Travel during the pandemic

2020 is the year that affected many businesses and working sectors by the pandemic, it made many people knee. One and the most affected sector and was the the travel industry. Many restrictions lead to closing businesses and even big travel offices. Many people cancelled their holidays because they were afraid and many were forced…

15 Funny questions I get when traveling

Ladies and gentlemen, in today’s article you can read the top 15 funniest questions that foreign people ask me when I travel, and what my dog’s face reply to those questions. Are you Russian?-Nope.-Nordic maybe?-No, my nationality is Romanian.-But you are Russian right? You are blonde like them!-No, I am Romanian.-Hmm, I always wondered how…

Things to do /try in Athens

Part 2 the seaside Athens is on the rise as a city break destination, and while the trend is driven by the attractions of the city center, there are some suburbs that should be on any traveler’s radar. Those who visit every year know that while areas like Syntagma and Thiseio are great, but Athen’s Riviera is where…

Things to do /try in Athens in 4 days

Part 1 City center area Airport code: ATHAirport name: Eleftherios VenizelosAthens is the largest city in Greece, having a population of 3,090,508 (in 2011).The most common 3 questions people ask before buying a vacation or a city break, are what can you do, visit and try. Well, it depends on what you want, Athens has…

Bucharest’s March Events

Welcome March! March is considered the first month of spring when the sun starts smiling more and nature starts to bloom. In March we have a few following traditions:On the last day of February, you can choose your crone from 1 to 9. The crones are the first days from March, and it shows how…

Funny complaints from hotels & suppliers

We all learned by now that tourists are encouraged to make complaints on-spot, regarding a touristic service to solve their problems.We also learned in my previous articles that some complaints from the tourists are really funny and worth telling.But did you know that hotels and suppliers of all sorts make complaints about the tourists also?…

Travel wish list

This blog, Across Europe, will not be only a blog, it will turn in a site someday, and it will not be only about Europe it will extend its horizons with me and with my wish, and my wish to see as many places as I can, and write about them one by one. Some…

Bucharest’s February Events

Hello February!As usual, we have a few celebrations for February, this month we have a lot of exhibitions and theater going on. 19 Feb. Constantin Brâncuși national day:(February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer.Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși…

Snacks from Japan

I know that my blog’s name is Across Europe, but when I created this blog, I was young and hoped to see, at list Europe. I am still working on that 🙂 But one can only dream to extend its horizons, and one day maybe sees wonderful places outside Europe. I always tell you people, dreams…

Funny complaints from tourists

When you work in tourism, you get to know a lot of information regarding destinations, facts, best hotels, tours, aeroplanes, trains, bus etc.You have to reply to many questions, give alternatives, and try your best to make your client’s vacation the perfect vacation.But as we can’t make everyone happy, we also receive complains from our…

Bucharest’s January Events

A new year comes with a new January, and with new events.Since the article with the monthly events is so popular, I have added in this article, the most interesting events from January. 01 Jan Saint Vasile day, (agios Vasilis) vasileos meaning king.It is the first day of the year and “they say, elder people…

Best wishes for 2020

Melodie 2019 was a good year. I had many challenges, ups and downs, but overall I have rediscovered my strength, my confidence, the fact that I can solve anything I put my mind into, from the materialization of an idea to fix the light bulb from my kitchen. I hope 2020 will bring us, all…

A Merry X-mas Tradition

Christmas, in my country Christmas, represents the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is celebrated on 25 Dec as Christmas day, 26th and 27th Dec. The classical universal tradition is to decorate the house, prepare food, Santa Claus ( we call him Mos Craciun) is coming to good children, we make presents, eat all together…

The letter for Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus, Should I start by introducing myself?I think you know by now, who am I. Should I start with all the shitty things I did this year? I am convinced that you already know them. Should I tell you what good deeds I made? These things should not be said, they are seen,…

The Christmas Markets – Sibiu § Brasov

What a day… Christmas is coming and with it, and with it, comes the joy and the Christmas Spirit. I say that along with it, comes chaos, nerve raking, crowdedness, scrimmage, humidity, dirt instead, and Christmas markets. They call me Grinch because they think I cannot enter the Christmas spirit. But the reality is that…

Bucharest’s December Events

Some of you requested an event calendar for Bucharest, thank you for the request. I think this is a great idea for tourists who want to know what they can do around the city this period. I did not add all the events happening in the town this period, as it would be a long…

The Job fair – Autumn edition

Let’s talk about an event that happened last weekend in Bucharest. One important event, in Bucharest last weekend, was the job fair organised at Sala Palatului, in the centre of our capital.I participate there to represent the company I work for. 😉 The biggest career fair in Bucharest returns to the Palace Hall on October…

The 30st anniversary

Ladies and gentlemen I would like to thank you all for all the kind wishes and all the lovely surprises. I thought the 30th birthday should be something big in every person’s life, but I did not expect so many lovely surprises. I would like to share with you, what happened around my birthday and…

2019 birthday in Atens

What about we run away in Athens and keep the tradition there this year?So here I am talking with my friends, Irina and her husband Alex, and thinking that we can have a double birthday.Their baby’s birthday and my birthday are around the same period.They left Friday and arrive in Athens on the same night…

Travel bags and the secret to make your life easy

Do you take the whole wardrobe with you?Do you complain that you never have space in your travel bag? Does it take half a day to make your bags? Do you forget things at home? Do you want all above to end up fast and efficiently? Then I will share with you my little secret….

Things to do/ try in Thessaloniki

Inspired by DCR Adventures I was browsing Today, on lunch break I was browsing on FaceBook, and I saw this article posted by I was browsing DCR Adventures. Have you visited the second biggest town in Greece? If you did, could you mention a place you liked? At that point, I got activated like a…

A wedding inspiration

Life is a journey made out of steps and step by step you paint your won journey. We meet people and step in the same direction a while, but in the end, we have to remind ourselves that each of us has it’s own journey to accomplish.Few of us has, not only the same journey…

Lefkada – the story continues

For those who do not know Onassis was a great conqueror of hearts and a collector of important people, as was the case with Jackie Kennedy. Looking back into history, powerful men choose power instead of love. Even if they loved a woman they did not choose her but, the one they like and not…

How did Lefkada developed around a love story

Lefkada – Λευκάδα Country: GreeceAdministrative region: Ionian IslandsRegion unit: LefkadaPopulation: 22,652 (2011)Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer Lefkada has 35 kilometres from north to south and 15 kilometres from east to west. It is also known as Lefkas it is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea… Let me tell you a story…

Bucharest – Romania

Nicu Alifantis – Our country is our country I’ve been travelling back and forth but I never talked about my home town. So here I am in the comfort of my home scratching my dog Google 🙂 and writing this article. Romania: România Capital: Bucharest Official language: Romanian President: Klaus Iohannis Prime minister: let’s not go…

The Romanian Travel Fair oh boy…

A song to remember For those that does not know, 2 weeks ago between 21 and 24.02.2019 we had the Romanian Travel Fair organised in Bucharest at Romexpo. For those who don’t know, the travel fair is the place where you skedule meetings with partners, make new contracts with colaborators and sell your products to…

Parga – Preveza

The Island Song Parga – Πάργα Country: Greece Administrative region: Epirus Region unit: Preveza Population: 2.415 Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer Vehicle registration: ΡΖx Website: Parga.gr Parga is a town and municipality located in the northwestern part of Preveza in Epirus, northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village…

The story worth telling

Kalimera – Song 2018 What do you do when you want to escape the chaos of Bucharest, you miss Greece, you want to eat gyros and drink a frappe? I don’t know about you but in this kind of moments, I go to Greece. 1st step: I open the computer 2nd step: search on Momondo…

Athens is calling, part 3 the ship

I will take a traveller – Song Elder people say that a person is lucky when a Greek God loves them, but when The Greek God loves you, nothing can stand in you the way of your happiness. Kalimera! A sunny and warm October day stared in Athens and today is the cruise on the…

Athens is calling part 2

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Athens is calling part 1

Athens is calling – Song

What do you do when the summer is over the vacation is over and you finished the travel plans you had for that year so far?

Day 7 Zakinthos

Fragosiriani – Song 25. Sept. 2017 Kαλημέρα αγαπητοί αναγνώστες! Good morning dear readers! Today I will tell you a short story about Zakynthos, the story of day 7 🙂 Zakynthos – Ζάκυνθος Country: Greece Administrative region: Ionian Islands Region unit: 405.55 km2 Population: 40,759 (2011) Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer Vehicle…

Greek Nights – Rodini

Greek Nights Song 24 September 2017 „When something happens… some women cut their hair, some cry and some runt to Greece, but only the smarter ones go to Greece. Because only in Greece, they can find what they are looking for.” First, of all I taught, I should talk with the Oracle like Leonidas did…

Day 6 part 2 Olympia

Patagonia Song 24 Sept. 2017 Olympia:  Ὀλυμπία  (Greek: Ὀλυμπία; Ancient Greek: [olympía]) Located in the “Valley of Gods”, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well-known touristic destinations in Greece and one of the most powerful brand names…

Day 6 part 1 Patras

Jamas Song 24 Sept. 2017 Patras – Πάτρας Country: Greece Administrative region: Western Greece Region unit: Achaea Population: 213,984 (2011) Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer Vehicle registration: ΑΧ, AZ Saint protector of the town: Agios Andreas Website: http://www.e-pareas.gr Patras (Greek: Πάτρα Greek: [ˈpatra], Classical Greek and Katharevousa: Πάτραι) is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west…

Day 5 Mycenae part 4

The lucky one – Song 23 September 2017 The day when Zeus and Hera plaid an important role in my life 😊 Oh, Zeus give me a sign… When Hera heard my thought she sent a withe dove around my head but in that very moment, the dove had its digestion made while flying around…

Day 5, Part 3 – Nafplio

Tsifteteli – Song 23rd September 2017 Nafplio – Ναύπλιο Country: Greece Administrative region: Peloponnese Municipality: 390.2 Km2 Population: 14.203 Time zone: UTC +2, +3 in summer Vehicle registration: AP Website: http://www.nafplio.gr  Nafplio is the most romantic towns in Greece, located on the eastern side of Peloponnese. With intense Medieval style and only 2 hours drive from…

Day 5 The second dream – Epidavros 

The Dream – Song 23rd September 2017 Epidavros – Επίδαυρος Many times I had a dream repeating over and over again… I have a talk with an old man with white hair, on his head, he had a crown of olives leaves, I was sitting on the ground on a red carpet under an olive tree,…

Day 5 The dream part 1 – Corinth Isthmus 

Flew Half the World – Song 23rd September 2017 Seeing Corinth was my wish for such a long time… Last year in January I had a dream… I’ve dreamed of a tall man with black hair, we were at the beach admiring an amazing orange sunset and talking “- I don’t want to sit in a…

Day 4 Aegina part 3

The Olive Pickers – Song 22nd September 2017, 15:30 The last but not least stop is Aegina Aegina- Αεγινα Country: Greece Administrative region: Attica Island: Aegina – Αεγινα Municipality: 87,41 Km2 Population: 13,056 (2011) Time zone: UTC +2, +3 in summer Vehicle registration: Y Aegina is well known for the pistachio plantations that are harvested…

Day 4 Poros part 2

The Calling… – song 22nd September 2017, 14:15 The second stop was Poros, the place from above the sea… Poros – Πόρος Country: Greece Administrative region: Attica Island: Poros Municipality: 49,584 km2 Population: 3,993 (2011) Time zone: UTC +2, +3 in summer Vehicle registration: YI, YK, YM, YN website: http://www.poros.gr It is a small Greek…

Day 3 Athens – Kape Sounion

Kali Mera Song 21st September 2017 Athens – Αθήνα Country: Greece Regional unit: Central Athens Administrative region: Attica Population: 3,7 million (2011) Municipality: 38,964 Km2 Time zone: UTC +2, +3 in the summer Vehicle registration: Yxx, Zxx, Ixx website:cityofathens.gr Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece. It is one of the oldest…

Day 2 Thessaloniki – Tempi Valley – Athens

Moonlight Over the Acropolis – The song September 20th. 2017 Kalimera! After the breakfast the road continued to our first stop, Thessaloniki I have visited this town so many time this year and I will be here to celebrate my birthday so… I will not give a lot of details now but I will come…

Day 1 Bucharest – Sofia Sidirokastro 

The Greek Salad Song September 19th. 2017 Oki-day… I’ve packed my bags since days Sunday all details in their place, I’ve finished my last day of work, left the office and in a few hours, I will go away, away, away! 🙂 Καλημέρα! 04:00 I’m up and going 04:30 Piața Victoriei 04:45 the bus came…

Day 4 Hydra part 1

The Greek Dance Song 22nd September 2017, 12:00 The day I’ve met the spark… Hydra – Υδρα Country: Greece Administrative region: Attica Municipality: 64,443 Km2 Population: 1966 (2011) Time zone: UTC +2, +3 in summer Vehicle registration: Z. Hydra is one of the Saronic islands of Greece located on the Aegean Sea between the Saronic…

A 9 day runaway

A wise greek said once: “When something happens… some women cut their hair, some change their colour, but only the smarter go to Greece. Because only in Greece, they can find what they are looking for.” Well… let’s say I’ve done it all, I’ve cut my hair, changed it’s colour a few times just because…

The Book-out in Paris

In this post I will talk about the book-out situations, I will define the book-out, how I treat book-outs, how I handle this situation, there will be a few examples of book-outs into the next parts of the Book-out posts. As I said in the previous post the situations are real but the name of…

The Emergency Shift at my TA Hotel Office

This is for my dear friends and colleagues… Since our Emergency shifts are very interesting and I burst of inspiration why not share with you also. In the next post, I will explain to you how do I proceed with the emergency shift, how I treat problems and situations, a few dialogues between me and…

What’s new today at my TA-Hotel office

The birds were singing, the sun shines, all well and good, I was drinking my coffee slowly and calm, I opened the system… What a wonderful Saturday when everyone is enjoying the sun and the beginning of spring, only I had to be at the fice on the emergency shift… Looking from the 10th floor…

3rd letter – The legend

 Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city.                 It is the center of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located in the center of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a mid-sized city of 280,000 inhabitants. Throughout its history, it has been influenced…