Medieval Fayre in Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels

Blacksmiths, glass blowers, sword fights, food and beer, elfs, monks and other costumed characters take you back in the Middle Ages. It’s time for feast in the beautiful setup of Cinquantenaire Park in… Continue reading

Château de Jehay, Belgium

The domain and its history Château de Jehay is recognizable among all others thanks to its famous checker-board cladding, made up of thick white chalk stone bonders alternating with brown sandstone rubble stones.… Continue reading

Sea-scapade, Oostende, Belgium

Friday evening with old boots at the North Sea in Oostende, Belgium. Wind. Sun. Relaxation. 30th of May 2014.  Vineri seara, sfarsit de saptamana si o fuga la Marea Nordului in Oostende. Cizme… Continue reading

Evening in Brussels, Belgium

A beautiful May evening in the center of Brussels in between a few raindrops, happy hour at the Loft and a nice light at sunset. O plimbare intr-o seara frumoasa de Mai in… Continue reading

5 reasons why I love living in Brussels, Belgium

I live in Brussels for two and half years now, so I want to share with you the things I love the most about the life here.   1. SITTING ON GRASS You… Continue reading

Marvel in the city. Brussels, Belgium

During my strolls around Ixelles Ponds at Flagey in Brussels I often see baby ducks with their parents on the lake. Yesterday there was another beautiful surprise! A couple of white swans with… Continue reading

Cats in Brussels, Belgium

I decided to dedicate a post to…cats: Belgian cats. They often sit bored behind a window, looking outside on the street and may occasionally  extend a paw if you touch the glass. In… Continue reading

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre means that there are 5 lands/cities in this UNESCO World Heritage site on the Italy coast. The 5 cities are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. In one day you can… Continue reading

Porto Venere, Italy

Choosing La Spezia region instead of Milano for the last two days of our Italy trip was the best decision we could make. At 13 km from La Spezia town is Porto Venere… Continue reading

Florence, Italy

I wanted to go to Florence because it was supposed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the capital of Italian Renaissance. Little did I know how crowded it… Continue reading

Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda is a popular tourist destination in Italy and is located close to Verona (15 minutes drive). The beauty of this lake is the blue color and transparency of the water (unlike… Continue reading

Tower of Pisa, Italy

We visited Lucca and Pisa in the same day. While Lucca is quiet and not too crowded, Pisa tower is visited  by thousands of people every day, of which hundreds of them struggling… Continue reading

Lucca, Italy

Lucca is a medieval city often forgotten by tourists in Italy. The old city walls that surround the city are now used as promenade and the main sights in Lucca are Piazza dell’Anfiteatro,… Continue reading

Bologna, Italy

What a beautiful city, with old and huge buildings and with lots of young people (students) walking up and down the streets. In Bologna there is something I’ve never seen in any other… Continue reading

Verona, Italy

After a long 12 hour drive, from which 2 of them were through the Italian Alps, we finally arrived to Verona. The city is exactly how I imagined and expected to be. A… Continue reading

Mons, Belgium

Mons is a francophone city in Belgium. It was lovely to visit, not just because of the main sights, but also because it was Sunday morning and the streets were empty and almost… Continue reading

Namur, Belgium

This weekend I’ve visited Namur, a francophone Belgian city. It was sunny in the morning, but shortly after the typical Belgian clouds covered the sky. I don’t like to shoot in this kind… Continue reading

Waterloo Battlefields, Belgium

On June 18, 1815 took place on of the greatest battles in Europe – the Battle of Waterloo where the French army (led by Napoleon) was defeated by the army of the Seven… Continue reading

Palace of Justice in Brussels, Belgium

In the hallway of the Palace of Justice in Brussels I had the same overwhelming feeling I had in St. Peter Basilica in Vatican. It can be impressive with its size and architecture.… Continue reading

Petit Sablon Garden in Brussels, Belgium

This lovely, little garden in Brussels is at few minutes walk from the Palace of Justice, across Notre-Dame Church in Sablon Place. Tulips and leafy trees / Lalele si pomi inverziti primavara in… Continue reading

Romanian Easter Food to boost your mood

In ROMANIA, Easter reunites the family for a rich and carefully prepared lunch. The main dishes are: lamb, pasca and eggs.   Easter table setup in Romania: Salads, Red Eggs, Drob and fresh… Continue reading

Why Haven’t You Visited Košice Yet?

Traveling takes time and money, so you probably prefer to choose a famous location, a big city (maybe a capital) to fly there fast and mark the check-box on your travel list. But… Continue reading

Coffee in Košice, Slovakia

On a lovely small street (Hrnčiarska Ulica) in the center of Košice  (the second biggest city in Slovakia) there is a breakfast place which smelled heavenly sweet from freshly baked pastries. It had… Continue reading

Culture shock in Linz, Austria

The evening I’ve spent in Linz was the first time I’ve experienced a culture shock. I’ve never seen so many pierced people, so many badly-dressed people and so many torn jeans in my… Continue reading

Napoli, Italy – Pizza, Gelato, Narrow Streets

Naples is located on the West coast of Italy, just next to Vesuvius Volcano and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Naples is famous for the pizza and ice cream… Continue reading

Barcelona, Spain

With Barcelona it was love at first sight. I don’t know if it was the warm spring weather, Gaudi’s art, the palm-trees or my birthday celebration on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea,… Continue reading

Bucharest, the Capital of Romania

Bucharest used to be nicknamed the “Little Paris” during the interwar period – the buildings were fancy and there was a Triumphal Arch. The Victory Avenue was compared to Champs-Elysees. Nowadays it’s just… Continue reading

The Village Museum, Bucharest, Romania

The Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, is an open air museum about the traditional Romanian village life from the past and present. There are houses, churches, furniture and tools from their original locations.… Continue reading

Pastele Cailor (Horse Easter), Targoviste, Romania

Every year on the first Saturday of Lent, the Bulgarian community in Targoviste, Romania, is celebrating the Horse Easter (or Saint Theodor day), marking the end of winter and beginning of spring. The… Continue reading

Sun and architecture in Ixelles, Belgium

Ixelles (in French) or Elsene (in Dutch) is a neighborhood in Brussels, Belgium, about which I  wrote also here. Most of the buildings in Ixelles are (like in other parts parts of Brussels)… Continue reading