March 1st – “Martisor” (Trincket) Day
On March 1st there is a special holiday here in Romania. A lovely one, a celebration of spring, of the happiness of nature coming back to life. It’s “Martisor” (Trincket) Day. I told you last year ...
Why I am NOT recommending you to visit the Louvre in just one day, and yet I DO
I have mixed feelings about the Louvre. I already shared with you my love-hate relationship with the Mona Lisa, and I showed you some photos from the Louvre. I still have some sections or special ...
Interesting curiosities discovered at the Versailles Palace
Our visit to the Versailles was an unforgettable one for many reasons, but some of the things we learned here were interesting and worthy to be presented here on the blog. It all has to ...
The legend(s) of Martisor – The “Holiday” on March 1st
It’s 1st of March - a new month, a new season and also a day when mainly women receive some symbols called “martisoare”. Martisor literally means little (or dear) March - and it’s also the ...
Interesting facts about Bob Marley’s house and life; Photos included
Somewhere in Jamaica, in a rather small house, lived famous artist Bob Marley. Nowadays, the house is a museum, open to public, a gateway to Bob Marley’s life and discography. Our friend, Dan Mitea, was in ...
Household of rich peasants from Gorj, Romania, in 1800
I promised you a while ago some houses from our special Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania. There are many houses from all over the country and from different periods of time. I presented you the half-buried houses from my country, and today I’mmore
Discovery: the oldest human footprints in Europe found in Apuseni Mountains, Romania
Yes, two interesting news from Romania in a row as a recent information states that perfectly preserved footprints of a group of prehistoric people were discovered in the Ciur Izbuc Cave, in the Apuseni Mountains, Romania. The footprints were discovemore
Guinness Record: Bridge made of plastic bottles over the river Bega in Timisoara, Romania
A bridge worthy of the Guinness Book of records was recently inaugurated in the Romanian city Timisoara. Of course the bridge has a message and it is a signal in what protecting the environment is concerned. The project was created by a local associamore
Peaceful and green alley in a park in Berlin
Berlin is a city with many parks and green spaces, or at least this was my husband’s impression after being there. He loved this aspect of Berlin, the fresh air in the parks and alleys, the wonderful feeling you have walking there. Yes, it is amore
Travel Tips: 15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag (#Infographic)
We all love to travel, but sometimes the joy of getting in a new place is shadowed by the unbearable jet lag. This is even more disturbing for those who travel a lot, either for business or leisure, without staying too much in a place. There are howemore
Fun things to do in Lapland
Finland is famous for its stylish capital Helsinki, reindeer steaks and the Finns’ dark and dry sense of humour, yet it’s the magic of Lapland that often holds visitors attention. Of course, it’s known for being the home of Santa Claus, whethermore
A beautiful landscape near Denver, USA
For the mountains lovers, Denver and its surroundings offer great landscapes to admire and enjoy. Frankly, it is impossible not to fall in love with them, my husband said when he got back from the US. The mountains are simply splendid and, if youmore
Top 5 Casino Cities to Visit in 2014
Casino is being emerged as the world famous gambling activities played through games and cards and deals with lots of people and casinos are mostly built in hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and various other regions that will specifically give betmore
50 Interesting Facts About Nepal #Infographic
I am sure many people associate Nepal with Mount Everest, the “Forehead of the Sky”. Some know that in Nepal there is a location believed to be the birthplace of Buddha. But how many people know about the endangered wildlife or that, according tomore
A guide to Bulgaria, a gem on the Black Sea
The country of Bulgaria is located on the coast of the Black Sea. There are many cultural and historical attractions in the area, seaside resorts and traditional towns. Enjoy the local food. If you plan to visit Bulgaria, do not miss its food.more