Romania

Uniquely Romanian

Those things uniquely Romanian which captivated me most, during my stay in the country.

Ways To Stay Alive In Romania

Romania is a fascinating country, Transylvania itself evokes imagery of Romanticism and stories of Grimms' Fairy Tales. Yet,...

My Romanian Souls

I loved them both dearly. To this day you couldn't get me to answer, if asked, which was closer to my heart. They supported...

The Old Wood Carver of Brasov Tower

Butted against the old sandy colored walls, the well intact remains of a tower sit, once part of Brasov's outer defensive...

Punk's Not Dead. It just moved to the Balkans.

I can remember the exact moment when the first sounds of that spastic and swirling blend of traditional ethnic folk music...

The Day I Held the Keys to a UNESCO Site

Our guide Colin approached the window of a traditional Saxon house in the village of Viscri, Romania. Slowly an elderly...

When Love is Louder than Language - A Day at Casa Mea

Volunteering on our travels whenever possible is incredibly important to us. It gives us as travelers a way to give back but...

From Princes to Paupers - Meeting Counts and Vagabonds in Transylvania

The experiences I had in Romania left a substantial impression on me. My time in Brasov allowed me a glimpse into the far...

Reflections on Romania

As our train pulled across the border into Bulgaria yesterday, I felt a pang of sadness to leave behind such a complex,...

The Fortified Peasant Church of Prejmer

My first thought upon seeing the fortified church in Prejmer, Romania was 'oh how I would hate to be the Tartars (or anyone...

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