Passing through the Carpaths: Predeal

by car in predeal, romania

It takes a 90 minute drive to get from Bucharest to this place. That is, if the road isn’t full. If you’re not that much into cars, there’s also a train leaving every 1-2 hours, the fare is about 20 lei (4,5 Euros) and it will take you to Predeal in about two hours. If you’re planning a trip here during cold season, here are some of the sights you’ll get.
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predeal, romania

predeal, romania


Whenever your stomach starts growling, you can stop by at Cabana Vanatorilor and try a traditional beef soup. It’s always on the menu, and always tasty. :-)

Romanian beef soup at Cabana Vanatorilor

Quotes and Jokes from Dr. Katz Professional Therapist

Dr Katz Professional TherapistAs I am falling in love with another obscure TV production, I decided to collect my favorite quotes from the show. All episodes are available on Youtube, and here’s the first one.

“Judy, I have a little girl just like you at home.” – “Come on, my father couldn’t have been that drunk!”

“Do you feel like your thoughts are controlled by a computer?” – “Yes.” – “Windows or Mac?”

“I used to think the human brain was the most fascinating part of the body. Then I realized, well, look what’s telling me that.” – (Episode 9)

“I got this friend, he’s constantly bothering me. I mean, I have a computer, but I just use it to write. This guy’s constantly bothering me: ‘You gotta get on the net, you gotta get on the internet, you gotta get… get into the future! get on the net!’ This guy spends 8 hours a day playing computer games with a guy in France. You know, and he always tells me ‘the computer is a tool’ and I’m like ‘no, it’s not, it’s a toy. You’re a tool using you to get to me’, you know? So finally I said: ‘let’s go, I wanna get on the net. I wanna get on a global chat board. I wanna talk to people all over the world’. And we boot into his computer, we’re on the screen, I’m sitting there, prepared, I’m ready to be engaged, and I’m watching the screen, waiting for a transmission, and here it comes: ‘Do you like dogs?‘ ”

“I think I’m turning into a hypochondriac. I hope so, otherwise I’m just about to die.” (Season 2, Episode 13)

More yet to come.

Bucharest – among the most polluted cities in Europe

Few days ago I read an article which revealed Bucharest ranking as the second most polluted city in Europe. This brought me back to what I saw earlier this month, in a village not far away from the capital. Below are photos of apple trees growing in Adunații Copăceni (Giurgiu), a commune located at about 15km south from Bucharest. Strolling through the orchards, I noticed the bad shape the apple trees were in. According to the villagers, this is what’s left of their harvest, after the last waves of hail and acid rains in Mai-June.

Apples Ilfov

Lazy afternoon on the Spree

Was having having a drink with some friends on the river side in Berlin Mitte when suddenly we began hearing voices, singing together: “What is love, baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more…” A moment later this thing showed up in front of us.

Summer Berlin Spree River _DSC9405