Traditional costume for the traditional Kirchweih festival. Note each skirt is at least three or four metres of starched and pleated cotton. There are around 7 skirts that form part of this ensemble. The shirt too is starched beyond belief. Movements are robotic in this - you can't move your arms.
Do not squander time. That is the stuff life is made of. August 6th 2013 Apologies in advance for this lengthy entry...maybe it's a train trip's reading...
Just as I got reacquainted with Macedonia I came up with the bright idea to leave. Not because it wasn’t great being back but it was more about time management. Oh yes, ever the diary manager and organiser. There was some rationalisation involved. My ‘plans’ were to go to Albania again but, as Rama ... read more
Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara 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
I'm on the road again. Back to the Balkans again. This time to discover some new places and reconnect with some old.
It's been 2 years since my last bike trip in the Baltics. No traversing the countryside with my brown, battered Giant. No schlepping of poor bicycle from one hemisphere to the other. Instead, a bike shall be bought there and ridden over hill and dale through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and (Republic of) Macedonia.
No annual gym membership for me! I'm assured a thorough Balkan workout with all those mountains and a very healthy dose of history and cul... full info