Jetsetting

Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

The city of Bucharest has been referred to as 'Little Paris' since the 1900s, which was a period when the French lifestyle and architecture were very influential to the city. I have been to both Bucharest and Paris, and I did see the similarities with many buildings and monuments. That was as far as I… Continue reading Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

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The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

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Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

When I had visited the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, I was told by locals that I was going to see the "Real Romania". This open-air museum, which is located on the King Michael I Park showcases the traditional village life of Romania. It houses 272 authentic peasant farms, structures, and homes that… Continue reading Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

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In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

"Oh! You also went to Brasov!" My friend who grew up in Romania was excited that I had visited Brasov, and loved the photos that I shared with her. She told me stories of how her family used to take trips to Brasov when she was a child before coming to America. After visiting, I… Continue reading In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

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Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania

Yes, I have visited Bran Castle in Transylvania, and I will talk about it in this post. I also want to discuss the legend of Dracula, Romanians, and why they dislike the Count. This way it will be more of an intellectual discussion, rather than "Hey, I've been to Dracula's castle in Transylvania!" First let… Continue reading Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania

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The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

When I had first posted my photos on social media of my visit to the House of Ceauşescu, I recieved mixed reviews after my Romanian-American friend re-posted them. The thoughts of some were upsetting, especially for her friends that had lived through Nicolae Ceauşescu's dictatorship regime. House of Ceauşescu My friend had explained that it… Continue reading The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many fascinating sites in this part of the world (Eastern Europe), and the Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo can be categorized as fascinating in my book. I have been to hundreds of churches, cathedrals, convents, and monasteries during my travels; but this church that was hewn out of solid rock in beautiful Bulgaria… Continue reading Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Food Journals

What I ate in ROMANIA, MOLDAVIA and BULGARIA – A Food Journal

What we label "organic" and "natural" is what they call normal. I was not sure what to expect with the cuisine in Romania, Bulgaria, and Movdavia. I did a little research, but not as much as I would have wanted to. I had to quickly change my plans from Turkey to Romania, which is another… Continue reading What I ate in ROMANIA, MOLDAVIA and BULGARIA – A Food Journal