A memorable train ride from Bucharest to Brasov

So I've made it to Transylvania then folks! Have you ever taken a 3 hour train journey and actually enjoyed it? I hadn't until today. The challenge right now though becomes how to write about a train journey and make it both accurate and entertaining. Can't promise anything but here is how I passed 3 hours earlier on: So get this, although I would soon approach my train with a bit of a face on (what could possi ...

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So what is Bucharest really like?

Did anyone see my Mother's most recent comment from my picture-heavy post: 'A weekend in Bucharest'?"...I must admit I will be at peace when I know you have left Romania. Well Mother dearest      (and to everyone else), I can now report back that yours and other people's over-cautiousness need not have been. When I went to Paris last year for a three day break, less than 10 minute ...

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A weekend in Bucharest

Did you know that every single person who knew I was heading to Romania, of which there weren't very many, wished me 'good luck'. Clearly they knew something I didn't and being on my own, naturally   I felt a little daunted, although I didn't let on. Was their cause for concern massively overcautious or wholly accurate? To impart what I've learnt, I'll dedicate a separate post to this so in the meantime, please enjoy some tou ...

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Destination 3: Romania

Yes, you read that correctly. Probably not a place you'd think a newbie solo backpacker would try so soon into his travels but hey, surprise! Indeed then, I caught a flight out of Cyprus to board    a Hungarian plane full of Romanians. As you do, right? Besides, who travels from Cyprus to Romania!? In fact, why am I travelling from Cyprus to Romania!? Such random des ...

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Just 8 days in and food poisoned!

Nick and his lady had some errands to run today so they dropped me off at the beautifully peaceful Limossal Marina. I recall feeling slightly unsettled when I woke up and remembered not feeling hungry at breakfast which was unusual. Still, before things got a little hazy, I was able to enjoy the scenery, sunshine and blustery breeze. The noticeable lack of people around made the scenery even more serene and tranquil. ...

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