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Cazdal Quizzz

To make up for St. Patrick’s Day being cancelled for the second year in a row, here’s a little contest! The principle is simple. For each country we visited, we wrote down in our travel diary what ‘surprised’ us there. Here is a list of 15 surprises and you have to guess from which country […]

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Does a Macedonian salad mean anything in English?

As Greece is still closed off to us, this time instead of going south, we head east (it’s like a giant Pacman game). This is a great first for us because it takes us out of the European Union, into one of the former Yougoslavia countries. The one where Alexander the Great came from. The […]

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Нашата антология на България

A little glimpse of our daily life where we don’t understand anything 🙂 But you guessed it … here is our anthology (the worst of the best and the best of the worst) of Bulgaria. Border crossing rating : Lauren & Ben : A+++ ! No questions, no waiting, just a minor flood – a […]

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The Bulgarian skiing session

So here we are in a vast valley bordered by the Balkan Mountains to the North, which we had painstakingly crossed during a snowstorm to finally land in the Valley of the Thracian Kings; and bordered by the Rhodopes to the South – that is Greece, yes 🙂 And the main city in all this […]

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Welcome to Bulgaria

We enter Bulgaria somewhat unexpectedly. For the 4th time in Romania, on this Sunday 10th January at about 3pm, we were left stranded by our when we arrived at the doorstep of our booking. We are only 2 km away from the border, so we hurriedly decide to book a new accommodation on the other […]

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Romania Bonus: the almost-perfect itinerary?

If there is but one certainty right now, it’s that it is difficult to predict anything, except that I will return to Romania again and again! I’ve thought of an almost-perfect itinerary that would enable me to visit my favourite places again and to discover places that were closed this time because of Covid or […]

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Antologia noastră a României

After more than 2,500 km driving on the Romanian roads, we continue towards the South hoping to catch up with a slightly warmer climate and to recover a bit more daytime before sunset. A small glimpse with this title, Romanian is rather transparent. Here is our anthology (the worst of the best and the best […]

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From Gamma to Delta

I agree with you, the title doesn’t mean anything at all, except if gamma means Bucharest and then yes, but otherwise really not. But that’s all I found to announce our arrival in the Delta of the Danube river because everybody knows it, gamma is just before delta in the Greek alphabet 😉 Stormy day, […]

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From one Carpathian to another

We try to keep a travel diary as regularly as possible – the same travel diary that some of you illustrated during our going-away party and it always gives us great pleasure to come across those! – and to share with you as faithfully as possible our Romanian experience, here are some excerpts from it […]

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Romania-mania

After more than 7 hours on the road after crossing the Polish border, we arrived at the gates of Romania. The border crossing was easy peasy given these uncertain times (no PCR test), but we did have to wait 2 hours at the border post just for a very quick identity check (the Schengen area […]