Bucharest, Romania - It Doesn't Deserve the Bad Press July 6th 2010 “Maybe he shouldn’t have been shot,” said the young waiter stopping by our table in central Bucharest. “And even though my parents would disagree, I’m beginning to think that executing Ceausescu was the wrong thing to do.”
Michael and were sat in a cafe that had once been the headquarters of the dreaded Communist Securitate. Behind where the waiter now stood was a large black and wh ... read more
Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest » Bucurestii Noi The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info