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Ten Reasons to Come to Romania

Saturday, 5 Nov 2011 | Views [6922]

I hardly expect you to rush online to book your flight to Bucharest, but you won’t be disappointed if you do.  Here  are ten reasons you might consider a Romanian holiday.   1.    Bucharest:   "Little Paris" has art, architecture, ... Read more >

The Danube Delta

Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | Views [900]

The Danube Delta,  another UNESCO World Heritage site,  is the largest wetland in Europe and t hanks to Connie's careful scheduling we were able to squeeze in a little birding.   It is a popular place for wintering waterfowl although today felt almost ... Read more >

Moldovia's Painted Churches

Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | Views [1077]

The border between Transylvania and Moldovia is the most striking place I have seen in Eastern Europe.   I could almost see us living in the village of Piatra Fantanele, a poor man’s Switzerland.   It even has a small ski resort. The ... Read more >

The Wooden Churches of Marmamures County

Sunday, 30 Oct 2011 | Views [904]

Connie says driving in Romania is like thumbing through a stack of National Geographic magazines: there is something interesting and unexpected on every page.   Today was no exception. In every village we passed people walking to church ... Read more >

Dracula Has Left the Building

Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | Views [1090]

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect autumn day; sunny skies and cool temperatures, great fall colors and wonderful places to visit.   Bran Castle was the setting for Bram Stocker’s Dracula , despite the facts that Stocker never ... Read more >

Icons and Religious Art

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | Views [985]

It has taken a while but I have finally gotten my arms around religious art, especially the icons of the Greek and Eastern Orthodox Church.  For centuries the Bible has been the source of stories throughout the Western world.  But until recently only ... Read more >

Welcome to Romania

Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [1790]

The woman at the ticket office in Sofia was apologetic.   She confided that our train was Russian, headed for Moscow.   Our cabin, she warned, was the last in the car, next to the toilet.   But the tickets to Bucharest cost half of what it would ... Read more >

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