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Hiking in Romania: Padis – Cetatile Ponorului, Apuseni Mountains

Hiking in Romania: Padis – Cetatile Ponorului, Apuseni Mountains

I told you in the previous post in the Hiking in Romania series that the harder a place is to reach, the cleaner and the more exciting it is. Apuseni Carpathians trails are hard to reach indeed, especially if you don’t have a car, but they are worth the pain. Those...

Golf Courses in Romania: Lac de Verde

Golf Courses in Romania: Lac de Verde

Do you play golf? Do you want to learn how to play it? This is a spot in Romania you may like: Lac de Verde. Lac de Verde is a golf club located in Breaza, less than 100 km from Bucharest. It is also very close to Sinaia, so if you decide to stay here, go see Peles...

Searching for Dracula: Bucharest to Bran and Return

Searching for Dracula: Bucharest to Bran and Return

"Can you take me to Dracula’s castle?" This is one of the most common questions I’ve got from foreigner friends and business partners visiting Transylvania Romania. This is how I managed to visit the Dracula castle in Bran multiple times. If you also want to see the...

Caves of Romania: Pestera Muierilor

Caves of Romania: Pestera Muierilor

How would you like to live in a cave? As I’m writing this, the temperature outside is 37 degrees Celsius. Hot as hell (or almost). If you asked me, I’d be happy to live in a cave right now. Or at least to visit one, like Pestera Muierilor described below . If you...

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia is a beautiful but sad museum. It went through a series of transformations which you can read about in David Lansing's article about the history of Hagia Sophia.

Travel Photo of the Day: Cafe in Kerkira City, Corfu, Greece

Travel Photo of the Day: Cafe in Kerkira City, Corfu, Greece

Corfu was the first Greek island I've visited, long before I had the chance to splurge on sun and fun on the beautiful beaches of Chania, Crete.This was happening in the summer of 2002. I returned in September 2018 and I wanted to re-create this photo but...

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

I can’t believe how many fears of our ancestors have provided popular touristic objectives of today. If we only think of how many citadels and fortresses are there, we see that throughout the history humans were anything but friendly. Everybody wanted something that...

Greeks of Kayakoy, Go Home! The Bitter Meaning of Going Home

Greeks of Kayakoy, Go Home! The Bitter Meaning of Going Home

She was almost blind. Her myopia was so advanced that she had to stick her nose into a book to be able to read. Despite her thick glasses which looked like two jar bottoms, she was one of the most smiling and optimistic in our class, if not in the entire high-school....

Saklikent Gorge, Fethiye , Turkey, The Place Where Time Stops

Saklikent Gorge, Fethiye , Turkey, The Place Where Time Stops

Out of all places I’ve been to, two have the magic power to stop the time. One is Mount Olympus in Greece. The other one is Fethiye Saklikent Gorge in Turkey. These places have a strange power to bring happiness and peace in your soul. For the entire time you are...

The Blue Lagoon Turkey & More Cool Things to Do in Oludeniz

The Blue Lagoon Turkey & More Cool Things to Do in Oludeniz

It’s strange how we get attached to things in our lives. We also get attached to places we visit. This happened to me with the Blue Lagoon Turkey, Mount Olympus, and Milan, among other unforgettable destinations. Turkey is one of those countries you'll fall in love...

6 Best Day Trips from Milan

6 Best Day Trips from Milan

Of course you can shop until you drop. Milano is the perfect destination for this. There are clothes, shoes and bags for all budgets and tastes. There are hundreds of cathedrals, ruins, monuments and museums. You can spend a full week in Milan and still not have...

Travel Photo of the Day: Cafe in Kerkira City, Corfu, Greece

Travel Photo of the Day: Cafe in Kerkira City, Corfu, Greece

Corfu was the first Greek island I've visited, long before I had the chance to splurge on sun and fun on the beautiful beaches of Chania, Crete.This was happening in the summer of 2002. I returned in September 2018 and I wanted to re-create this photo but...

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

I can’t believe how many fears of our ancestors have provided popular touristic objectives of today. If we only think of how many citadels and fortresses are there, we see that throughout the history humans were anything but friendly. Everybody wanted something that...