Italian road trip – Day 6 – Rome

Day 5 ended with us exhausted, crashing onto our beds and having a sound night's sleep after a paradoxical search for a hotel with available rooms in what is one of the largest cities in the world with plenty of hotels. But that's how things were that night. We woke up to a beautiful day … Continue reading Italian road trip – Day 6 – Rome

Images from historic churches and monasteries in Bucovina and Moldova

In August of 2*** (regular readers will know the year 😁), we took a tour of the historic churches and monasteries in the provinces of Moldova and Bucovina (within the territory of Romania). A clarification is in order here. When people hear Moldova they automatically think about the Republic of Moldova, which used to be … Continue reading Images from historic churches and monasteries in Bucovina and Moldova

A hike through the hills of Moldova

These are photos I've taken during a couple of hikes through the hills near the village of Strugari in Moldova, Romania. Here's a map of the area. It was the middle of March (the 14th and 15th) and spring had just arrived. Most of the grass was dry and leaves hadn't sprouted yet. As a … Continue reading A hike through the hills of Moldova

Finally, some snow!

After an unusually warm, humdrum winter in Romania, bereft of snow, we finally had some fairly heavy snowfall these past few days! I drove through a snowstorm the day before yesterday and when I got home, I got to enjoy the beautiful winter weather from inside our house, safe and warm. I made a short … Continue reading Finally, some snow!

A timelapse of Bucharest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFZcB4hPPs I recorded this over the course of two days (12-13 march 2017) in Bucharest's Sector 1, with a very nice view of Herastrau Park, courtesy of our hotel room at the Pullman. We were there for our spring expo. Enjoy!

The dawn

It's not often I wake up early enough to see the dawn. I usually work late into the night, because I find that's when I can gather my thoughts and be at my most productive -- when I'm alone, the noises of the day have subsided and the only sounds I hear are the reassuring … Continue reading The dawn

Italian road trip – Day 4 – Ravenna, Rimini and Grottammare

Day 4 of our Italian road trip took us from Chioggia to Ravenna, Rimini and Grottammare, which is where we stopped for the night. Get a cup of coffee and get comfortable, there are 71 photos for you to enjoy here. If you'd like to see the other posts from our trip, here are days 1, 2 … Continue reading Italian road trip – Day 4 – Ravenna, Rimini and Grottammare