Romania

Kutrubes Travel planned an exquisitely complicated tour for me through “eastern” Europe, and I started out in Romania.

The capital of Romania is Bucharest and the country has about 20 million citizens. The official language is Romanian. Christian denominations are the primary religions, with the dominant religion being Eastern Orthodox.  

A wonderful place to visit in Romania is Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti in Brasov. This is not a zoo; it is a bear rehabilitation center to help declining bear populations, especially brown bears which are virtually extinct in many parts of Europe. Travelers who love outdoor challenges will also enjoy Parc Aventura Brasov, an adventure park filled with fun challenges for navigating the forest area.

Also worth a visit is Peles Castle in Sinaia, a magnificent castle where the rooms are styled differently with architecture and furnishings influenced by other countries in Europe and the Middle East. On busy days there can be a long wait, but once inside the views are gorgeous.

This is a country that I definitely want to return to visit the fantastic castles!

Grenada

Brief History: Grenada is twice the size of Washington D.C and the capital of the country is Saint George’s. There are approximately 115,000 people living here. The official language of Grenada is English with a majority of Grenadians also speaking French patois. The...

Bahrain

Jim's Perspectives: Bahrain has both oil and gas, and knowing that it does not have unlimited supplies of both, is re-inventing itself into a financial capital. The “real” story of Bahrain is … although it is a Muslim country … anything goes here. My driver told me...

Turkimenistan

Janette ... the love of my life The highlight of the my trip in '16 was having the chance to visit an Ahal-Teka horse farm where I fell in love with Janette, a tall thin blond with blue eyes, long legs and silky skin. I miss her... The capital of Turkmenistan is...