Dreaming of seeing Rick Springfield in concert at a casino, with the rest of the wistful middle aged ladies. … More Rick Springfield, in Retrospect
Wandering about in Vienna, Austria. … More Eastern Europe Diaries: Vienna Wanderings
Journeying from Baia Mare, Romania to Vienna, Austria. Travel journal by Charish Badzinski. … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Leaving Romania, on to Vienna, Austria
Iceland can be a costly trip to take. Here are 13 budget tips for cheaper travel to Iceland. … More 13 Money-Saving Tips for Budget Travel to Iceland
July 25, 2016 Baia Mare, Romania (Continued. Note: this is taken from an actual diary entry from my time traveling in Eastern Europe.) I will do my best to recap yesterday in detail. Such a remarkable day! First, it continues to be so hot here I can hardly stand it. No one seems to be … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Romania III
An elderly woman I met in my travels may be getting scammed. What would you do? … More Possible Elder Scam: What Would You Do?
2016 has been a year of many lessons. The truth is, lessons, the big ones anyway, rarely come looking like lessons. They look instead like the things you do every day, like the obstacles you face, and like the pathways you choose in response. … More Celebrating the End of a Year with Many Lessons
The town is so beautiful! A canal, the churches, cobblestone streets, a beautiful town square with buildings being revitalized, hills in the distance. Lovely cafes in the square and people so dressed up, drinking espresso, coffee, and even beer, first thing in the morning.
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I don’t even know where to start or how to put this into words, but Romania charmed me the second I crossed her border! Long fields of corn ready to be picked, the silks browning, miles and miles of sunflowers in full bloom, their faces in unison; the most gorgeous sunset; wells still in operation – a bucket lifted and locals drinking from it, filling their water bottles; buildings in beautiful decay. … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Romania
I’m ready to board the train to to Baia Mare, Romania. It is parked on the tracks in front of me, being cleaned as I wait and write this. … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Bye Bye Budapest, and Prepping for Baia Mare, Romania