Thanks to Rick Steves for spotlighting Romania, still a safe, cheap and rewarding place to travel in 2017.
It’s LCBO’s first holiday season in e-commerce! And boy-oh-boy, there’s lots of candy in that store!
Rick Steves just published his Romania episode, and it includes homeland Maramures. Must see, must go.
If you are into jazz, ECM records, piano, viola & violin, Transylvania, or all of the above, you must make your way to the Jazz Bistro in downtown Toronto this coming Tuesday evening (at a very reasonable 8 PM and an extremely light-on-the-wallet $10 -$20).
It’s the Canadian premiere of the Transylvanian Concert (ECM 2313).
I practice two-faced tourism.
If you were to plan a trip to Romania, the vast and beautiful land bordered by river Danube at the South and river Tisa at North, there are not that many English language blogs to read.
One of the things I enjoyed most behind the Iron Curtain at the famous Sibiu Jazz Festival during the 1980’s was … regionalism.
Comes September 16 2016, a Romania’s Ministry of Culture special committee reunites in an attempt to pick the city to become one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2021. My little Transylvanian hometown Baia Mare is shortlisted alongside three other big cities, and it stands a good chance to get the title!