Tag Archives: winter

Video Blog: Mountaineering Tips

Some mountaineering tips, all of them disregarded by myself, on the way to Mount Crna Glava in Montenegro. Oh, how I miss that view!

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Taking Photos in the Romanian Winter

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

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Snowplow Train

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.)

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Winter is here.

(At Călimani National Park in Romania.)

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It hasn’t snowed yet

… but the trees are already covered with ice. Yes, you recognized it correctly. This is Bulevardul Cetăţii in Târgu Mureș, Romania. And the following photos I took close to the nearby village of Maiad/Nyomat, where the sun had already defrosted the trees, but the … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Mountain Adventure

When I was in Montenegro, I wanted to go to the mountains. That’s quite easy, because Montenegro is mountains. There is no place in the country (except somebody’s basement, of course) from where you don’t at least see the mountains. … Continue reading

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Ice cold, but romantic

The Curonian Spit is one of the favourite destinations of tourists visiting Lithuania. And rightfully so! But almost all of them come in summer when they can swim in the sea, get tanned on the long sand beaches or enjoy … Continue reading

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Frozen Assets

When you read about “frozen assets” in connection with economic sanctions, you may have been wondering how this process actually works. In February 2013 I could observe it myself in Nida, on the Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit. There … Continue reading

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Where the **** is Spring?

It’s April. It’s Easter. Spring should have begun 10 days ago. But this morning, the view from my window looked like this: Vilnius looked like this: And because the Easter bunny had frozen to death, we had to make our own … Continue reading

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How cold is it?

Question: How cold is it in Lithuania? Answer: It is so cold that I saw this “icy” icon in the Google weather forecast for the first time. Not snow, not hail, just ice. But honestly, it’s not that bad. You … Continue reading

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