Flipping through old photo albums, I came across dozens of photographs of nature and landmarks from past journeys and the memories I still have of them. My photo albums also include faces. Lots and lots of portraits of people. Photos of monks and holy people. Photos of guards and barbers. Photos of women and children. Photos of other travelers and passersby. And it made me think: Who are these people? Why did I take their photos? Do the people we meet cross our path for a rea
When we decided to go to Romania, I put three places on my must-see list: the villages of Sirnea, Pestera and Magura. I had read about them via Google searches. There wasn’t a lot of information, but what I found was enough to make me want to visit. We spent three days in these villages of Piatra Craiului National Park. They are breathtakingly beautiful. They are worth veering off the standard tourist loop. Even if some of the hairpin turns along the way will have you holding
Bookstores sell other people’s stories.
They also tell the stories of the place they’re in.
Bucharest's impressive Carturesti, on Strada Lipscani, tells the story of the city’s architecture.
The interior has become one of the most instagrammed spots in the city.
Not bad for a building that stood neglected for longer than many remember.
It is a building that dates back to the latter part of the 19th century.
We had 31 hours in Bucharest, and even if we weren’t a fa