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Photo of the Day (6/29/06)

Photo of the Day (6/29/06) I was quite taken by this shot of a snowy lane in Sighisoara, Romania.  Part Tim Burton, part fairy tale, and part old world Europe, Irish Guy has adroitly captured the amazing capacity snow has for transforming the ramshackled into the magical....

Word for the Travel Wise (06/07/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (06/07/06) Before you proceed to find out what the word of today is I suggest you check out this photo on the Romanian tourism site. For some strange reason it blew me away. The brightly painted yellow colors from the trains railing to the young, smiling Romanian children seated up...

Transylvania International Film Festival

Transylvania International Film Festival It always does me great pleasure to step out and away from the places I only dream of voyaging to one day to share with you my personal thoughts on places I have seen with my own two. This happens to be the case today with Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This year marks the 5th...

Word for the Travel Wise (04/03/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (04/03/06) Of all my travels abroad one of the places I miss more than anything is Romania, but that could very well be due to the special memories it holds as my very first trip abroad. Before making my way over family and friends wished me well with tons of good luck as if they were...

Experiencing Nature up Close

Experiencing Nature up Close Looking to commune with nature this year?  Hoping for some quality time with the lions and tigers and bears?  Well, here’s your chance to play Grizzly Man but without, hopefully, the same tragic demise. Our friends over at The Independent have just published...

Red Corner: Propaganda Exhibit in Bucharest

Red Corner: Propaganda Exhibit in Bucharest Exhibitions on fascist and communist propaganda are nothing new in Europe. Nearly every former communist country has exhibited various archives from this dark period. The Romanians, however, have added a very unique twist to their current offering which just opened at the...

Red Corner: Buying your Vacation Home in Eastern Europe

Red Corner: Buying your Vacation Home in Eastern Europe Looking for a cheap vacation home to buy abroad but France and England are a bit out of your price range? Well, look no further than Eastern Europe, deep Eastern Europe. Real estate in Prague and Budapest are already out of many peoples' price range, but lesser visited towns...

Word for the Travel Wise (01/17/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (01/17/06) Please, please whatever you do, do not take this word and run off making cute attempts to wow someone with your Romanian language skills or sense of humor. The everyday people of the country are tired of silly references to non-existent vampires that lurk in the night,...

The Danube Delta

The Danube Delta Here's one for those infatuated with almost everything Eastern Europe and for those who aren't take it as a mere suggestion. Don't know how I found the site, but finding your way to the Danube Delta in Romania shouldn't be hard. When I found myself staying in a boatel on the...

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