Red Dogs & Englishmen March 24th 2011 I have a book about football in Eastern Europe that basically describes Romania as not a very easy country to like - a cross between the appalling and the appealing. I have also have a friend who when inter-railing around Europe in the mid 1990s described being so scared on arrival at Bucharest’s Gare du Nord, that he and his band of merry men got straight back on the next train to anywhere..... ... read more
Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest 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
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009.... full info