2019 – the year I completed 25 countries visited

I wanted to finish the year in a positive note. 2019 was a challenging one, personally, I've driven through very dark roads. But on the bright side, I've achieved things that made me proud of myself and made me believe that I can do everything I've set my mind to. For instance, my long standing … Continue reading 2019 – the year I completed 25 countries visited

Stavropoleos Monastery in Bucharest, Romania

Walking in the old town of Bucharest, amongst the streets where nightlife happens, where people go to eat, drink, chat, to laugh and to dance, you'll find the unexpected. The Stavropoleos Monastery is home to a group of nuns who run it in the middle of the city. The name comes from the greek stavropolis, … Continue reading Stavropoleos Monastery in Bucharest, Romania

Once upon a time in Little Paris, in Bucharest Romania

Once upon a time there was a place in Europe, in a country named Romania. There was a class of wealthy inhabitants who aspired to leave, only to come back with heads full of magnificient ideas. Ideas to make that place as elegant and cosmopolitan as Paris, where they had just come from. They brought … Continue reading Once upon a time in Little Paris, in Bucharest Romania

What I wanted in Brașov

I didn’t want to leave Brașov. That small adorable town, protected by mountain slopes, where colorful pastel buildings in art nouveau style decorated the streets. Where a sweet smell transpired in the evening as the street vendors distributed warm chimney cakes. Where there was an aspiration to be in the past, and yet to live … Continue reading What I wanted in Brașov

A trip to Transylvania – Bran castle in Halloween

It was chilly and rainy when I was walking towards Bucharest North Train Station. A journey of two hours and forty minutes awaited me. It was Halloween and I was heading to Transylvania. I arrived early to the station, feeling cold and wet, but excited. That afternoon I would be visiting Bran Castle, the fake … Continue reading A trip to Transylvania – Bran castle in Halloween

How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

Piazza Navona was definitely one of my favourite spots in Rome. Surely I won't be the only person to say it. The perfectly geometrical designed plaza features three beautiful fountains. The main one, at its centre, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or Fountain of the Four Rivers, was sculpted by Bernini, one the stars of Baroque … Continue reading How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

It didn't matter where we've come from - from east, west, north or south - which language was that we called our mother tongue, which was the colour of our skin or the shape of our eyes - there was something we all shared at that moment. A feeling of wowness, a feeling of smallness. … Continue reading There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

Exploring the living old parts of Rome

One of the things I like the most in any European city is simply the streets. Not that you can find any sort of pattern, mind me. But I like that these streets were not built for cars. I adore how intrinsicate, narrow, wavy or even steep they can be. I love the way buildings … Continue reading Exploring the living old parts of Rome