When in Romania, Do as the Romanians Do!


I arrived in Romania on their Easter Morning, so I had a lovely breakfast with my friend Mihaela and her family full of Romanian Easter traditions, tasting typical Romanian food and even palinka - more on that later... Remember my post yesterday on being foreign? Well, today has really highlighted that for me.


(Almost) Speechless...


I have been stuck all week trying to write a post about S(h)inca Veche and Cozia ~ two beautiful monasteries I fell in love with in Romania. S(h)inca Veche for its peaceful energy and beautiful grounds. Cozia for its incredible architecture and beautiful monks. So, today, it hit me ~ I've been left almost speechless.


The Universe Has Spoken...


As I write this, I'm supposed to be back in Cairo for my last month there. However, the Universe had other plans... I wish I had a cooler explanation for the picture above like, "I got into a bar fight and you should see the other girl!" or "I was off-roading in the Sahara and we crashed!" But, I don't. It's pretty embarrassing really...


Muzeul de Istorie Roman


Oraşul Roman în imagini de epocă A. G. Romila acasă actori Adina Berciu-Drăghicescu Adina Dumitrescu Adrian Alui Gheorghe Adrian Făgețeanu Adrian Majuru Adrian Păunescu Afrodita Carmen Cionchin Alecu Popovici Alexandra Wilson-Noica Alexandru C. Ionescu Alexandru Lesco Alexandru Macedonski Alexandru Mihăilă Alexandru Nemoianu Alexandru Paleologu...


Red's Cars


MERCEDES BENZ 1892- ... MERCEDES BENZ, 1892- .... By: Mihaela Ionescu LikeUnlike - - Share - 3 minutes ago Laurie Yasmin Grace likes this. Write a comment... Serge Vedernikov shared Mihaela Ionescu's photo. MERCEDES BENZ 1892- ... MERCEDES BENZ, 1892- .... By: Mihaela Ionescu LikeUnlike - - Share - 4 minutes ago Martin Werner and Jerko Čačić...


RED'S CARS by MERCEDES BENZ


MERCEDES BENZ 1892- ... MERCEDES BENZ, 1892- .... By: Mihaela Ionescu LikeUnlike - - Share - 3 minutes ago Laurie Yasmin Grace likes this. Write a comment... Serge Vedernikov shared Mihaela Ionescu's photo. MERCEDES BENZ 1892- ... MERCEDES BENZ, 1892- .... By: Mihaela Ionescu LikeUnlike - - Share - 4 minutes ago Martin Werner and Jerko Čačić like...


Romanian Government Collapses


Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (Bottom-L) standing next to members of Romania's Government at the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, in a picture taken on April 25, 2012. The Ungureanu government collapsed April 27, only two months after he took office. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/GettyImages) The European Union's second-poorest...


Castles and Shepherds and Cheese... Oh My!


This week Mihaela took me on a tour of the beautiful Romanian countryside. The view of the mountains from one of our hotels was exquisite! Almost seemed unreal... Cumpatu Hotel, Sinaia, Romania I was so mesmerized by Romania! Everywhere I looked, I saw such picturesque beauty that I kept taking pictures.


Lapidus Refines Interiors With Timeless Couture in Hotel Félicien Paris


A peek inside the Felicien Hotel parlor. (Courtesy Félicien Hotel) Olivier Lapidus still remembers when, as a child spending his time watching his father, Ted Lapidus, at work, John Lennon and Yoko Ono entered the atelier, both enamored with the quirky avant-garde outfits designed by the creator of the unisex fashion look.


Reasons to Feel Good About Pinterest, Google, and Lady Gaga


Hitting the social trenches this morning I hung out on Pinterest for a spell, taking over my own sector of the digital divide, you know. Interestingly, maybe for you and me, I found that even an old dog at this social web thingy can get still get inspired a bit. Some may identify, trolls may condemn even, with how cynical and over-hyped, idiotic...