How to travel with only a carry-on

How to travel with only a carry-on

Whenever we’re not carrying camping gear, we travel carry-on only. When you think about it, even without being one of those people that everyone hates that take a way too large piece of hand-luggage, you can carry A LOT on board a plane. 
A Dracula basecamp in Brasov

A Dracula basecamp in Brasov

Our last stop in Transylvania was Brasov, from where we went to see Dracula’s castle in Bran, did a hike in the forest with more bears than people, and went on one of the best free walking tours we’ve done to date. 
Sighisoara, what Pinterest was made for

Sighisoara, what Pinterest was made for

Everything you do in Sighisoara requires climbing hills or staircases, except simply chilling on the square in the old town with a coffee and a sweet. We did a little bit of both, and would absolutely recommend a visit. 
Cultural Sibiu, our introduction to Transylvania

Cultural Sibiu, our introduction to Transylvania

Sibiu was our first stop in Romania outside of Bucharest, and we loved the historical center with all of its churches and old buildings with eyes on the roof. We visited a really cool open air museum showing how people lived a long time ago. 
Bucharest, not an entirely awful place

Bucharest, not an entirely awful place

Bucharest will probably not be anyone’s highlight on a trip to Romania, but we found plenty to do walking around the old town, visiting a historical museum and an Easter market, and spending the afternoon in the tranquil city park. 
Nine days in Romania: our itinerary

Nine days in Romania: our itinerary

Romania is more than Transylvania, but that was pretty much what we had time for with only nine days to spend in the country. We did see some very beautiful old towns, take some long walks in nature, eat delicious food almost every day and moved around by train easily. 
Being a vegetarian in Sri Lanka

Being a vegetarian in Sri Lanka

The food in Sri Lanka was not much like that of South India. A lot less spicy, but still very tasty and with interesting new flavors. There are restaurants in the larger towns, but the locals don’t seem to eat out much. Try some home cooking at your homestay! 
Is Colombo worth your time?

Is Colombo worth your time?

A temple with a huge collection of Buddha statues, a hectic shopping district and a slightly more luxurious hotel stay awaited us on the very last stop of the Sri Lanka trip. I enjoyed Colombo, but I could certainly understand those who don’t. 
A day and a night in colonial Galle

A day and a night in colonial Galle

We made a short stop in Galle on the way back toward Colombo, strolled around the old streets and stayed at a guest house inside the citadel. Go for the excellent food and pretty look of things, but leave again for the real Sri Lanka.