Tag Archives: Romania

Special Saturday Guest Post on Bucharest, Romania

Yesterday I guest posted at Lesley Carter’s blog “Bucket List Publications: Indulge – Travel, Adventure & New Experience” about one of my favorite cities: Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest is the most lush, sweet and pleasing-to-the-eye city I’ve visited and the best part … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day in Europe

Saint Nicholas (born Greek), had a reputation for gift giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Clause, whose modern name comes from the Dutch … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Living in Brussels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Transfăgărășan – translation: Romanian mountain pass of beauty and fear

After visiting: Sinaia’s Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov, Rasnov and Sibiu, it was time to take the highway through the Romanian Făgărăș (Fah-gah-rush) Mountains. Being from Canada and from a province that is home to part of the Rocky Mountains, … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Lower Town

As I passed under the Council Tower after visiting the Upper Town of Sibiu, I walked towards the Lower Town to Piaţa Mica deeper into the city of Sibiu, my love deepened. When you walk out onto Piaţa Mica  you … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Upper Town

I have traveled to quite a few cities in Europe, including some of the greatest such as the City of Romance – Paris and the Queen of Cities – Prague, but there is no city that has captured my heart … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Rasnov – A transylvanian town in Romania

Râşnov (pronounced Rash-nov) is like Braşov’s little brother who lives 15 km away. Not only does their name sound alike, they are from the same family (Transylvania), but they also have some similar characteristics. So they are both fans of … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Brasov – Nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania

When entering the city of Brasov (pronounced Bra-shov), Romania you might for a split second think you’ve arrived in Hollywood. But lowering your eyes will instantly bring you back to the medieval Brasov with its beautifully old buildings and quaint … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Peles Castle – Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle (pronounced Pelish Castle) is located in Sinaia (pronounced Sin-eye-a) Romania – a mountain town/resort in the Carpathians – which is the first city I visited outside of Bucharest. I’d have to say the drive to Sinaia and the … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Dracula’s Castle the true story – Visit Romania

Ever think about visiting Dracula’s Castle? Well you might be interested to know the true story about Bran Castle in addition to what you know of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I have to admit that I don’t recall having read Bram … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Back on track – ROW80 check in

I had a great vacation and I really did make use of the time to relax and enjoy myself. Now that I’m back from vacation, I’m spending at least an hour working on my WIP every night after work. Well, … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments