The island of Thassos

Thassos is one of the most easy to get to destinations in Greece if you’re coming by car from Romania. And by easy I mean it’s just a short 10 hour drive from Bucharest – and that if you’re lucky with the queue at the two border crossings. You’ll also be taking a ferry, but there’s one every 30 minutes or so. So why come here? I guess most people Continue…

Cyclotourism through the Land of Fagaras

We wanted a nice relaxing weekend visiting some beautiful areas, so we planned a couple of bike routes around the town of Fagaras. Since the trails were pretty light, I chose my CX bike with semi-slick tires. For Andreea we rented a bike from Brasov Trail Adventures. Day 1 Started the day next to the citadel (didn’t have time to visit it, we’ll keep it on the todo list). From Continue…

Celebrating the New Year with a 50K run around Hong Kong

While preparing for the Hong Kong trip, I also looked around for some races. HK didn’t disappoint and I stumbled upon Ultra Trail Tai Mo Shan. It’s a trail running competition featuring three distances. The longest one is 162 km long (and 9000 meters of elevation gain). If you’d care for something shorter, there’s the medium distance – 115 km (5300 m+). Finally, the short race (and my choice) is just 50 km Continue…

Evening Kayak at Comana

It was a very cool way to spend a summer Wednesday evening. One moment you’re in crazy Bucharest, the next you’re floating through the reeds, enjoying the silence and the twilight. Our guide was Florin. For a couple of hours, he took us around Neajlovului Delta, served us some watermelon on a remote piece of land surrounded by water and reeds, then took us back, with the final minutes in Continue…

Hong Kong Food

Chinese food and HK food in particular are quite complex. After a couple of weeks there, I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface. Some things stood up though: – locals love pork; you’ll also see a lot of duck, seafood and chicken; while not as vegetarian-friendly as I expected, you’ll still have a wider range of vegetarian food than in Romania – locals love fat; whatever piece of meat you Continue…