How To Temporarily Move to Greece – Part 2

Hello and welcome to the second half of my moving to Greece article (first half here). I have mixed feelings writing this article now, when we’re trying to figure out how to live with the coronavirus and what the new normal is. Hoping we’ll be able to find a way to travel as care free as in the before time. It’s also weird reminiscing about travel and exploration after one Continue…

How To Temporarily Move to Greece – Part 1

The TL;DR version is we moved to Greece for the months of September and October 2019. The most common questions we got from people (from Romania) were “Why?” and “How?”. This first part will address the “why”, with the second part dealing with the “how”. Like most people, whenever I’m facing a complex decision, I perform a SWOT analysis. But let’s keep it simple here and just focus on the Continue…

Ten and a Half Things I find weird in the US

Free refills. I like this one. I think it’s cool. I hate how drinks in Romanian restaurants come most often in a 0.25L bottle. I find 0.25L bottles absurd. But I also don’t have a weight problem. If I did, sticking to 0.25L would seem wise. Especially since common sugar free drinks are packed with caffeine – gotta put something addictive in there, otherwise you won’t make it as a Continue…

Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 5

Day 5 Final day of my Tour du Mont Blanc. The route for today: a long 1400m descend, a 600m climb and then the final 600m descend into Chamonix Valley. Will the MTB gods be good today as well? Apparently not. That long descend was first too steep, technical and rocky to be ridden. It then turned into a road (still steep and rocky, would be a difficult climb on Continue…

Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 4

The last hard day, with 2000 m of climbing (and 1500 m descending) in just 30 km. Mais les dieux du VTT étaient bons aujourd’hui (yes, VTT is MTB in French – vélo tout terrain). Despite three climbs done almost exclusivity alongside the bike, both of today’s descends were bikeable! Can’t believe it! The second descend was actually quite easy – nothing technical, just go straight down. Went through one Continue…