A day at Sighisoara Citadel, Romania

Sighisoara holds a very special place in my heart: it’s the first city I visited independently, without parents or teachers. It was back in 2000 and I was there with friends to attend the Medieval Festival. We stayed with a local lady, walked in the fortress and fell in love with Sighisoara. Since then, I…

A Historical Ride on the Green Arrow in Romania

The Green Arrow (Ro: Săgeata Verde) has been in operation in (current) Western Romania between 1906 and 1991. Originally there were three sectors on the route: Arad – Ghioroc, Ghioroc – Pâncota, and Ghioroc- Radna. Today, the only line left is the one connecting Arad to Ghioroc and is the only suburban tram line still…

20 Free things you can do in Arad, Romania

There are quite a lot of free things to do in Arad, making this lovely city in Western Romania an affordable place to visit. 1. Take a walking tour of the city. Map in hand, get “lost” checking out the sights. 2. Go for a walk on Mures Embankment (or the bank of the River…

December 2016 in Photos

December 2016 has been our most travel-filled month since we’ve been together. Here is the round up, from left to right, top to bottom: – gelato in Puglia, Italy on Christmas Day – octopus salad in Italy – breakfast at our rental in Italy – me at Oradea Fortress, Romania – us on New Year’s…

Traditional Christmas Food in Romania

With Christmas approaching (a bit too) fast, I decided to write a bit about the Christmas food in Romania that we eat here for this occasion. Here being Arad, Romania, an area in which the cuisine has a lot of similarities with the Hungarian one and is quite different than the cuisine in the southern…