Category Romania

A mountain rest

Week 39 – A Stone Star and Summer Grass

19th – 25th May 2014 A star in the west This week we slowed down considerably.  Our week started with Bogdan and Anna, our Couchsurfing hosts in the city of Alba Iulia, basking in the late spring sun that bathed western Transylvania. Alba Iulia is a gem – a huge amount of work has been […]

Week 38 – Romanian Rhapsody: 25 Fascinating Facts

12th – 18th May 2014 Romania is a fascinating country. The word derives from the Latin Rominus meaning “Citizen of Rome”. It is located on the crossroads of Eastern and Central Europe and has played a significant part in history. We have been sheltered in the warmth of it’s people, felt peace in it’s lush forests, […]

Transylvania

Week 37 – Danube to Dracula

5-11 May 2014 Довиждане Plovidiv… On a chilly and rainy Monday morning, our brief sojourn in Plovdiv drew to an end.  In fact the town seemed to want us to stay, as our hotel manager – a generally friendly and enthusiastic local – failed to arrive back at the hotel at the promised hour to present […]

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