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April 30, 2012 , 12 Comments

Located in Transylvania, Brasov, Romania is a small city (and one of the most visited in the country). Here, people can explore the nearby mountains and local Dracula lore, rent [...]

Daily Wanderlust: Nighttime in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

March 14, 2012 , No comments

After taking the photo of men playing chess at Budapest’s train station, and heading to Brasov, Romania, for five nights of friends and fun, it ...

Daily Wanderlust: Brasov, Romania

March 13, 2012 , 24 Comments

Brasov, Romania is where I got back in touch with my travel bliss. Thanks to staying at a superfly hostel,  a roadtrip complete with steering wheel d ...

The A-Z of D Travels ‘Round

December 26, 2011 , 35 Comments

Happy 2012! Well, Happy 2012 a few days early. While everyone is either dragging themselves into work for the short week, or spending time on a lil ...

  • “GLEE” in Cluj-Napoca
    May 24, 2010 , 2 Comments

    "GLEE" was one of my favorite shows in America before I left to travel. Since I had began my journey in March, I had not watched a bit of American television. But, in that kitchen, watching Sue Sylvester bash Will Schuster's curls, it took ...

  • An American in Cluj
    May 19, 2010 , 8 Comments

    Ginny sat, blonde hair pulled back, on a bed in the adjacent room, examining her belongings. "Hello," I said, exercising my voice for the first time pretty much the entire day. And, that was it. Ginny, a former Peace Corps volunteer, and ...

  • Next stop: Cluj-Napoca
    May 18, 2010 , 12 Comments

    The day following our little Romanian Road Trip, it was time to head out. Tommy and Benjamin had left the previous night, Chris was leaving at the crack of dawn for Istanbul (and an Anzac Day event), and I was boarding a train northeast to ...

  • Steering wheel death grips and driving in Romania
    May 12, 2010 , 24 Comments

    Remember, 10 and 2, D. 10 and 2. And, go slowly. Very, very slowly. Car packed with the three Aussies, I pulled out into Brasov's traffic. Oh. My. God. I hope we don't die. I hope I don't kill anyone. I hope I don't hurt this car because ...

  • Three Aussies and an American
    May 10, 2010 , 3 Comments

    I was laying in bed Saturday morning when I met Chris, a shaggy brown-haired, adorably cute Aussie. I was exhausted -- the night before Benjamin, Tomym and I headed out with Scott and Heidi (my friends from Budapest), along with a group of ...

  • “Black Out” in Brasov
    May 6, 2010 , 22 Comments

    It was a rainy Saturday afternoon in Brasov. Benjamin, Tommy and I went into square with the intention to buy wood for an afternoon barbecue (wood was a bus ride away), but ended up just eating our way through the city. We sat together, en ...

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