“I love the snow for what it is –
Of dreams and stars that spark,
Of clouds and tears.
Some say it’s angels in the dark.
If you journey through Transylvania, ‘the land across the forest’, (searching for Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler or Dracula) and head towards Brasov along the banks of the Big Tarnava River, you will surely spot from quite afar the pointy towers of medieval Sighisoara City, with its centuries old fortress and churches. We traveled there by train one winter.
I give you the ‘Pearl‘ and the ‘Nürnberg‘ of Transylvania, Sighisoara!Continue reading “A Journey through the Medieval City of Sighisoara, Romania”
I invite you to join me in exploring Romania’s top movie locations – Peles Castle today! I’ll show you the locations as depicted in the motion pictures as well as the genuine places.
Did you know that most Hallmark Christmas movies are filmed in Canada? Well, some of the most charming ones, especially royalty-themed ones, have been filmed in Romania, in Bucharest and especially in Sinaia, at the royal Peles Castle.Continue reading “Exploring Romania’s Top Movie Locations: Peles Castle”
I love snow in all its aspects, yet browsing through past holiday pictures I realized that snow has thousands of faces and meanings. From the simple joy of snowflakes to the excitement and rush of making a snow angel or a snowman; from the wonder of an icicle to the art nature instills in a frozen fence; or, simply, the unspoiled wonder the morning after a snow storm holds.Continue reading “Snow’s Thousand Faces and Meanings”
Taking a train journey through snow, between Bucharest and medieval Sighisoara, in Romania, was an exciting and magical experience. Fresh snow blanketed the fields and the hills, while the trees were frozen in winter as the train approached the Carpathian Mountains.Continue reading “A Train Journey through Snow, in Romania”
Christmas 1914 – Truce Song was composed by talented Catherine Rushton in 2004. Ten years later she published this soulful, folk song online at a friend’s request. It has almost 13 000 views now.Continue reading “WW1, Christmas 1914 Truce Song by Catherine Rushton, Music Monday”
Carolers, a Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Carolers, Christmas Haiku”
Joy, a Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Blizzard, a Winter Christmas Haiku”
Snowball, a Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Snowball, Christmas Haiku”
Sleigh, a Christmas Haiku and a joyful ride!Continue reading “Sleigh, Christmas Haiku”
Christmas Tree and Saint Nicholas, two Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Christmas Tree and Saint Nicholas Haiku”
Icicle, Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Icicle, Christmas Haiku”
Winter Magic, Kids Snow Stories. Christmas time and winter holidays are the perfect season to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows and a magical book.Continue reading “Winter Magic, Kids Snow Stories, Christmas Cheer Books, Gift Idea”
Snowflake, Christmas HaikuContinue reading “Snowflake, Christmas Haiku”