1. Traditions don’t have to be traditions for life. They can be traditions for a season. Friday night has always been family pizza night. Usually I make it at home. In the United States it’s much cheaper to make at home and tastes much better (certainly less salty than any restaurant or frozen variety!). Not… Read More What I Learned in September
Men, women and children serge toward the fence under the watchful eye of border police. Babies nap in weary strollers caked with mud. Lines of people move in a slow shuffle, all that remains of their worldly possessions slung over their shoulder in backpacks that used to carry their university study books. Young professionals, now… Read More Who is on the front line of the refugee crisis?
In a remote corner of northern Romania, a mile from the border of Ukraine, sits a modest blue home at the intersection of two city streets. A small plaque memorializes this abode, the house whence Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and his family were deported during World War II. The home, which is now a museum, supposedly… Read More Memorializing the Night – Elie Wiesel’s boyhood home in Sighetu, Romania
Last week, as I picked up my children from the play area at a mall in southern Romania, a couple walked out of the large play place with their adult daughter. It was apparent the daughter had thoroughly enjoyed herself. I almost cried for joy as my girls noticed her awkward gait. “She is SO… Read More The Darkest Corners on Earth
One morning last week I was trying to find the perfect vantage point to capture a photo of Biertan’s famous fortified church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Romania’s Transylvania region. The right angle and elevation would allow me to focus on the church without distracting visual noise – street signs, electric wires, antennas, etc.… Read More The Whole Picture
Unless you have been reading willtravelwithkids since its inception over three years ago, you probably missed the post about confining kids to strollers on outings. This week I’m in Transylvania, interspersing language school with adventurous outings in the area around Sibiu. This afternoon, during a secluded hike meandering with the children along a groomed path… Read More Not stroller-confined – hiking in Transylvania
As I mentioned in the previous post, we have now been in Romania over a month. We have also had the opportunity to travel across the country, from the Black Sea to the mountains, from the southern plains to the traffic-ridden capital, Bucharest. Summer is in full swing. I look forward to capturing snapshots throughout… Read More Snapshots of Romania