A Solo Female Traveler's Experiences On And Off The Beaten Path

Monthly archives for September, 2013

The Most Expensive Item In Macedonia (FYROM) Is….?



The $6.00 Bottle Of Contact Lens Solution In Macedonia

CONTACT LENS SOLUTION!!! Yes, that is correct. Out of all the items you can buy, the most expensive item in Macedonia is contact lens solution. Granted, it comes with a new shiny contact lens case but still, at just over $6.00 a bottle the cost is actually higher than what you would pay in the […]

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Buying Birth Control Pills In Eastern Europe, The Down And Dirty Details



Available Brands Of Birth Control Pills In Eastern Europe

The following information is obviously for the female readers out there; female travelers who depend on modern medicine to keep their body in check, so to speak. If you reside in a country that does not offer birth control pills over-the-counter, such as The United States of America, you know how difficult it is to […]

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Taking The Bus From Bucharest To Sofia, And On To Skopje



The Luxurious Bus From Bucharest To Sofia

After three weeks in Romania I had become very accustomed to the state of the buses. More often than not they are small mini-buses; crowded, hot, and possessing an odor that is similar to dirty socks. It is an uncomfortable experience, even if it is the fastest way to travel in Romania. Traveling from Bucharest, […]

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Discovering A New Use For My Travel Beach Towel



The Beach Towel As Used For A Shower Water Bumper

I never leave home without my travel beach towel. It is a smaller version of what I use at home, and much lighter and thinner. It also only cost me six dollars so if I lose it it is easily replaceable and leaves no room for being upset over leaving it in a foreign country–as […]

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The #1 Thing Your Bank Should Tell You Before Traveling To Romania: You Can’t Use Your ATM Card



One of MANY banks in Romania

I have made a habit of going to my Credit Union before every trip to have the Branch Manager note on my account the countries I will be visiting and for how long.  It is the smart thing to do as fraud is rampant, and the first thing a bank will do when they see […]

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A Song For Every Destination: Vama Veche, Romania And ‘Down In Mexico’ By The Coasters



Uncle Charlie On The Street In Vama Veche, Romania

For Vama Veche, Romania it shall always be ‘Down In Mexico’ by The Coasters, a tribute to “Uncle Charlie” and the red bandana.

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