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Open air museum Pirogovo - take a day off Kiev

Open air museum Pirogovo – take a day off...

Traveling around Ukraine may take a lot of time as it happens to be the second biggest country in Europe with a population of 45Mln. inhabitants. If...
Ukraine2 Comments »
TPR Travel Tip - St. Cyril's Church, one of the oldest churches of Kiev Rus

TPR Travel Tip – St. Cyril’s Church, one of...

St.Cyricl’s church is one of the oldest in Kiev Rus and was built many years before other famous Orthodox churches in the Eastern Europe. It...
UkraineNo Comments »
Holy Caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine

Holy Caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine

Visiting Kiev without visiting Kiev Pehcersk Lavra is like visiting Prague without seeing the Prague castle and St.Vitus cathedral. even if one plans...
Ukraine5 Comments »
Phu Quoc island (Vietnam) or how to spice up boring holidays

Phu Quoc island (Vietnam) or how to spice up...

Phu Quoc is an almost unknown destination in Vietnam. Foreign tourists and Vietnamese alike just recently discovered Phu Quoc. The place It quite...
Vietnam2 Comments »
Uzbek food - serious reason to visit Uzbekistan

Uzbek food – serious reason to visit Uzbekistan

If you ask me to give three reasons to visit Uzbekistan, i will definitely answer: 1) Hospitality, 2) Food and 3) Architecture. Or 1)Food, 2)...
Uzbekistan1 Comment »
How nuns in Romania surprised me

How nuns in Romania surprised me

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...
Romania6 Comments »
Transylvania

Transylvania

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...
Romania1 Comment »
Health basics

Health basics

Vaccinations We have taken some quite simple and basic vaccines : Typhus Hepatitis A and B Polio Tetanus   Sports It is important to prepare your...
Travel experiencesNo Comments »
The truth about Dracula

The truth about Dracula

When we think of Transylvania the name of Dracula often arises in our minds. Transylvania – the mysterious dangerous far-away land. A great number...
Romania2 Comments »
Friends and weddings

Friends and weddings

I have reached that point (let’s call it age) in my life, when friends around me are getting married. Badly. And everywhere. Well, I admit...
Czech RepublicNo Comments »
ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

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...
Romania3 Comments »
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

After visiting the biggest monastery of Sucevita & nice encounter with the drunk nun we visited two most important of all Bucovina...
Romania1 Comment »
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

The painted monasteries of Bucovina are one of the greatest architectural and artistic landmarks of Europe. Though these picturesque treasures of...
Romania6 Comments »
TPR Travel Tip - Savour fresh crabs in Kep, Cambodia

TPR Travel Tip – Savour fresh crabs in Kep,...

Kep is a coastal tourist town(if not a village) located southwest of Royal city of Phnom Penh of kingdom of Cambodia. I had never heard of it before...
Asia, Cambodia5 Comments »
Novruz Bayrami - celebration of New Year in Azerbaijan

Novruz Bayrami – celebration of New Year in Azerbaijan

When I was in Baku last month the capital of Azerbaijan was preparing for Novruz Bayrami. I had never heard of this holidays before. First my...
Azerbaijan, Central Asia1 Comment »

“Rape of Nanking” Memorial in Nanjing

If you visit the city of Nanjing, 99,99% you will visit the Memorial dedicated to the grim event of WW2 called the Rape of Nanking. The Nanking...
Asia, China1 Comment »
Haarlem - Take a day off Amsterdam

Haarlem – Take a day off Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a cool place to visit. It combines unique architecture of houses built on canals, great museums, markets, clubs, coffee shops and many...
Europe, Holland9 Comments »
TPR Travel Tip - Night food market in Kaifeng, China

TPR Travel Tip – Night food market in Kaifeng,...

If you are into food, and you happen to pass through Henan province, I highly recommend to reserve one evening for Kaifeng city. Kaifeng is a...
Asia, China2 Comments »
What is Tandyr or how traditional bread is baked in Baku

What is Tandyr or how traditional bread is baked...

Tandyr is a an oven on ground or dug into ground, usually built of clay. In different countries it is called – tundur, tunur, tanur, turn,...
Azerbaijan, Central Asia6 Comments »
Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Our first destination after couple of days in Beijing was the ancient city of Ping Yao or Pingyao, in Shanxi Province. We took an overnight train and...
Asia, China3 Comments »