Posts Tagged ‘Romania’

Hotel Castel Dracula in the village of Piatra Fântânele

Hotel Castel Dracula in the village of Piatra Fântânele
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul AT THE END OF OCTOBER our firm took us on a haunted castle-themed, weekend team building trip to Piatra Fântânele in Tihuța Pass. Tihuța is a high mountain pass in the Romanian Bârgău Mountains (Eastern Carpathian Mountains) connecting Transylvania...
November 18th, 2016 | LODGING, ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Skiing, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul THE OTHER DAY I needed to take a moment to brag: I walked 6.9 km, and biked 6.4 km, which brought the total to 13.3 km in just one afternoon! This reminded me of the time I was tutoring English while holding down three other jobs, and used to walk to all of them. The...
July 23rd, 2016 | ACTIVITIES, MIND&HEART, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul IT’S THAT TIME of year when I’m wearing sweaters again, cardigans, long-sleeve shirts and over-sized scarves, fuzzy socks and boots. I feel all snuggly and really getting into the fall spirit. Colorful hillside! I actually used to live in that building when...
November 8th, 2015 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. SOMETHING YOU HAVE to know, right off the bat, is that I do not do well with waking up early. I feel it’s flat out mean to put me through that. However, this particular trip was worth waking up to the sun being on the wrong side...
October 19th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. BACK IN DECEMBER last year, I went on a day trip with the Chef (my boyfriend) and his family. We simply woke up thinking a road trip would be fun, got in the car, and hit the road. We set out to drive through the Apuseni Mountains here...
October 11th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, ROAD TRIPS, MEMORIES | Read More

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. LEGEND HAS IT a bride once fell off the steep cliff, with her veil left hanging from the rocks. Her wedding guests stopped in their tracks and started crying, forming a waterfall with their tears. This is the Răchiţele Falls, commonly...
September 11th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Water | Read More

The Salt Mines of Turda

The Salt Mines of Turda
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. I ONCE VISITED the Salt Mines of Turda when I was in fourth grade or so. I can still recall mostly everything from then. Once my mom got some time off work last summer, I decided to go for a little road trip with her. While she has never...
May 15th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders | Read More