What’s this blog, then?
This blog’s about our life on the open road.
Who are we? Adrian and Ellie and a big red campervan.
Where are we? We’re on the road. Somewhere. Or will be, soon.
Where are we going? Ask us tomorrow or the next day.
Where have we been, and what have we done? That’s what this blog’s about.
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Author Archives: EllieGee
We had feasted our eyes on the painted monastery churches of Bucovina, and now it was the path to the wooden churches of Maramureş that we followed. The time spent in Sighet and at Viseu de Sus provided a welcome … Continue reading
The lure of seeing Romania’s treasured painted monasteries took us to Southern Bucovina in the northwest of Moldavia (not to be confused with Moldova, which is a separate country to the east). These lands were long subject to the threat … Continue reading
Leaving Sighișoara, we were heading eastwards towards Moldavia. First off though we went north to Târgu Mureș, just a slight detour, and spent a few hours there. This was once one of the biggest Magyar cities of Transylvania, though nowadays … Continue reading
Green with envy is what I’d be if I read about someone doing the trip we’re doing. I pinch myself sometimes to make sure it isn’t all a dream. This time Lynne at Dovegreyreader and I have chosen to explore … Continue reading
Braşov, founded by the Saxons in medieval times, was a prosperous place. It grew rapidly in the 1960s when the mass industry of the Communist era brought in workers from other regions and it became one of the largest cities … Continue reading
Mention Transylvania and it conjures up the image of a certain black cloaked gentleman with protruding eye-teeth. The Dracula we know and fear is largely the creation of Bram Stoker’s imagination, but the character is rooted in Transylvania, a land … Continue reading
Another chapter of the trip closes … we have been zigzagging our way around the countries of Former Yugoslavia since April. There’s only one country we didn’t get to and not everyone agrees that it is a country – Kosovo. … Continue reading
And so it came time gradually to leave Serbia. We had chosen to return to the Danube to follow its course around 130km eastwards towards and along the famous Iron Gates gorge or Đerdap canyon as it’s known on the … Continue reading
After the struggles with the fuel pipe on leaving Belgrade, it was a relief to be in such a peaceful welcoming spot as Radomir Lukovič’s campsite on the family farm near the tiny village of Radijeviči at the start of … Continue reading