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My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania

My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE OF MY LATEST travels stories was about Iași, Romania, sharing my experiences at Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden. Today I’m back writing about Iași because another wonderful thing about it was the food. We chose our accommodation based on proximity...
December 1st, 2017 | TASTE BUDS, STAFF, EUROPE, DINING | Read More

Autumn Flowers Exhibition, Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden

Autumn Flowers Exhibition, Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul THE ANASTASIE FĂTU BOTANICAL GARDEN in Iași, Romania, founded in 1856, has a rich history. And it is one of the establishing members of the Botanic Gardens of Romania Association. These are some of the reasons I wanted to visit it during a recent trip to Iași....
November 17th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo courtesy Web of Life Labyrinth Tucson. THIS IS PART 2 of my Tucson labyrinth adventure. After walking a labyrinth for the first time ever in Rio Vista Park, I wanted to experience the full moon labyrinth walk I’d seen on Facebook. The Facebook page (Web of Life...
November 5th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. KAFER’S FLOWERS in Mansfield, Ohio are serious when they say “We Deliver”: Cemetery Wreaths & Saddles Turns out “saddle” is a florist’s term meaning styrofoam mounted on a stand that can be used to create floral...
October 20th, 2017 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. (If, like I was, you’re already in the park Googling on your phone for directions to the labyrinth, scroll down the page till you see this heading: How to find the labyrinth inside Rio Vista Park.) AS PART OF MY ongoing house-sitting...
October 6th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More

A Glance at Three of Hampton Court Palace’s World-Famous Gardens

A Glance at Three of Hampton Court Palace’s World-Famous Gardens
Text & photos © Estrella Azul I LIVE AND WORK IN Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The second time I traveled to Kingston Upon Thames for work, I got the chance for a longer stay. One of my colleagues said Hampton Court Palace is a must-see and offered to drop me off there after work one afternoon. A different...
September 15th, 2017 | MIND&HEART, STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS, THE UK | Read More

Funky Signs: Mythbusting at TEDxCluj

Funky Signs: Mythbusting at TEDxCluj
Text & photos © Estrella Azul In February 2016, there was a TEDxCluj event organized at the Florin Piersic cinema in downtown Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The theme was myth-busting. A sign stuck on the washroom door urged people to lock it after going inside. Or they’ll be like a myth—busted! The...
August 25th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More