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Munster in a nutshell: Bicycle Capital of Germany and Green City

Munster is the town we have traveled the most outside Romania. Once a year in the past nine years, and the more I get to know it, the more I love it.

This town can be described in many ways, but to sum it up it’s the bicycle capital of Germany, it has one of the highest standards of living in Europe and has some of the best universities in Germany.  Continue reading “Munster in a nutshell: Bicycle Capital of Germany and Green City”

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Three symbols of Zadar – Greeting the sun, the first Sea Organ in the world and the Historic Churches

We stayed only one day in Zadar but we managed it pretty well. We got up early in the morning, had a tasty breakfast, got our sunglasses and sunscreen lotions and went straight to Nin beach, 10 km away from the town. It was the 4th day in Croatia already, and we were dying to finally get to those crystal waters and chill in the sun. There are other more spectacular beaches in Croatia, but I still enjoyed the Nin lagoon a lot. Before the sun became waaay too hot and dangerous, we got back to our b&b and prepared ourselves for the long walks in the old town.

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PUGLIA – my initial plan and the bucket list before the trip

We celebrate summer right from the first month, with a one week trip to Italy’s seaside.  My friend, Patricia, came up with the idea to go to Bari and while at first I was reluctant in engaging in the trip – just because that’s me, a procrastinator when having to decide something – now I cannot wait for it! And the excitement grew exponentially since I had started to do research of the region and saw how many wow wow WOW places there are: the towns, the landscape, the history and cultural legacy and delicious Italian cuisine and then natural parks and blue flag beaches, all bundled in Puglia, the high heel on Italy’s map.

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A classic itinerary in Zagreb … and something new

Zagreb was the second stop in our Croatia by Car trip.  We arrived here in the afternoon despite leaving Belgrade early and driving only on the highway, because we lost almost two hours at the customs between Serbia and Croatia.

We enjoyed a lot our two days stay in Zagreb and it was enough to get the vibe of it because it’s not a big city. But there are many things you will love about it: it is an affordable medium sized capital, clean, animated day and night, with many options to stop for drinks or to eat without breaking the piggy bank. The narrow streets with short colored buildings in the old town, or the wide squares and boulevards and neatly displayed imposing buildings in the modern town – can all be explored at a slow pace by foot. Continue reading “A classic itinerary in Zagreb … and something new”

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Hărman and Prejmer fortified Churches – UNESCO World Heritage in Romania

The long weekend for May Day – or International Workers Day – brought us on the road again and took us to delightful sites in our country, that we have never visited before: the Fortified churches of Harman and Prejmer, very close to Brasov city, enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage.

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5 things to do in Belgrade in half a day

Some are brave enough to drive the Romania-Croatia distance in one go, but we wanted to have a relaxing summer holiday and not to come back from it twice more tired. We split our road so we would not drive more than 4-5 hours in a day.

Our first stop after leaving Romania was in Belgrade and we spent here the first night and explored as much as possible during the day. We arrived here just before midday, took over our accommodation and then went out to explore! No more time to lose, right? Continue reading “5 things to do in Belgrade in half a day”

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Croatia by Car

10! That’s how many places we got to see in our car trip to Croatia.
It took us almost two weeks and over 2200 km by car to complete the loop from the Romanian border at Iron Gates and back.
On the coastline, the landscape leaves you breathless and you find picture perfect spots at every step. #NOFILTER! Continue reading “Croatia by Car”

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Travel with your parents | A trip to northern Italy – part II

Our first half of the trip ended when we left Verona, but the excitement did not end because on the list we still had Venice and Padua.

Take a look here if you’re interested to see the first part of the journey Continue reading “Travel with your parents | A trip to northern Italy – part II”

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Travel with your parents | A trip to northern Italy – part I

No matter what age you are, you’ll always be your parents’ baby and they will be
overprotective with you. My parents like to travel (I guess I took that from them) and they have crossed our country in many ways, but I also heard them wanting to see more from Europe, their trip to Moscow over 30 years ago and to Turkey 25 years ago hardly counting anymore. And so many times, I have asked them to do that. But the answer was: not this year, we have other priorities (aka. we need to save money):
“You’ll go to college.” OK, college finished but then
“You’ll have to find a job, maybe it’s not that easy.”, job checked
“You’ll get married, we need $$ for the wedding.” girl got married and then
“This and that and the car is old and the roof is broken and … we’re already getting too old and tired for travelling”. The list of reasons will never end unless you end it.
So I put and end to it early November 2015 when I called my mom and told her that Continue reading “Travel with your parents | A trip to northern Italy – part I”