think i turned that way after becoming a chef. I wanted to try some things that green groceries didn't have, and if i can't find something i make it. In this case i planted it.

It's not something easy. I moved the garden a  few times until i found the best location for it and from that day it grow up until what it is today.

But since i started studying again, work and life ... it was hard to pay it all the attention it needs. So i neglected it all winter. Just planted broccoli and cabbage, both worked amazing and i did nothing, yay for me.
The thing is, now its a mess ... i have the seedlings ready to move in for like 2 weeks but i can't find the time to clean the beds. And i have final tests coming in a week so ... can my days have 48 hours please?

I was cleaning like there is no tomorrow this weekend and i managed to move it some tomato. basil and cucumber. I have a goal, to eat as much salads as i can this summer, but if i don't put my hands inside the garden it wont happen.

We will see how they grow... luckily for me summer started later this year and it gave me extra time.

I can't stop watching tv series ... and i have final tests soon !! #Help



Netflix "told" me to watch Glitch several months ago but for some reason i didn't do it. I guess it was because i watched Les Revenants and i was afraid it was similar.
But last Saturday i decided to give it a try and in less than 24hs i finished the first season. What??? Yeah, but it had only six episodes and it wasn't like i had to study for the 165487254852 final tests i have soon ... well, yeah i had to study but in my defense, this little brain needs holidays because at some point i'm reading and reading and not getting anything.
Lets go back to Glitch ... it was not scary (thanks!), it has nothing to do with Les Revenants and it's amazing! I don't want to spoil anything but to keep it short, six people came back to life, they literally emerged from their graves. 
The story behind each character is great, the acting is brilliant and it's Australian so it was fun to see some actors from other shows I've watched in the past.
Season one is over but hey hey hey season two premieres in a week :) I will have to wait to watch it because i will be busy but anyway!

In other news The Walking Dead is my Monday's date but i don't know. What's going on? It hurt so bad when they killed Glenn and Abraham. I was in shock for weeks. Negan is not a good villain, the actor is great but i just don't think he is as scary as the previous ones, or as Simon. I just want Negan to be dead so we can move to another story. 
At this point i invested so much in each character that it freaks me out who is going to die next. Well job AMC ... well job !!!

Todo Viena // All Vienna!

Keep scrolling down to find the post in english


Llegamos a Viena en micro desde Praga usando la agencia de Student Agency como en otras oportunidades.
El viaje fue muy cómodo, no muy largo, y lo mejor de todo es que la estación de Bus está a solo unas pocas estaciones de Subte del Hotel que elegimos! Como arribamos un Domingo, no había mucha gente, bueno, en realidad no había casi nadie ... solo unas maquinas para sacar los boletos y turistas perdidos!

Por suerte tenía algunas monedas y pude sacar sin ningun problema el pasaje (La maquina tambien usaba tarjetas de crédito, y estaba en varios idiomas, fué muy facil de usar).

En subte, como dije, fueron solo unas paradas! Ni las sentí ... y al bajar con mi mapita de google maps en mano (no había encontrado aun ningún folleto y no tenia wi fi y y y ....) intentamos encontrar el hotel, lo cual fue una odisea! Porque a todos los que les preguntamos nos mandaron a un lugar diferente! Y es que Viena tiene mil calles pequeñas que al ser un recién llegado te pueden confundir, pero finalmente un grupo de nativos nos indico el camino correcto y llegamos al Meininger Downtown Sissi !!

Es uno de los hoteles mas económicos (y dentro de esta sección mejor ubicados).
Podemos ir caminando al centro, o  tomar el subte a pocas cuadras.
Lo bueno del hotel es que tiene lavarropas por 3e la tanda y un comedor/cocina de uso gratuito para que los hospedados puedan cocinarse, guardar alimentos etc.
Es un Hotel/Hostel, y pese a eso, las habitaciones son silenciosas, muy buena atencion (mapas siempre disponibles, wifi gratis) y bella decoración. Mi acompañante de viaje lo tiene catalogado como uno de los hoteles que mas le gusto en este sentido.

Y detalle MUY importante, un supermercado a la vuelta! Golazo!





St. Stephen's Cathedral

Como el día en que llegamos era Domingo no había muchas cosas abiertas (Supermercados y varios negocios cerrados), pero el corazón de Viena estaba lleno de turistas y puestos callejeros (de los que ya hablaremos en otro post).
Las iglesias, edificaciones, monumentos, y estatuas que parecen salidas de las mejores historias mitológicas junto con los carruajes en cada esquina que nos transportan a un cuentos de hadas, hacen de Viena un lugar único.
Lujo por donde camines ... eso si!
Como el Hotel Sacher, del que hablé en otro post.



Es una ciudad que se puede recorrer caminando. Quizás pensas que ya no hay nada mas que ver y de golpe te encontras edificaciones que te dejan con la boca abierta!


Parques inmensos en donde quizas te pasa como a mi, y te encontras la estatua de Mozart!!


Los jardines son de ensueño, encontramos un Rosedal que como lo dice su nombre tenia rosas de todo tipo y colores, cientos de variedades!
Les saque millones de fotos!!! Pero ninguna les hace justicia!


Y hacia dias habia terminado el tan famoso Eurovisión ... la verdad que si bien conozco el festival no estaba ni enterada de que fue ahi, pero los escenarios desarmados y las figuras me hicieron descubrirlo pronto!!!


El mercado, Naschmarkt,  de Viena es un lugar que deben visitar SI O SI, ya voy a hacer un post mas completo sobre todo lo gastronómico. Es un sueño, muchas frutos no pudimos comprar porque nos íbamos al otro dia, pero probamos algunos platos típicos y compramos cositas Asiáticas para traer (porque así de locos somos).



No podía terminar el post sin 2 cosas fundamentales... y una es La Opera!!!
No te preocupes que no te vas a olvidar de esto, en los alrededores de la Opera hay cientos de personas vestidas de época ofreciendo entradas. (Esto puede llegar a ser molesto si caminamos las calles en varias oportunidades pero bueno, pasa en todo el mundo)

Y si vas con el bolsillo ajustado, un par de horas antes de la función se arma una fila especial en donde podes sacar la entrada por unos pocos Euros, estas parado, si,
 pero por el precio es una ganga!
Lamentablemente cuando fuimos era un mundo de gente, había una obra muy popular y ya desde la mañana la cola se había formado con sillitas y todo ... otra vez sera!

Pero!! Y atención! Hay que hacer el tour interno de la Opera!
Para mas información sobre el tour podes visitar Wiener-staatsoper.at. Hay guias en español!

Gracias Maria Wiesinger por su ayuda!


Nuestro guía, Chileno, un genio! Nos contó todo el detrás de escena de las obras mas importantes. Las historias, mitos y secretos de cada uno de los rincones de este incomparable lugar.
Estar parada en el escenario y mirar las butacas fue una experiencia que nunca voy a olvidar! Ver como se mueblen las escenografías ...


Y el broche de oro, el Museo de Freud!
Un recorrido por uno de los lugares en donde Freud atendio, vivió y donde también pasaron tantas cosas.


Ahhh!!!
Crucen la calle y busquen el local de mercado de pulgas! Hay cosas bellisimas por centavos!!
Me traje algunas ... ojala pudiera volver a ir ...


Gracias a Olivia Divjak del departamento de turismo de Viena por su ayuda.
Para mas información no dudes en visitar Vienna.info, alli vas a encontrar TODO lo que necesitas par aplanear tu viaje a Vienna

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VIENNA



We arrived to Vienna by bus from Prague using Student Agency ´s bus like in other opportunities.

The trip was very comfortable, not very long, and best of all, the bus station is just a few subway stations from the hotel we chose! 
As we arrived on a Sunday, there were not many people, well, actually there was hardly anyone at the station ... just a machine to get tickets and lost tourists.

Luckily I had some money to get my tickets and could get out without any problem (The machine also uses credit cards, and it has the option to change languages, its very easy to use).

By subway, as I said, they were only a few stops! We arrived ... and down with my little printed map of google maps in hand (we couldnt find any brochure at the station and i had no wi fi .... buuuu me) i tried to find the hotel, which was a little hell because everyone we asked where the street was, sent us to a different place! Vienna has thousands of small streets that (being a newcomer) may confuse you, but finally a group of natives showed us the right path and we finally arrived at the Meininger Downtown Sissi !!

It is one of the cheapest (and within this section the best located) hotels. 
We can walk downtown, or take the subway a few blocks away.

The good thing is that the hotel has a washing machine for aound 3e and a dining / kitchen space, free for the everyone where you can cook, store food etc. 
It is a Hotel / Hostel, despite that, the rooms are silent, the attention is great (maps always available, free wifi) and beautiful decoration.

And a very important detail, the supermarket is around the corner! Goal!

Visita al Museo del Palacio Lobkowicz y su restaurante en Praga

Find the review in english at the end of this post


Tuvimos la grata experiencia de ser invitados a visitar el museo del Palacio Lobkowicz , el cual se encuentra dentro del Castillo de Praga.
Lamentablemente dentro del Palacio no se pueden sacar fotos lo que por un lado es bueno ya que no sabia que esperar ... y me sorprendi mucho!!!

El tour cuenta con audio-guias en todos los idiomas y para mi alegria el audio en castellano venia de la voz de un Argentino :)




Caminar por esos cuartos y ver cada una de las muestras es algo que hay que hacer en Praga! No solo para conocer la historia de una de las familias mas importantes de Europa si no para vivir o al menos imaginarse como fue evolucionando la ciudad, que aportes le realizaron a Praga y como gracias a ellos pudimos escuchar obras maestras de Beethoven y Mozart (Si si, tienen partituras originales).



No puedo dejar de recomendarles el recorrido, es muy enriquecedor!
La sala de los pajaros, de las joyas, de las armaduras ... un placer para los ojos!

El gift shop tiene todo tipo de souvenirs y objetos de diseño para que podamos llevarnos re recuerdo. Nosotros elegimos un Te en hebras saborizado y un paraguas porque llovia mucho y no habiamos llevado!! ;)



Para finalizar el recorrido decidimos ir a almorzar al restaurante del Museo.
Un vino caliente especiado (muy muy rico), la cerveza propia del lugar, sopa, goulash, cheesecake y una vista inigualable hicieron del almuerzo algo inolvidable!




El servicio 10 puntos, cada plato llego en cuestión de segundos, presentacion impecable y sabores perfectos!



Para más información: Lobkowicz-palace.com


REVIEW: Lobkowicz Palace´s Museum and Restaurant

We had the pleasure of being invited to visit the Lobkowicz Palace´s Museum, which is located within Prague´s Castle.

Unfortunately, inside the place you cant take photos but its not all bad because i didnt know that to expect .... and when i walked inside i was very surprised !!!

The tour has audio-guides in all languages ​, of course my choice was spanish and it was lovely to find out the voice was from an Argentine ;) Its very complete and professional! I think one of the best audio guides i´ve ever had.

Walking through these rooms and seeing all the treasures and secrets inside each one is something you have to do in Prague! 
Not only for the history of one of the most important families in Europe, also to know how the city evolved thanks to their contributions. 
Just an example, they have some masterpieces of Beethoven and Mozart (Originals)... and do you wanna know why the have them? And why we must thank them? ... Yeah, you will have to visit the Museum!

I  have to recommend the tour, it is very rewarding!
The room with the birds, jewels, valves ... its all a pleasure for the eyes!

The gift shop has all kinds of souvenirs and design objects to bring back home. We got a bag of a special tea blend and an unbrella, because it was rainning a lot outside!

To end the tour we decided to go to have lunch at the Restaurant.
(Very yummy) mulled wine, the house´s beer, soup, goulash, cheesecake and a unique view made the lunch unforgettable!
The service was 10 points, each dish came in seconds, flawless presentation and perfect flavors !

For more information visit  Lobkowicz-palace.com