How to spend 2 days in Odessa, Ukraine

They said “Don’t go to Ukraine, it could be dangerous” Nonsense. It seemed like one of the most peaceful places in Europe. Why spend 2 days in Odessa? Because probably you need more. Here’s why. It looks terribly alike most seaside cities if you go to the beach, and if you choose to spend your … Continue Reading

What is Cricova Winery? A place of senses and tastes!

A visit to Moldova is not complete without a trip to Cricova Winery and Underground City. As I said before, in my post on How to Spend 48 hours in Chisinau, Moldova, a visit to Cricova is one of the main attraction and you should definitely book a tour here. Where is Cricova Winery? Cricova is … Continue Reading

How to spend 48 hours in Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau is the capital city of Moldova, a modest country bordered by Ukraine and Romania. As it is not part of the European Union, there is still a border between all the 3 countries, and you need a passport. I planned a 10 days trip from Bucharest to Kiev and stopped in Chisinau. Here are … Continue Reading

5 Romanian Easter Traditions (Orthodox Easter)

Easter is the most important religious holiday in the entire calendar, and I want to share some memories and some traditions regarding the Orthodox Easter. Some are still being kept, while others are more likely only remembered by the elders of the communities. Ever wondered what are the Romanian Easter traditions? The main religion in … Continue Reading

The 1st of March is the chance to honor ancestry in a fast-paced world

For Romanians 1st of March has a powerful symbol, called “MĂRȚIȘOR”. In Romanian sounds like the younger brother of March. I was raised like it was a big thing, but I cannot remember the legend of this tradition. I guess is one of those things you grow up with, not questioning it too much. You only come to realize you don’t have a clue about it when someone who wasn’t aware of it (like a foreigner) asks about it. 1st of March in Romania is indeed a special day.