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A Short Break from Timisoara in Paulis

Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 | Views [26]

On the calendar there was highlighted a random holiday on a Tuesday, Children’s day I believe ( I’m still waiting for the day they celebrate Uncles), but what use is a holiday on a Tuesday? However, once in a while something good happens ... Read more >


Photos: A Short Break from Timisoara in Paulis

Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Steam Trains and Wooden Churches in Maramures

Monday, 3 May 2021 | Views [43]

The next morning we had time to look around Gura Humor, even if we hadn’t had time, we could have looked round as it only took a few minutes There was absolutely nothing to see in the town so we headed to the bus station to get the bus to Vesus ... Read more >


Photos: Steam Trains and Wooden Churches in Maramures

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Suceava and the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 | Views [39]

Our next destination after Iasi was to visit the painted monasteries of Bucovina. These UNESCO world heritage sites are not so easy to visit by public transport so we decided to splash out for a tour, and the best place to organise this was Suceava. ... Read more >


Photos: Suceava and the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Iasi

Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Overnight Train to Iasi

Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Views [26]

Emma had a week off for the Orthodox Easter holiday so it was time to head out and explore more of the fascinating country that is Romania. Our plan was to head as far away from Timisoara as we could by direct train and then meander our way back over ... Read more >


Photos: Easter Weekend in Oradea

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Easter Weekend in Oradea

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 | Views [36]

The quarantine restrictions in Timisoara were relaxed just in time for the long Catholic Easter weekend. Not sure why we were let out as the covid cases hadn’t gone down in the 2 week shut down, but we weren’t going to argue as it meant we ... Read more >


Into the Mountains and Checking out the Capital

Monday, 1 Mar 2021 | Views [48]

It was Emma’s half term and just after my birthday, so we decided to head out to explore some more of the beautiful country of Romania and have a bit of a treat to celebrate my recent ageing event. The plan was to head to the mountains and try ... Read more >


Photos: Into the Mountains and Checking Out the Capital

Monday, 1 Mar 2021 | Photo Gallery


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New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 | Views [124]

After a quiet Christmas in our flat in Timisoara we opted for a change of scene and headed north to Romania’s second biggest city for a short city-break. Cluj, or Cluj-Napoca to give it the full Sunday-best title is another lovely medieval Transylvanian ... Read more >


Photos: New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 | Views [126]

It was a long weekend or ‘bridge’ as they call it in Romania, so we took the chance to explore more of this wonderful country. The holiday consisted of St Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of Romania and the National Day, which was when ... Read more >


Photos: Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Stroll along the Bega River

Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Sibiu

Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 | Views [107]

We awoke on our last day in Brasov to very inclement weather so there was no rush to get up. Our train to Sibiu wasn’t due to depart until the early afternoon but luckily we didn’t have to check out of the apartment until midday. So, we could ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Sibiu

Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Day trip to Dracula's Castle

Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | Views [71]

Apparently you can not visit Brasov without visiting Castel Bran, aka Dracula’s Castle , located in the small village of Bran some 28 km’s southwest of the city. So who were we to argue and we planned a day trip to see the infamous castle.... Read more >


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