As I write, now, here in Greece, we have let some substantial time laps between the actual experience and the publication of our blogs. My plan this rainy morning on Crete was to wrap up our Romanian six week adventure with one final blog about a "New Circle Begins" referring to the liniage of my … Continue reading The End of the Circle, Postscript
Our circle was coming to a close. Our rental car was overdue, we had made the grand tour of Romania, and we were back for a final visit to see family before taking the train to Bulgaria. But there was one thing bearing down hard on my conscience: I had not been able to visit … Continue reading The End of the Circle
Cluj, City of Contrasts We drove north to Cluj to visit the newlyweds, Adrian and Carmen. Cluj is an ancient Roman settlement. The word Cluj is derived from a word meaning basin, ravine or river valley. The official name is Cluj Napoca, the latter part added during the Soviet era, suggesting the name of the … Continue reading Circle of Friends–Part 8: Cluj, City of Contrasts
On to Braşov, but not for long... Packed, had a quiet breakfast, and said goodbye to Aron and headed north. It is always sad to think that you will never see someone with whom you've made friends. Even with road construction, we got to Braşov in just under an hour. We found our way through … Continue reading Circle of Friends–Part 6: The Demons at the Carpathian Gate
Elena Opris welcomed with kisses and open arms.
Photos from Rebecca's previous trip to Greece Here are our plans, so far: Days /Dates /Where /Notes 4 9/12-9/14 Orlando (leave 8:30pm in 15th) Sleep en route 2 9/16-9/18 Paris-> train to Belgium on 18th 6 9-18-9/25 Belgium with Kevin and Greet (train to Dussel) 2 9/25-9/27 Dusseldorf with Gabi (plane to Berlin) 2 9/27-9/29 Berlin … Continue reading Our tentative itinerary:
Well, we're going through that dance: trying to say goodbye to friends before we depart for six months, all the while taking care of unfinished projects, gathering the items we need, paring them down to the bare minimum, and try to adopt a relaxed frame of mind! This weekend, we have to (or should I … Continue reading Musings before the departure: