• Two Week Milestone: Day Train from Romania to Bulgaria

    Two Week Milestone: Day Train from Romania to Bulgaria

    Currently sat on the train from Romania to Bulgaria, I’ve come back from spending half an hour with my head facing out the corridor window in a dog-like fashion. Watching Romania speed by is a pleasure and I can’t help but think I’m doing exactly what I should be doing, and am exactly where I should be. In some ways, I’m already starting to regret the end of this trip as it’s going by so quickly!

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    A Terrifying Translyvanian Tour

    A Terrifying Translyvanian Tour

    OK, so it wasn’t actually terrifying but it was ‘terrific’. On my second day in Brasov I opted for a private tour of the surrounding areas, visiting the famous Bram’s Castle (home of Dracula), the Citadel used to protect Rasov during medieval times and the Royal Palace of Sinaia.

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    A Historic Visit to Brasov

    A Historic Visit to Brasov

    As I leave Brasov on the train to Bucharest (brief stopover before Bulgaria this evening), I feel sad to say goodbye as it’s been an incredible two days. It really is a beautiful city set along the base of the Tampas Mountains, offering stunning scenery that looks heavenly in the evening sunshine.

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    Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu

    Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu

    My first stop of four in Romania was Sibiu, otherwise known as the European Capital of Culture in 2007! I arrived at 6.30am after my worst train experience yet. It was the night train from beautiful Budapest to Sibiu and I have to say, it dashed my hopes for what I’d find when I arrived.

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    The Sloths at Budapest Zoo

    The Sloths at Budapest Zoo

    Budapest Zoo has a fantastic area for sloths to thrive and offers great interaction for zoo visitors. Here’s how my visit went; scroll down for some pictures of the cute animals in action: Once I’d left Vienna on a morning train, the time had finally arrived to visit the sloths at Budapest Zoo! I visited this city in March this year for several days, so only budgeted enough time on this trip to head to the Zoo for the afternoon. As I got into the station, it was baking and I had to queue for everything from ATM to reserving…

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