• The loveliest apartment

    - 9 October 2016 -

    Back in July, when we visited Lisbon, we had the opportunity to stay in a very lovely apartment. Actually, it was amazing, not just lovely. It was in the old part of the city, in an old building which was […]

  • I’m trying, but I’m graceless*

    - 31 January 2016 -

    (24.01.2015 – Conacul Ursului) I had always underestimated to power of the first time until last week. Heck, the first time I went to the climbing gym it wasn’t about fireworks and butterflies in my stomach, but rather a rational decision: […]

  • I’ll follow you like a stray*

    - 28 October 2015 -

    (08.08.2015 – Refugiul Bătrâna) Last June we went on the same trail and we couldn’t see anything because of the miserable weather. This year we took my beloved Andreea and Dragoș out for an easy trek and we still couldn’t […]

  • Baby, did you forget to take your meds?*

    - 12 September 2015 -

    (17-21.07.2015, Bulgaria) Lately I’ve been so busy with everything (summer holiday, translating, work etc.) that I haven’t found the time to sit down and write about one of our last trips abroad. Last year when we went to Musala and […]

  • You’re just like a dream*

    - 12 July 2015 -

    (30.04-02.05.2015, Măcin) Eight of us decided to spend a long weekend trekking in Măcin, the oldest mountains in the country. We drove there, got out our backpacks and headed on one of the lightest treks ever. Being so old, these mountains […]

  • Better together*

    - 14 February 2015 -

    (24-25.01.2015, Cozia) On the 22nd I returned from Germany, on the 23rd I celebrated my birthday by not going to work and on the 24th we embarked upon another trekking trip. I really wanted to go away from Bucharest, to […]

  • I need my girl*

    - 12 December 2014 -

    (17-18.09.2014, Piatra Mare) Martha really liked it when we went trekking in Romania last year, so we decided to go on another trek this year as well. We didn’t have that many days at our disposal and actually, thinking about […]

  • And I was someone else, I was something good*

    - 19 September 2014 -

    (25-27.07.2014 Cabana Negoiu, Custura Sărății) Last year we reached Moldoveanu so this year we planned to reach Negoiu. Well, it’s easier said than done when the weather is totally against you. Really, this year we had the crappiest weather ever! […]

  • Panique aux fanatiques tac tic tac tic*

    - 5 June 2014 -

    (01.-04.05.2014, Retezat, cabana Pietrele) I was soooo happy to go on this trek trip! I had spent my weekends translating and the night before we left I sent in my translation and I felt free and happy. A huge stone […]

  • All right, let’s go back*

    - 31 May 2014 -

    I know, I know, this happened at the end of March and we’re practically in June now, so this means that I’m either very lazy or not in the mood to blog, but guess what, none of that is true. […]

  • But the world is spinning slower in my mind*

    - 2 February 2014 -

    (30.12.2013, Creasta Cocoșului) Creasta Cocoșului is where I took my first trekking trip ever. I was in the 7th grade and I went there with some of my colleagues and my Math teacher. It was something new and fun, not […]

  • Words can never make up for what you do*

    - 5 January 2014 -

    It’s 2014 already and I have so many stories to tell from 2013! It was a fabulous year for me, one of the best so far, and I am eager to write everything down so I don’t forget it. On […]

  • Darling, come with me I’ll show you a whole new world*

    - 20 October 2013 -

    (24-25.08.2013, Tamina; 01.09.2013, Belvedere, Predeal; 28.09.2013, Basarbovo) When your climbing partner becomes your boyfriend everything changes for the best. You don’t have to worry about spending too much time at the climbing gym cause he’s there with you. You don’t […]

  • It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right*

    - 29 September 2013 -

    (2-4.08.2013, Podragu, Moldoveanu) At the beginning of August Adi and Bogdan planned another trekking trip and of course I tagged along. I am really sorry for the guys, but now that I’ve discovered how much I like this weekend activity, […]

  • A long, long time ago I can still remember…*

    - 1 June 2013 -

    …I went rock climbing again. I woke up at 6, wanted to go back to bed, defeated my laziness and managed to met up with Dănuț and Adiță. We laughed, talked and gossiped on the way there. We were all […]

  • Till the end*

    - 20 May 2013 -

    This Easter, as I was heading back to Bucharest, I felt relieved. It was the first time I didn’t feel that I lived in two separate worlds at the same it. I was looking forward to getting back to MY […]

  • Living violently awesome days…

    - 25 June 2012 -

    The moment I set foot in this country I felt at home. On the way to Andreea‘s home from the airport, an old man looked at the reindeer antlers I was wearing (inside joke), looked at us, smiled and said […]

  • ‘The future hasn’t happened yet’

    - 3 May 2012 -

    I don’t know if I like Bucharest anymore as I find myself longing for weekends as far away as possible from here. It’s so refreshing to see new faces, new buildings, to breathe cleaner air, to eat in a new […]

  • Hermannstadt, wir kommen!

    - 26 April 2012 -


  • Mum, I’m home!

    - 13 April 2012 -

    Here I am with a Weizen next to my laptop enjoying my first day back home. The train ride was uneventful except the fact that I’m almost sure I was in the same compartment with one of my school mates […]


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