So, I got a day off on my journey from Belgrad, Serbia to Edinburgh, Scotland while in Bruges, Belgium. My host served a nice breakfast, and then gave me a ride into Bruges. Max had buddy here. This is Bogie, hanging in the backseat with Max. Bruges is an ancient medieval town. We went through… Read More In Bruges
I had never heard of Novi Sad, but I am so happy that I learned about this city, and got to visit. Just a bit over an hour by bus from Belgrad, it is a wonderful town with great walking streets, a promenade on the Danube, and pretty parks. I arrived by bus, and after… Read More Novi Sad
We had a short stay in Belgrad, but we came to really enjoy the people and the city. Our first few days, the weather was still very cold, and the family was sick, so we didn’t explore a lot. We did see the new Orthodox Church- still under construction. This dome was just completed last… Read More Belgrad
So, the family has been terribly sick, and we were in Bucharest, Romania. We wanted to visit Belgrad in Serbia. The kids and K found a great flight…. But Max the dog couldn’t come along. So, we took an epic train journey. Bucharest to Sofia, Bulgaria. Overnight in a hostel, and the next day, Sofia… Read More Epic voyage
Does the snow end? Does the sky begin? Drinking the last of my water. I hope the Bulgarian train is cooler.
When in Cluj, we took a day trip to Turda. (Giggle). Turda was a quick 40 minute bus ride (once we found the right bus stop). We stopped in Turda long enough to cross the street and hop into a taxi to head to Salina Turda Salina Turda is an ancient salt mine ( began… Read More Salina Turda
I gave a talk at GDG Bucharest on Monday, knowing that I was getting sick. I was down for the count through Thursday. K is *just* getting better on Sunday, and the kids are all in various levels of recovery. Tomorrow’s forecast just says ‘blizzard.’. Looks like somewhere around 12-30 inches through Wednesday. Looks like… Read More Sick week & snow!
Our neighborhood has these great cobbled sidewalks. The stones are not super well fitted, so they clink and clank together romantically. Until it gets sleety and wet. Then those voids fill with cold water, and some of your steps push the stones into the water, and the water squooshes up through the cracks, squirting a… Read More Bucharest sidewalks
Last week, we took perhaps the slowest and hottest train in Romania from Timisoara to Alba lulia. For 5 hours we sweated in our compartment, as the train puttered from town to town, stopping for 15-25 minutes in several. Everyone got out for smoke breaks. Finally, we convinced the conductor to unlock the window. As… Read More Don’t leave with My Dad!!
Our Airbnb in Szeged, Hungary has a key for the keys. I tried to translate the directions for the veggie falafels, and I was told that Yum? Szeged is a great college town. Today we visited the thermal baths an sauna. Not as big and ornate as those in Budapest, but way less crowded! So… Read More Szeged: A Key for the keys