Monthly Archives: September 2010


To most of us the term “harem” evokes images of dancing semi-clad ladies and and girls, inevitably falling into the 15th-century era-appropriate equivalent of pillow fights. Continue reading

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Who is this man?

Our guide told us that throughout this area there are mounds and hills that contain similar tombs all over the place — some of which have not yet been opened or discovered. Continue reading

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English tea in a Hungarian pub

After order my blackcurrant tea, I couldn’t well resist digging into the big bowl of peanuts but wondered where to place the shells after cracking. Continue reading

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Romanian dogs

I can’t help wondering how our own spoiled 40-pound pet would fare were she to be transplanted to the streets of Braşov, or Sighişoara, or Istanbul. Continue reading

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September rain

The highlight of the trip, Bran Castle, was behind us, but new highlights that bore no anticipation awaited us. Continue reading

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I am here.

A week and two days ago I woke up in Romania. On the way to Transylvania by luxury train, I stopped in Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad Tepes (Dracula). Blog post 1.  Let’s see how this goes.

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