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So apparently, you really didn’t like my previous post.
I won’t apologise for it!
When coming to The British Berliner, you expect a clear description of the places that I travel to, and my thoughts.
And that is exactly what I gave you!
I thought I made it crystal clear that my post, wasn’t about the Romanian people, who were perfectly alright. Nice and friendly.
It was about Romania – the country.
I said it didn’t tickle my fancy!
I stated that I simply wasn’t overwhelmed.
And sad to say.
I wasn’t even impressed.
I’m yet to find when it ever became a crime to like everywhere.
You just can’t!
And I’m a weird one ‘cos I didn’t like the following countries either:
The Dominican Republic.
I don’t even like tropical beach destinations!
It just really isn’t my thing!
Although I’ve had my share of the habitual sun-kissed photograph …
I’m a happy to spend a day or two.
But certainly, not more!
Mountains and valleys are more my thing you see…
Hence the skiing!
But I wouldn’t say No to the water.
But only the water mind.
Without the beach thingy.
Because, I really don’t like hot-weather beaches!
I’m a great supporter for Europe, and even more so for Eastern Europe. I mean, you only have to scroll through this link to experience my love for the continent.
I will write about the rest of my trip to Romania.
If you’re here for the first time, join in the fun.
I know I will!
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So just so that we’re all perfectly clear, here’s the best of Eastern Europe!
I live in Berlin.
And I travel a lot.
I do so because most of Europe is pretty much just around the corner, and because I can.
In fact, last year, I went to:
This year, I started a new job so travel has been a little erratic and this blog has been a mess, ‘cos I’ve been living in hotels for the past 6 weeks, and the wi-fi has been absolutely horrendous.
And coupled with early morning commuting at 03.15 in the morning in some places, let’s just say that Uber has been a godsend!
However, things have settled down, and I’m now on track.
I’ve already been to
And in the summer, I’ll be travelling to:
And at the end of the year, I’ll be travelling to:
I very much enjoy travelling to Eastern Europe!
I’ve been going to the region for more than twenty (20) years, but judging by some of the comments that I get, some people think that I spent just 24 hours, and that I’ve only just passed through!
Some readers think I haven’t the slightest clue.
And some readers even think that like Queen Elizabeth I, I might actually be male!
So in no particular order, but just to whet your appetite, here’s where I consider, the best of Eastern Europe!
Some people are confused as to what constitutes Eastern Europe, and I regularly get comments from the people who live there and complain that they don’t actually live in Eastern Europe, but Eastern – Central Europe, Central Europe, South-East Europe, and even as so far as to desribe themselves as Northern Europe, and the like!
But for simplicity’s sake, and because I have a BSc. (Hons.) Political Science, and two Master Degrees, I do actually know what I’m talking about so…
Eastern Europe is the Eastern part of the European continent!
Experts say that Eastern Europe is the region that historically has Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian, and Ottoman cultural influences.
Others say that Eastern Europe is the region that was created during the Cold War, are the former communist European states outside the Soviet Union, and are (including East Germany, and East Berlin, where I live) otherwise known as the Eastern Bloc!
THE CZECH REPUBLIC:
This article is not sponsored, and all opinions are really, my very own!
Next week, the Romanian places that I did like!
And in a few weeks, I’ll be revealing my next summer trip!
That’s it for now.
See you next week!
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I had visited Romania in the times of Ceausescu. If exclude poverty of the local population, I was astonished by two things: beautiful faces of locals (they were untypical for Eastern Europe), and imperial architecture of Bucharest.
Thanks so much Victor!
No way! That must have been amazing! Funnily enough, even though I’m aware of the madness of Ceausescu with his own people, I probably would have found Romania far more interesting then, than I do today…! 😉
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