When it comes to Romania, trips to the countryside are do-it-yourself ventures. How much fun you have depends on how willing you are to forego convenience in exchange for some shockingly wild experiences. For example, there’s Geamăna: once a sleepy little mountain town, it now resides deep beneath a slurry of toxic mine drainage thanks to communist-era vicissitudes. Today, only the church remains above the noxious sludge, as it was the highest … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Romania: Geamăna’s Sunken Church
Romania gets plenty of positive press for its mountain road DN7C, more famously known as the unpronounceable (to English speakers) Transfagarasan highway that crosses over the southern Carpathian Mountains especially after the British show Top Gear named it the best road in the world in 2009. But while most people drive this magnificent road or use bicycles to wend their way through the hairpin curves, … Continue reading Walking the Trans-Fagarasan
In case you’re wondering, that’s not my beautiful hand in the picture. A reader and a fan sent that in after buying and enjoying my book. If you live in Romania I’ve got some very good news. Someone put in a large order of books and then changed their mind so now I’ve got a lot of them! If you’ve ever wanted to read my … Continue reading Book Sale!