A Weekend in Bucharest Bucharest was just another whistle stop on our grand Eastern Europe Train journey, or so I thought. All I really knew of the city was from recent history, Ceausescu’s center of power from which he systematically controlled […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Our Epic Train 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 Walking […]