South America April - June 2010, Eastern Europe 2009

For the sake of keeping all blog posts in one place, going to keep this Europe travel blog page rolling...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Charles de Gaulle Park - some Romanian leader thought he would replicate the Champs d' Elysses and create a park that emulates the Eiffel Tower park - so here we are, at the French inspired park.
Crotch shot.

Piata Uniri - Romanian Fountain.

After the Museum of Romanian Peasants - smelled like dead people and was all in Romanian. still cool, however.

Musty Switzerland photo after 16.5 hrs of flying. goats, birds and Ricolla.
So far so good on our trip, doing all the touristy things - checking out museums and walking the streets. Christi and I are both suffering jet lag, yesterday was espcially brutal - kind of felt like a hangover, although a bit more groggy and nauseous than anything. Sleep it still a rare commodity, I think we were both up all last night.
Today taking the train to Brasov in Transylvania with some American chatchis from Florida. Looking forward to hiking and biking the mountains and checking out Draculas castle. will update on those endeavours later.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


also to clarify I didn't "lose" my visa per se - it got sucked into a dark gaping black hole, otherwise known as the bank machine, never to return for all eternity.


This is mostly for the parentals, but thought I would announce that we have arrived safe and soundly after a looong day of travel.
So far, so good, other than the fact that I lost my Visa within the first 20 mins of arrival into Bucharest - my parents aren't shocked, I'm sure. So upon arriving, tired, hot, hungry and having lost a key piece of money/ id, we got to beautiful Bucharest without any other major hitches.

Favourite parts of the trip so far:
- bird, cowbell, and goat noises in the train in Zurich Switzerlamd (maybe also a faint RICOLLAA in the background).
- bottomless elevator we almost stepped in
- 2 dollar beers
- a significant lack of English.

Talk soon,

Thursday, May 7, 2009