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A Walk In Sibiu, Romania – Photo Essay #MySibiu Project
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Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done…filming an angry elk
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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus in Milan
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Panzanella – Tuscan Bread Salad – Recipe Tuesday
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Writing Tips from Ernest & The Hemingway App
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Florence Food Tour – Eating Our Way Through Italy! (Video)
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What to wear? What to wear? A Travelers’ Conundrum

A Walk In Sibiu, Romania – Photo Essay #MySibiu Project

  • Standing on the Liar's Bridge we'll begin our walk!Standing on the Liar's Bridge we'll begin our walk!
  • The Lower City and the Upper combine perfectly in charm & characterThe Lower City and the Upper combine perfectly in charm & character
  • Worship is a way of life here in RomaniaWorship is a way of life here in Romania
  • Mosaics tell a vivid storyMosaics tell a vivid story
  • The Rainbow Row of RomaniaThe Rainbow Row of Romania
  • Is this where the Romanian Hobbits live?Is this where the Romanian Hobbits live?
  • I wonder where this leads...I wonder where this leads...
  • Colorful eyes are upon us!Colorful eyes are upon us!
  • Sunset on Liar's BridgeSunset on Liar's Bridge
  • Kiss! Kiss!Kiss! Kiss!
  • Beside the oldest pharmacy in the world!Beside the oldest pharmacy in the world!
  • My curious little friendMy curious little friend
  • Bright colors...Bright colors...
  • And so much character...And so much character...
  • Every home needs a cat!Every home needs a cat!
  • Unique designs...Unique designs...
  • Doors that beckon to be opened.Doors that beckon to be opened.
  • And every successful walk should end with a nice glass of wine!And every successful walk should end with a nice glass of wine!

It only took about a minute before the city of Sibiu stole our hearts completely. The hidden alleys that whispered of secrets to be found. The charm of the village architecture and the kindness of the townspeople made Sibiu a place we will never forget.

We’d love to take you on a photo tour of the city we found completely enticing. Our visit to Sibiu came through the recommendation of other travelers (one of our best ways of finding new spots!). They all warned us that we would love Sibiu – and they were SO right! Chosen as the European Cultural Capital in 2007, Sibiu has a history of showing off her charms to the world – and with good reason.

There are so many reasons to visit. As you can see from the pictures, the town itself is uniquely beautiful and totally walkable. Restaurants in Sibiu provide excellent service and incredibly delicious food at a fraction of the price of many other European cities. Hotels cater to the foreign traveler by showing hospitality in many different languages. The museums of Sibiu bring history to life and are easily accessible (over 11 in the city and 9 which can be visited under a single ticket!).

The #MySibiu Project. It is refreshing to see travelers and bloggers so passionate about a place like Sibiu. Two bloggers from Sibiu – Tudor Popa and Razvan Pop created the project called #MySibiu to bring awareness of their hometown to bloggers from around the world. Razvan was our guide around the city and his knowledge of the historical area is astounding. Thanks to Tudor and Razvan, we will always have a spot in our hearts for the charm and kindness of Sibiu.

#MySibiu is a project implemented by AIOS and Imperator Travel and is financed by Sibiu Town Hall. Partner: Ibis Hotel. 

Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done…filming an angry elk

Oh look! It’s a beautiful elk! He looks so powerful and strong. He’s making lots of loud elk noises, so he’s obviously not very happy. So what do I do? Go up to the fence to get a photo. But a photo isn’t enough. I want a video!

As you can see, my unhappy elk did NOT appreciate being filmed one bit! I guess it’s lucky that he didn’t jump over the fence to let me know. I could have been the featured story on Romania’s Dumbest Tourists segment. It would have served me right.

Afterwards – when I could hold my camera again without shaking – I was able to get another shot that I was proud of. From a LONG distance away!

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For me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment while practicing travel photography. It’s all about capturing that perfect instant in time to share. So far I’ve twisted my ankle (twice!) and skinned my knees on volcanic rock while trying to get a perfect shot, but fortunately nothing too scary.

Have you ever done something “not so smart” for a photo or video? To what lengths would you go for the perfect shot? Was it worth it? (That’s a silly question. Of course it was!) :-)

Happy shooting!

 

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus in Milan

The world’s largest collection of original drawings from Leonardo Da Vinci – his Codex Atlanticus – can be found on exhibition in the Basilica of Santa Maria Delle Grazie and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. Leonardo completed these works from 1478 to 1519. The variety of contents is astounding. Subjects [...]

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Panzanella – Tuscan Bread Salad – Recipe Tuesday

Bread salad?! Does that sound odd to anyone but me? We’re a huge fan of bread. House Sitting here in Tuscany has given us a whole new appreciation for fresh, warm bread delivered by The Bread Man. But Bread Salad, just somehow didn’t seem quite right. Until we had our [...]

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Writing Tips from Ernest & The Hemingway App

Ernest Hemingway wasn’t shy about many things – so sharing writing tips came as naturally to him as big game hunting and fishing. He constantly struggled to make his prose as straightforward as possible. However, his commitment to improving his writing made him one of the most influential writers of [...]

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Florence Food Tour – Eating Our Way Through Italy! (Video)

Come join us as we feast on the glorious food of Florence with Walks of Italy! Wine, olives, crostini, cheeses, meats, and even a sampling of the famous Florence Lampredotto…what an (umm, unusual) experience!

Our Florence Food Tour was more than just eating – it was a wonderful and unique way to taste a different side of Italy. Read more about our Florence Food Tour experience – including all the stops we made and the amazing food and drink we tasted – HERE.

We hope you enjoy being a part of our Italian travels as much as we enjoy sharing them with you!

Cheryl & Lisa

 

What to wear? What to wear? A Travelers’ Conundrum

We’ve been invited on a press trip to Romania by their Tourism Board and I don’t have anything to wear! Well, not exactly. I do have a few pairs of shorts, a bathing suit, and a few blouses I classify as “dressy” only because they don’t fall into the t-shirt [...]

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