The Turda Salt Mine, Romania.

A few days ago I woke up with feet so itchy I just couldn’t stand still. A Romanian road trip, a voyage of discovery, was on my mind and I knew just the place. The amusement park in a salt mine that I’d seen pictures of online, an amazing James-Bondesque underground cavern turned tourist attraction, […]

Why Haven’t You Visited Romania Yet?

I’m on a mission to tell the world what Romania is like and why it’s such a great place to visit. Many people, most even, have no real idea of what Romania is like and would probably put it bottom of their list of countries they want to visit. That’s OK, we used to be […]

Romanian Shepherds, Sheepdogs and Sheep Farming

Before approaching the sheep station we had to take precautions, the Romanian sheepdogs (AKA Romanian Shepherds) would be loose so we had to call the shepherd ( human) to meet us and make sure the dogs didn’t see us as a threat to their family or flock. He wandered down the field, a huge furry […]

Learning to Ski in Romania. Simply

We’ve had a fantastic time skiing here in Romania, the kids took a few lessons while Chef and I were free to head up the mountain. Being child-free is a pretty new experience for us, as full time child-wranglers and educators, it kinda rocked! After just 3 lessons D was joinging us on the big […]

Lunch in the Tuica Shed

Our village is full of fruit trees. The hills roll on for mile after mile, each a patchwork of narrow strips owned by individual families. Some grow grass for animal feed, some potatoes, cabbages, carrots, tomatoes and beans, but most grow fruit. There is an incredible abundance of apples, pears and plums in Maramures, far […]