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Walk in the Woods and Going back in Time in Romania

ROMANIA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Views [27]

This weekend saw heading out to explore Padurea Verde or the Green Forest. This is a woodland area on the North East edge of Timisoara in the Dumbravita district. It was a cold chilly but bright day as we set of on the 5 km walk across the city following ... Read more >


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ROMANIA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Day Trip to Arad

ROMANIA | Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Views [35] | Comments [2]

This weekend we thought we would spread our wings a bit and explore somewhere outside of Timisoara. We didn’t want to venture too far but we did want to check out the Romanian railway system ahead of a planned longer trip at half term, restrictions ... Read more >


Photos: Day Trip to Arad

ROMANIA | Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring along the Bega River and the Fabric District

ROMANIA | Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 | Views [31]

Our explorations of Timisoara this weekend took us down to the Bega River and south of the city to wander around the Fabric District. The Bega River that flows through the city is actually a man-made canal which diverted flood water from the Bega River ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring along the Bega River and the Fabric District

ROMANIA | Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Craft Beers at a Communist Museum

ROMANIA | Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Views [13]

This weekend we thought we would venture south of the river and explore a different area of town. Our focus for the afternoon was to find the Communist Consumer Museum which I had read about and sounded intriguing. We wandered down into town through ... Read more >


Photos: The Communist Consumer Museum.

ROMANIA | Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring around Piata Victoriei

ROMANIA | Monday, 31 Aug 2020 | Views [25]

One of the main squares in Timisora is Piata Victoriei and is well worth exploring. This square is where the uprising in Romania started in 1989, hence the name, Victory Square. You can still see bullet holes in the building that now houses McDonalds ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring around Piata Victoriei

ROMANIA | Monday, 31 Aug 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Settling into our New Flat

ROMANIA | Monday, 24 Aug 2020 | Views [10]

Finding a flat in Timisoara was pretty quick and straight forward. We had had a look online before leaving the Uk for the type of accommodation available and Emma’s school put us in touch with an agent. We ended up staying a week in the old town ... Read more >


First Impressions of Timisoara

ROMANIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2020 | Views [25]

The journey to Timisoara started with an overnight stay in Luton. Yep, our trips often start badly. The only direct flights to Timisoara are from the optimistically named London Luton Airport. Either Lorraine Chase is not good at geography or the Airport ... Read more >


Photos: First Impressions of Timisoara

ROMANIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Moving to Romania

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 | Views [15]

Well we were always going to be leaving Ethiopia at the end of the school year in June 2020 as Emma would have been there for 3 years, and that is enough of a spell in Addis. However, we didn’t expect to be moving to Romania in August 2020. Back ... Read more >


Covid Lockdown in the Peak District

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 | Views [15]

As the global pandemic started to spread and the first cases were being reported in Ethiopia it was time to think about what to do. Emma’s school announced it was closing and all the advice seemed to say that the Ethiopian health care system couldn’... Read more >


Photos: Covid Lockdown in the Peak District

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Celebrating on The Kenyan Coast

KENYA | Friday, 28 Feb 2020 | Views [15]

Emma had a short break for half term at the end of Feb so we thought we would use it as an excuse to celebrate my 50th birthday which was a couple of weeks previously. The actual day of my birthday was a write off as I had Addisitus and was sick as a ... Read more >


Photos: Celebrating on the Kenyan Coast

KENYA | Friday, 28 Feb 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Town for the Cricket with The Barmy Army

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 13 Jan 2020 | Views [12]

After spending a fantastic Christmas and new year at Morley House in Bathurst catching up with friends, it was time to head to Cape Town to watch the new year test at Newlands between South Africa and England. I have always wanted to watch a test match ... Read more >


Photos: Cape Town for the Cricket

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 12 Jan 2020 | Photo Gallery


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