As per my sister’s travel checklist, I am required to write a guide to one place that I visit while exploring the world. For anyone following my blog during the last two trips, it should come as no surprise that I have chosen the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca as the subject of this guide. No […]Read more "Cluj in a Very Large Nutshell"
See what I did there? It’s called a vague theme. This is going to be the conclusion story to last week’s shenanigans. Neah, Daniel and I ate breakfast at the hostel in the morning, right before Neah had to leave to catch a bus out of town. I packed up my belongings and left them […]Read more "Great Expectations"
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mostly the former, though. It has been WAY too long since my last post. So much has happened I surely won’t be able to remember it all. Here is my best attempt: I had spent last weekend at Alice’s apartment. She was away […]Read more "A Tale of Two Cities"
Well, I’ve finally caught a small glimpse of the Cluj I used to know. Alice left for the weekend on a work team-building trip a few hours outside of town. She allowed me to stay in her place for a few more days while she was away. Those days were relatively uneventful. At one point […]Read more "I Promise Lemonade"
Well, I’ve made it back to my favorite Romanian city: Cluj. But the journey here is a story in itself. I was able to book a ride share, successfully this time, from Bucharest to Sibiu. The driver was even kind enough to pick me up at the hostel. After making a few stops on the […]Read more "Nothing Is Forever…"
Bucharest is an amazing city, and I say that despite the negative connotations I had of it from last year. Granted, Bucharest itself had nothing to do with it, but my first impressions of Romania were quite unpleasant. By the time I actually made it into the capital, I had a fractured knee from the […]Read more "Beware the Budget Hostel"
Now there’s an obscure reference. But I did have a bit (more) ATM troubles here in Bucharest. It turns out this time it was the fault of my online bank, and luckily was quickly remedied with one simple text message. Thankfully, because I had but 10 Lei to my name upon my arrival in Romania. […]Read more "Standing Outside a Broken ATM With No Money in My Hand"
It means different things to different people, and you should never judge someone on what they consider their favorites. Mine are: my mother’s lasagna (which nobody – including myself – will ever be able to reproduce) and…wait for it…Subway. Yes, Subway. Especially in the last nine months I lived in the states. I was staying […]Read more "Comfort Food"
Well I made it to Varna today, after a long and uneventful week in Sozopol. I am slowly making my way north to Romania, and decided to stop in Varna to meet a friend I made last week. The city here seems to be quite nice. Of course, after spending a full week in one […]Read more "What I Learned About Sozopol"