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

Posts in category Romania

The Bus From Varna To Vama Veche: ‘It’s Never Easy’



I am big on research before I plan my travel. I scour the Internet looking for all the information I can find to make things easier when I arrive. I did just that when I decided to fly into Varna, Bulgaria, instead of Bucharest, Romania, to make my way to Vama Veche, Romania. The total […]

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Photos Of The Day: Wild Donkeys Of Romania



Wild Donkeys Of Romania

High on a mountaintop in Romania, on the road to discover the Polovragi Cave in Gorj County, you will undoubtedly come across a number of old, local women selling mysterious potions out of used plastic soda bottles or random jars. If you are lucky enough, and quick to spot animals on the side of the […]

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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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To Wear Pasties, Or Not? A Girl’s Dilemma When Preparing To Visit A Nude Beach



I’m about to have my first nude beach experience, thanks to my upcoming trip to Vama Veche, Romania. If you have no idea where this town is, you are not alone, I didn’t until I started reading about Romania and happened upon it accidentally. Vama Veche is located south of Constanţa, Romania, very near to […]

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