Romania

Sauntering Around Sibiu

Sauntering Around Sibiu

The Night Train to Sibiu, Romania KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK “Passport control,” in a heavy Eastern European accent. Repeat… Repeat; a little closer… Repeat; closer still… Repeat; at our door! We woke up on the Hungarian border to the not so […]

Finding the Fortified Churches of Transylvania

Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Transylvania is known for more than vampires and werewolves. This beautiful corner of Romania is a must for visitors to the country and some of the top attractions for any traveler are the Fortified Churches of Transylvania.

Tips, Tricks, and Tales of Travel By Train in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

When our Eurail passes arrived in the mail in early June I thought, “We have plenty of time to plan this trip.” There was vague, nebulous idea that we would ride trains and see as much of Eastern Europe as […]

Adventurous Train Travel in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

Our Epic Journey Through Eastern Europe “Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.” –  Paul Theroux (The Great […]

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