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 […]

The Origins of Dracula in Romania

Irishman, Bram Stoker, published his classic Gothic horror novel “Dracula” back in 1897. The cursed count, based in Castle Dracula, Transylvania, was on a mission to reach British shores in search of fresh blood. Van Helsing and a group of upstanding citizens who knew all about vampires, garlic and stakes, did battle with the Count, […]

Ocna Sugatag Market

Ocna Sugatag is just up the road from us here in northern Romania. We are in Maramures County, an area famously home to one of the last peasant cultures in Europe.  The region attracts visitors to its beautiful mountain scenery and remarkable traditional architecture, seen in both churches and village homes. ( The wooden churches […]

Sighisoara, Romania. Travel Guide

Sighisoara is a stunning, and surprisingly tiny, medieval citadel in Transylvania, central Romania. Its story-book looks alone will blow you away, the buildings are simply gorgeous. Add history and cultural appeal to the visual and you’ve got a must-visit global destination. Unsurprisingly, Sighisoara is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. […]