Coffee Talks – Wandering Earl

 “Enjoyable social interaction, community and laughter have a healing effect on the mind and body.”  Bryant McGill We believe this is the first lesson Derek has learned in his travels. Back in 1999, he left his home in the U.S.A. with a limited budget to travel Southern Asia for...

History Lesson – Targoviste, Romania

“History is the version of the past that people have decided to agree upon” – Napoleon Bonaparte In our previous article, Urban Backpackers, we talked about the capital city of Romania. However, looking a bit back in history, one can learn that Bucharest wasn’t always the most...

Urban Backpackers

When visiting the capital of Romania, you soon discover the diversity of the city. Exploring the streets of Bucharest, you will see cultural landmarks and traces of history; you can look for hidden treasures or works of art, or engage with the locals and feel the vibe of the...

People of Romania: Brasov (part III)

“Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts” Salman Rushdie The novelist’s words take me back to the first part of this article. If you remember, in “People of Romania – Brasov – Part l” I mentioned Mihai’s favorite restaurant as being “Ceasu’Rau” –...

People of Romania: Brasov (part II)

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware” – Martin Buber As promised in “People of Romania-Brasov (Part I)”, I have returned with more stories from Raul, Gabriela and Mihai about their beautiful hometown! I am, however, going to connect the dots and...
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People of Romania: Brasov (part I)

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware” – Martin Buber In my attempt of writing about the cities of Romania, I remembered that people enrich your travels more than sights do. With the philosopher’s words in mind, I decided to give you an...

Transylvania: The Ultimate Destination for Dark Fiction Writers

The NGO Writers & Publishers International has announced they will be returning to Bran this year to sponsor the 2016 edition of The Horror Writer’s Workshop, Transylvania. The organization has invited award-winning American author and teacher Brian Evenson as guest...

Romania’s Events – Bucket List for 2016

The traditional Romanian name of the month of January is “Gerar”. Literally translated into English as “Frost”, it’s the month in which we want to stay away from the cold, read a book in the warmth of our homes, drink hot tea and plan for the year ahead. However, the first month...
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Winter Sports in Romania

The holidays have passed but the winter season is not yet close to an end. The first two months of the year are the favorite among winter sports lovers. Close to a third of Romania’s surface is occupied by mountains, which make the landscapes look like a fairy-tale world when...