Who Knew?

We rolled into Bucharest, Romania knowing little about the place and expecting less. Turns out we were mistaken. Lots of very good stuff to see, eat and drink for small outlay. Nice neighborhoods and friendly people as well. There are worse places to be and live - we know because we have.



Officially known as Pljeskavica, these babies should be available everywhere and not just everywhere in Serbia. This one is from a little shack in Novi Sad, a gem of a city that Lonely Planet named a top destination not long ago. Cost for two with beverage: about four US bucks, and they are a long way from small.


This is how you fireplace

Many decades back it was apparently vogue to have  space in your Spanish Hacienda that was all about the fireplace. As in the entire room was a fireplace. Electricity and the conveniences it powers conspired to do away with this genius design which is a real shame. It would almost be worth the nightmare of building a home to end up with one.