My next house- and cat-sitting job will take me to Calgary in Canada during the deepest winter, from December to March. I knew that it would be cold and full of snow, of course, and it’s actually what I have … Continue reading
My father e-mailed this photo from his hiking trip in Northern Italy. When you go to Italy, don’t just go to Rome, Venice and Florence. Don’t just hang around in Toscana, where all the other tourists are. If you have limited time, … Continue reading
Unfortunately, we had no food for them. Actually, we were beginning to get hungry ourselves, so the ducks should be happy that we didn’t take one of them with us. Photographed in the Central Park in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by my … Continue reading
Some mountaineering tips, all of them disregarded by myself, on the way to Mount Crna Glava in Montenegro. Oh, how I miss that view!
On Lake Bâlea in Romania in December. More than 2,000 meters above sea level. It has been cold long enough for the lake to be completely frozen. We are walking on ice. It has been snowing long enough for the ice to … Continue reading
It snowed all night and several feet of snow threaten to paralyze train traffic?No problem: you dispatch the snowplow train and after it crossed the country once, all the other trains are good to go to work as well. (Photographed in Gheorgheni, Romania.)
(At Călimani National Park in Romania.)