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Views from the windows of İstanbul’s Aya Sofya

Views from Aya Sofya

Views from Aya Sofya

İstanbul’s Aya Sofya is stunning enough, but the view out the window is certainly worth a look.

Check out my other posts from Turkey.

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Romania’s unique architecture

Romania is full of every type of architecture.

From the baroque buildings of Cluj-Napoca to the mansions of the Roma which house farm animals on the ground floor and from the German-influenced town of Brașov to buildings in Bucharest expected to fall in an earthquake, you can find anything in Romania.
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Take a hike! 5 unique treks in Europe

Travelling isn’t just about going to museums, learning new customs and eating different food. It can also be a chance to get out and enjoy the fresh air.

Hiking during a trip is a wonderful opportunity to get out of the city, off the trains and into the wilderness. With a decent pair of shoes, a waterproof raincoat and a bottle of water (and maybe a map and a phone), you’re off to the mountains.
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Nu parcați! No parking! Welcome to Romania

Apparently residents of Romania really don’t like their garages being blocked. The streets are filled with notices – often colourfully painted on garage doors, sidewalks and movable signs across country. I found these in the mountain town of Brașov.

Yes, Romanians have cars. They don’t all drive a horse-drawn cart filled with hay. They have an 80 mph motorway, although that is only a guideline as most Romanians tend to drive way over the speed limit (a perfect match for the large hitchhiking culture in the country).

Check out my post about false images of Romania.

See more of my Romanian adventures here.