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About travelbynatasha

I am a retired attorney who loves to travel. Several years ago I began working on a Century Club membership achieved by traveling to 100 "foreign" countries. Today, at 49 years of age the count is at 82. Many were visited on land based trips. Some were cruise ports. Some were dive sites. Most have been fascinating.

A Rock Castle in Bulgaria

Today we are docking in Vidin, Bulgaria on the Danube.  We have two touring options, both included with our cruise.  You can take your passport, cross a bridge back into Romania, and go to a cultural center with food and … Continue reading

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Boris in Bulgaria

We woke to enjoy one of those fabulous Uniworld breakfasts before heading out to explore Bulgaria, our next stop on our Eastern European river cruise.  It looked a little grey outside so I asked the front desk attendant if rain … Continue reading

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Snagov Monastery and the Mogosoaia Palace near Bucharest, Romania

We set our bags outside the room early and then went down for an early breakfast.  We are touring the countryside near Bucharest today with stops at the Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. The Palace has a lovely setting on … Continue reading

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Bucharest, Romania

We had the breakfast buffet at the Radisson Blu. It was essentially the same food as at the Hilton, but with a nicer presentation. We saw one of the families that had been at the Hilton joined us for the … Continue reading

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The Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania

After a long day in Transylvania, we relaxed this morning and secured a late checkout. We are transferring hotels to join the cruise line tour group. After a big breakfast, we took a cab to the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului … Continue reading

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Brasov, Transylvania

  In all fairness, this post should be titled Brasov, Transylvania and a conversation with Alex, a Romanian.  As our private tour continued through the day, I really felt I had the opportunity to get to know a person more … Continue reading

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Countryside Touring in Transylvania and Wallachia, Romania

Ok, I admit it.  When I knew we were coming to Romania for a River Cruise I wanted to come in a few days early so I could visit Transylvania.  Its not that I believe in vampires, but there is … Continue reading

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