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Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Jan 2, 13 • Azerbaijan, Georgia, Holland, Iran, Myanmar / Burma, Romania, Thailand, Travel experiences, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan2 Comments »
Year 2012 was very successful in terms of traveling and full of thrilling impressions and amazing discoveries. In 2012 I started my long term trip and spent exactly half of the year (July-December) traveling full time. First part of the year I...
How nuns in Romania surprised me

How nuns in Romania surprised me

Jun 21, 12 • Romania6 Comments »
How my visit to Bucovina and Transylvania broke some stereotypes about religion and nuns. I consider myself an atheist in the sense that I don’t approve of religion as an institution, but of course, it has nothing to do with having faith. Faith...
Transylvania

Transylvania

Jun 19, 12 • Romania1 Comment »
There may be many reasons to visit Transylvania. For me it was curiosity in 2004 and 2005. This time (May 2012) it was a family visit as Mara’s mom lives in Sighisoara. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara...
The truth about Dracula

The truth about Dracula

Jun 15, 12 • Romania2 Comments »
When we think of Transylvania the name of Dracula often arises in our minds. Transylvania – the mysterious dangerous far-away land. A great number of stereotypes and misconceptions are connected to Transylvania and Romania. Dracula is one of them....
ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

May 13, 12 • Romania3 Comments »
I am Romanian, but I have left my country nearly 4 years ago. I have revisited on a regular basis, obviously since my family lives there. However I have never felt such emotional contradictions as this time. Sometime ago, in autumn 2011 I have...
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

May 12, 12 • Romania1 Comment »
After visiting the biggest monastery of Sucevita & nice encounter with the drunk nun we visited two most important of all Bucovina monasteries – Putna and Voronet. Both monasteries were built by Stefan the Great who earned his surname...
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

May 10, 12 • Romania6 Comments »
The painted monasteries of Bucovina are one of the greatest architectural and artistic landmarks of Europe. Though these picturesque treasures of Romania are often overlooked by visitors to the country as they are not easily accessible by...