Tag Archives: Romania

Laws and Borders

Researching the culture and norms of a country before visiting is one of the items I check off before leaving home.  Often times it helps with packing and sometimes it sets you back just a little.  For instance, when I … Continue reading

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“Romania, come as a tourist, leave as a friend”

Another day, another long train journey and another opportunity to meet and greet the locals confronted me. I was at the train station waiting to go from Belgrade to Brasov. The aging stocky Serbian woman attacked the dilapidated ascent to … Continue reading

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Rough Ride from Romania

I was facing a 10 hour train trip from Bucharest to Sofia in a filthy stench filled, eye burning car with toilet facilities that rats would avoid. Once across the border, four Bulgarian women commandeered my compartment. The matriarch looked to … Continue reading

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