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Royal Endeavors – Sights and Delights: The Flavors of Istanbul

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“Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archeologist, diplomat and merchant, princess and sailor, northerner and westerner screams with same admiration. The whole world thinks that this city is the most beautiful place on earth.”

– Edmondo De Amicis

Ladies and gentlemen,

One thing is certain – never have I delivered so many Royal Endeavors signature episodes than in the past year, which, on an individual level, proves my increasing level of self-awareness and demonstrates an unshakable dedication to provide generous knowledge and solid inspiration for my beloved audience.
That is because Royal Endeavors is a lifestyle concept, a unique form of giving what has been taken with an extra touch of artistry, a refined channel to convey insights for impact and subconsciously convert the non-believers to a superior form of being one with their surrounding beauty, a belief that seeks to powerfully support and gently transform the collective perspective on the Art of Living in alignment with Honor, Purpose and Authenticity.

I warmly invite you to walk closely during this fabulous journey, which will be rather short, as I am planning to provide my precious insights for The Ultimate Shopping Guide in Istanbul separately. Please take into account it was probably my third time visiting this breathtaking city, therefore some of its main attractions which I strongly advise you to consider on your first time will not be covered at this time. For example, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower, Süleymaniye Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Maiden’s Tower are an absolute must, although I haven’t included them in the tales of this 6 days tour. Nevertheless, I promise to delight you with the majestic Hagia Sophia, all three Bazaars, a Bosphorus Cruise sprinkled with visual memories, a glimpse of the somptuos Beylerbeyi Palace and the incredible Intangible World Heritage Dervish Experience at Hodjapasha Theatre.

Let’s indulge together in the immense greatness of this unforgettable city, which never ceases to fascinate millions of tourists every year with its majestic architecture and luxurious experiences. One visit is never enough to taste its mystical flavors and enjoy the fabulous sightseeing therefore you can always find another reason to wander around its vibrant streets and connect to the energy of its intense living.

“To the one in the skies, this city must look like a scintillating pattern of speckled glows in all directions, like a firecracker going off amid thick darkness. Right now the urban pattern glowing here is in hues of orange, ginger, and ochre. It is a configuration of sparkles, each dot a light lit by someone awake at this hour. From where the Celestial Gaze is situated, from that high above, all these sporadically lit bulbs must seem in perfect harmony, constantly flickering, as if coding a cryptic message to God.”
– Elif Shafak

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Royal Endeavors – Iulia Hasdeu Castle

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Hello sweethearts,

Weirdly enough, I keep releasing Royal Endeavors exclusive episodes this summer, much more frequent than before, when I was focused on conveying my message regarding self-esteem, self-image and confidence through the signature Princessa Petra photo shootings.
I assume I have reached that level of inner peace to shift the perspective from showing off myself and my accurate sense of fashion to being of service to others through emotional self-expression and spiritual storytelling. #iLoveMyLife

Thank you for bearing with me – it has been an intense journey matching the spiritual knowledge and divine wisdom I receive through inner channels and personal revelations to the external Universe, which reflected my energy blueprint, the one that was and still is a work in progress, by shedding off the facets of the fragmented reality that I did not own but it was imposed to me, to the level I am currently on – one of positive (self) manifestation, limitless blessings and unconditional love.

The real deal is to have the insight and the desire to overcome limitations is not enough to secure the success of transformation; we need to be ready and aligned with the greatest good – if you are wondering what the stars have in store for you. Apparently all which does not serve me comes tumbling down as I am done going through. I am not energetically welcomed to contexts which defy my freedom and question my frequency. I am denied access to where I do not belong and there is no turning back to the old, as farther I would look back but I don’t.

The particular journey I took to Campina for an extended weekend of team work, in order to obtain my Project Manager certification, recognized by the National Authority for Qualifications (ANC) has played an important role in the realization I have healed from the negativity coming through from a toxic corporate environment which failed to match my positive intentions and growth mindset.
It had validated all my assumptions and past actions of what I thought to be a real team player acting from a genuine positive leadership position and a respectable frame of thought. And that is not all – that is just an expected professional accomplishment matching my experience and expertise – the real deal was having the chance to take a step forward in my career and have the long awaited chance to visit Iulia Hasdeu Castle in Campina, which has been on my bucket list ever since I found out about its fabulous esoteric history and the spiritist activity which it hosted, the first I know to ever have been recorded in Romania.

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Royal Endeavors – Heritage Instameet Bucharest

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I am deeply touched to finally reach the strength and solitude to convey a breathtaking Royal Endeavors episode dedicated to Romania’s highly valued cultural patrimony, which I was more than grateful to have intimately discovered thanks to the Cronicari Digitali Heritage Instameet movement. You do not realize how I deeply appreciate the mysterious ways of how the Universe reacts to my wishes and the planets aligning for the opportunity to follow my intuition when I randomly came across Cronicari Digitali page on Facebook and saw what a spectacular tour of Bucharest’s iconic landmarks they are hosting, right in the Gemini season!

The reason I was so thrilled was because I have always included majestic architectural masterpieces into my photo shootings across the years, but I did not know such an instagram movement exists, whose purpose is to unite artists and content creators from all over the country, whose footsteps would be guided on the path to greatness in order to promote the glorious cultural heritage of Romania.

This exclusive tour was a wonderful opportunity for me to find a tribe whose values I deeply share. It was my first Heritage Instameet experience and I was thrilled to be surrounded by people I have so much to learn from. The tour provided insights to four fabulous iconic buildings some of the most beautiful in the country pertaining to Romania’s cultural heritage:

🏟️ Romanian Athenaeum
🏦 National Bank of Romania Museum
🏛️ Frederic and Cecilia Cuțescu-Storck Art Museum
🏠 Ilie I. Niculescu-Dorobanțu Residence

As I am aware the internet is rich in historical facts regarding the monumental architectural gems of Bucharest, I will solely document some interesting facts and a representative pictures I personally took of them in order to incite your insatiable curiosity to find out more by yourselves and to spark the desire to embark on your own Heritage Instameet experience. 

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Royal Endeavors – Glasgow

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My esteemed audience,

For your kind information, my Scottish adventures are not yet completed – I have many more fascinating legends to share with you all. I find it hard to keep it simple because I enjoy writing so much.
The act of writing is a relaxing method to invest myself creatively in doing what I love, which is expanding my knowledge and perfecting my English skills. It is the most resourceful opportunity I have found to keep track of my progress in all areas of life through time.

It must be that introvert aspect of my Gemini personality that is outshined through this particular creative endeavor, but I find much confort in expressing myself by the power of the written word.

Writing is, nevertheless, one of the most effective tools of manifestation – just think about it – because even though I am reflecting on my memories, I am symbolically rewriting my past in the same time, which also conditions how I will present the memories in the future.
And that is by all means true – a solid proof the past, present and future exist in the same time, a fact scientifically proven by Quantum Physics, although my mind is not searching for evidence, but rather sensing information with my soul.

My fascination for the extraordinary is so deep that I avoid demystifying it – I just trust my intuition when I feel something is right.
As solemn as it might seem, I will invest my spiritual legacy further in the upcoming Grace posts, as soon as I complete my mission with proof of my vision towards the majestic value which visiting Scotland added to my life.

We will start this new journey with “just a few words” about Glasgow.
Glasgow is world renowned for its art, architecture and culture, with more than 20 museums, most of which offer free admission to the general public.
It hosts three world class universities within a three mile radius and over 90 green spaces throughout the city which explains the Gaelic meaning behind the city’s name: ‘dear green place’.

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Royal Endeavors – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Just when you probably thought the Royal Endeavors – Scotland adventures got all of my creative juice flowing while enchanting your perception in my previous yet marvelous episodes, I dare to challenge you again with yet another fantastic masterpiece revolving around one of Glasgow’s most popular free visitor attraction – Kelvingrove Art Museum and Gallery. 

By now, you might be well aware of the awe, amazement and respect I proudly stand in for Scotland, a country which I solemnly appreciate for its magical, mythical and mystical relevance and absolutely praise for its healthy endeavors, such as doctors prescribing quality time to be spent in nature for a series of conditions raging from depression to diabetes and treating knife crime among young people as health issue, an inspired strategy which has led to a dramatic decrease in stabbings across the country. If these facts don’t impress you, I don’t know what will but I am giving it a try anyway.

By now, I have taken you higher on the wings of good fortune and wild imagination above two of Scotland’s most famous and impressive castles, Stirling and Inveraray. We have admired the world famous Unicorn Tapestries together and cat-walked elegantly through extravagant decors pertaining to the iconic Duke of Argyll Gothic Revival country mansion, we have deepened the symbolical meaning enriching the historical references and mystified every peculiar detail in order to set the tone high for the fabulous surprises forthcoming. 

Now it is time for another superb jewel embellishing Scotland’s crown of significance, the outstanding Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the country’s most visited free attraction. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant, as you will have the pleasure to discover in my dedicated blog post.
They include natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history and much more. Welcome to Heaven, my Lords of the Isles!

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Royal Endeavors – Château de Versailles

AAB0AF35-B615-480F-A7F8-2A9660C58DC5“When a Frenchman reads of the garden of Eden, I do not doubt but he concludes it was something approaching to that of Versailles, with clipped hedges, berceaus, and trellis work.”
– Horace Walpole

My beloved audience,

As much as you would like to go on and on and on about so many exquisite locations to visit around the world, the highlight of them all in regards to decadent opulence and gold is the fabulous Palais de Versailles, Château or whatever you want to name it – the crown jewel of France – Heaven on Earth. Dripping with gilt and marble, the colossal palace was the singular vision of Louis XIV, the almighty Sun King, whose lavish, lusty lifestyle mirrored his global ambition for France in the 17th century. It is one of the most distinguished palaces that enchanted my thirst for Beauty, Myth and Glory with an impressive story to tell – claimed and acclaimed an UNESCO World Heritage Site (1979) –  a place of legend and lore which will never cease to impress millions of tourists yearly with its pompous and luxurious style. All that glitters is gold.

“To the public imagination, Versailles is the epitome of opulence,” said Louise Boisen Schmidt, a Denmark-based writer at This is Versailles. “It represents an age in French history of both France’s rise as a fashion and power center as well as the dramatic — and bloody — decline of the monarchy.”

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