PHOTO JOURNAL Yes, I am aware winter is encroaching on us in the northern hemisphere, but I still have summer stories to tell. Although I spent just over a month in Romania this summer it was crammed with adventures – and I still have many pictures to share. Time to catch up. Here is a photo journal of my hike to the Piatra Mica, the Piatra Craiului’s smaller but no-less-gorgeous sister.
In search of freedom, wisdom and beauty in Romania
Romania: the country that is so enchanting and beguiling that it won't let you go once it has pressed you close to its warm heart. I'm exploring it on foot. Follow me on my travels and fall in love with this place too. Scroll down for adventures...
FILM REVIEW Two hopeless guys – almost out of their teens, supposed to start taking life seriously – build a hang glider from stolen parts and sell weed to fund their hobby. Like the hang glider, their lives never really take off. If I’m not mistaken the title of the film literally translates into ‘to the limit of the bottom of the sky’. Few titles sum up the gist of a story so well: whatever little ambition they have always crashes into a wall. ‘The sky is the limit’ takes on a very different meaning with this film.
BOOK REVIEW This book is Romania hugging you. It may smell under its armpits and its coat may be a little worse for wear, but there are crowfeet all around its eyes set in a stubbly face, and these eyes are soulfully and alluringly smiling at you: ‘Come here! Stay! I know I’m not perfect but I am your home. No matter where you go, I am your home.’ And you are utterly helpless in the face of so much devilish charm. Romania is the country you love despite of everything and because of everything.