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Cycling along Geamăna, the famous toxic lake, Apuseni Mountains, Romania

Cycling along Geamăna, the famous toxic lake, Apuseni Mountains, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ON A BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY morning in mid-October, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a spur-of-the-moment cycling adventure. We packed up the bikes and headed toward Geamăna Lake in the Apuseni Mountains, about a two-hour drive from our city of Cluj-Napoca,...
November 30th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, Cycling | Read More

Niagara Falls in November

Niagara Falls in November
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Originally published on Milliver’s Travels in November 2011. THE FIRST TIME I saw Niagara Falls it was during the summer months. I never gave a thought as to how it would look during the colder months—it just seemed like a summer activity....
November 16th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ONTARIO | Read More

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul A FEW YEARS BACK I wrote about how the Day of the Dead (also known around the world as Day of Remembrance, All Saints’ day, All Hallows Tide, or All Hallows’ Day) is celebrated on November 1st in certain parts of Romania—as well as several Eastern European...
November 1st, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Velo Chic Cluj 2018: a cycling promenade of feminine elegance

Velo Chic Cluj 2018: a cycling promenade of feminine elegance
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul & DAG VELO CHIC CLUJ is an annual free event held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event has been organized since 2015 by the “Napoca” Cycling Club (CCN), under the umbrella of the Romanian Cyclists Federation (FRC). It is a complementary event...
October 5th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

Staycation during the Hungarian Cultural Days of Kolozsvár

Staycation during the Hungarian Cultural Days of Kolozsvár
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul KOLOZSVÁR IS HUNGARIAN for Cluj-Napoca, Romania (the city’s Romanian name). Because in this article I’ll be talking about the Hungarian Cultural Days, I will use the city’s name in Hungarian. A view of Kolozsvár from St. Michael’s Church...
September 21st, 2018 | STAYCATIONS, EUROPE, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Why Reykjavík? Part II

Why Reykjavík? Part II
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols TRAVELING DOWN THE HIGHWAY after our first breakfast in the outskirts of Reykjavík, listening to the tour guide go on and on, I learned that, at last count, Iceland had a total population of 350,000—and that 240,000 of the people live in Reykjavík. I was expecting...
September 8th, 2018 | ISLANDS | Read More

The Dangers of Iceland (a warning all Iceland tourists should heed)

The Dangers of Iceland (a warning all Iceland tourists should heed)
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE MOST about traveling to another country is I get to see just how much Americans are protected from themselves in the United States. We have the most ridiculous warning tags on the most obvious things. Recently, for example, I’ve learned...
August 24th, 2018 | ISLANDS, SAFETY | Read More