Bochali, Zakynthos

via Site Settings ‹ idjourney — WordPress.com               Bochali, a small and beautiful village is at 1.5 km far away from Zakynthos. The stunning panoramic views of Zante and Mount Skopos, the ruins of the Venetian Castle and St Paraskeva’s Church are the reasons why you have to visit it. The road winds through the…

The island of Hope, New York

          Today, sixty-four years have passed since Ellis Island was closed (12 November 1954) by the American immigration authorities and I think its history was so interesting that it is worth telling you a few things more or less known. The Statue of Liberty was one of the sights I did not want to miss…

Trascău Fortress

            Autumn is my favorite season for traveling in the Carpathian mountains, and those who read my previous articles could easily see this. The symphony of the colors and the gentle sun rays turned any journey into an experience of my soul. This autumn I decided to take a trip to Trascău Mountains (Romania), an…

Kitzsteihorn – a unique ski experience

via Site Settings ‹ idjourneys — WordPress.com           Kitzsteinhorn, a massif of the Hohe Tauern National Park, is Salzburg’s highest located ski area and the first glacier ski resort in Austria. Over the time, the area has developed, and today is one of the most popular ski areas in the country. At the foot of the…

The Rupestral Monastery Corbii de Piatră

        About 50 km far north of Pitesti, in the village of Corbi, on the banks of the Doamnei River there is the partially rupestral monastery named Corbii de Piatră (the Stone Ravens Monastery), a place of worship carved in the sandstone. The history of the monastery is lost in the darkness…

The Rupestral Monastery of Șinca Veche

           In Transylvania, a region where Romanian, Hungarian and German communities lived together for centuries, religion has been an anchor in troubled times, and churches, monasteries and sketes tell us today their story. Two years ago I was surprised by the shape and the story of the ”St. Nicholas” Church in Densuș. Last year, I…

My travel notes from Corfu island

               I think the charm of the Ionian islands such as Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu is given by the incredible color palette of the surroundings. Here, you are blessed with a color therapy. The blue tones of water that blends harmoniously with the verdant vegetation and the bright white of the buildings are resting…

The Gorges of Dobrogea

          In the heart of Dobrogea County, between the villages Cheia and Târguşor, there is the Geological Reservation ”Dobrogea Gorges”. We drive on the county road No. 222, which winds through an oak forest and suddenly after a curve it reveals the splendor of some strange shapes. The limestone walls of no more than 30…

Enisala Fortress

           Enisala Fortress is a place that can provide a great opportunity to spend quality time for both the passionate of history and nature lovers. Located on the Gras hill, it is actually the ruins of the only medieval fortress in Dobrogea. The name of the fortress is a combination of two words: the Turkish…