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
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
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!
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!
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
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
Here's how you can fold your shirts like a pro and save space in your closet while you're at it. This way of folding them doesn't cause creases, allowing you to stack them nicely on shelves in your closet or in your travel bag. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy lugging around … Continue reading How to fold your shirts (and organize your closet in the process)
I've been using Waze for over a month and I love it. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It's surprisingly accurate, even in a country where you wouldn't think there'd be a lot of users, like Romania. The traffic updates can get a little overwhelming in large urban areas like Bucharest and sometimes … Continue reading A couple of suggestions for Waze
These are photos taken on an evening walk in DC, during Christmas time, back in 2006. They should bring back memories for some of you, and if they don't, they'll give you a good idea of what to expect if you visit our nation's capital in December.
Coffee... some say when you drink it, it's like flogging a tired horse. Sometimes you need to do that -- you need to push yourself a bit further and get that day's work done. And sometimes you just want to savor a well-made cup of coffee. It's a bit like meditation. You focus on one … Continue reading I’ll have a regular coffee, please