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Travel Diary: Transylvania, Romania
 
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At the beginning of March, we took a very short but sweet trip to Transylvania, Romania. We didn't know what to expect from our first trip to the home of Dracula, but we have to admit, it excelled our expectations. 

From Berlin you can fly to Cluj, a University city complete with historical buildings and a bustling nightlife. We spent only a day here but it was enough to get a sense of the place and appreciate Romanian city life. We stopped for a coffee in a very hipster style coffee shop, Meron where we enjoyed some fancy pour-over and aero-press coffees. 

We were able to enjoy the nightlife without feeling like the oldest in the bar (it is a student town after all), favourite spot of the night was certainly Booha. Although the London Bar opposite looked to be the most popular amongst the locals. 

Most of the trip was spent in and around the town ( it was huge) of Sibiu, which with it's historical centre is a very charming town. From the clock tower in the centre you can have a 360 view of the entire town with the breathtaking Carpathian mountains in the distance. It is easy to feel that you are in a fairytale in Sibiu, he streets are narrow and the buildings have a very nice charm. It was also fairly easy to get into the countryside within an hour we were able to drive up to the cable car station of Balea Lake. Where in the winter they build an Ice Hotel where one can sleep overnight for a mere €150/night. I tried the beds, they weren't as comfy as I'd like. The snow had covered the lake and it was hard to tell where the land ended and the sky began at times.  

After eating our weight in fried romanian goodness for four days it was time to say ciao to Transylvania. Just a mini trip this time but we will be sure to go back. Soon.

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B&W Photos: Pentax K1000, all others iPhone 6/iPhone 7

 
Travel Diary: Umbria

When one of your dearest friends is getting married you don’t hesitate to RSVP. And luckily for me her wedding was in Italy, a place I had yet to travel to (thank you Amelia and Dave).  Her family had a home near Perguia in the region of Umbria, this was to be the setting for the wedding and it was idyllic. A picture postcard if you will.  We were staying at an agriturismo near by the wedding house - Sant’Illuminato. It was perfect, an ideal lodging in an ideal setting. Italy had won me over and I had only been there half an hour. (countryside, sunshine, wine and cheese - winner every time)

Asides from being in a great location the wedding was bringing together friends from all around the world. The wedding itself was incredible and there may have been some tears (sobbing happened), there was certainly some laughs and lots and lots of dancing.  A memorable one for sure. Such a beautiful day.

In the days after the wedding a group of us made the most of it and headed out on a road trip to Siena. Winding roads and hangovers aside the journey was a picturesque one. Arriving in Siena we made the most of the afternoon by grabbing a seat in the Campo and sipping on some Aperol Spritz. Before purchasing the worlds biggest hat and gelato, and wandering around the town.

On the way back we stopped for some more meat and cheese (obviously) and stared over Lake Turismo.

All in all it was a beautiful 5 days, amazing wedding, amazing company and so much good food I didn’t want to leave.

Gratzi Mille Italy (and Mr & Mrs Allen)

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All Photos by me  - iPhone, Pentax and Olympus X2