This month was all about getting used to having a routine after travelling full time for one year and a half. Being back home, close to family and friends is awesome and as much as I love travelling, I love spending time with my loved ones too.
Moving back to Bucharest wasn’t easy. We had to figure out a lot of things but in the end, we rented an awesome apartment and got to spend lots of quality time with our families.
Although travel wise I don’t have much to share, I want to tell you more about our new home in Bucharest and our life in general.
1. Back to Bucharest
After a safe landing on Otopeni Bucharest Airport, we were welcomed by my parents who came all the way from Brasov to see us and take us home. Although I’ve been living for about 5 years in Bucharest, I am originally from Brasov and Dan is from Targu Mures.
Both me and Dan spent a few days with our parents and then we headed to Bucharest to search for an apartment to rent. We wanted a place within walking distance to Dan’s job. After visiting about 6 apartments, we finally found the one!
Situated in a new residential complex, our brand new two-bedroom apartment is everything we wanted. It’s spacious, it has a small but well-equipped kitchen (for those of you who don’t know, I don’t like cooking), and it’s just one kilometer away from Dan’s job.
After finding an apartment, the next step was to get all our stuff from Targu Mures to Bucharest. When we left for our round-the-world trip, we took all our belongings to Dan’s home in Targu Mures.
We rented a van and managed to move all our clothes and belongings to Bucharest. In the past 8 years, I changed 7 homes. I lived in several university dorms and apartments in Bucharest and I lived for one year in the Netherlands during my Master’s degree. Moving places has become less stressful and more exciting for me.
I love decorating a place from scratch and this is exactly what I did with our new apartment. The only thing that I don’t like about it is the fact the fridge is located inside the kitchen cabinets and this means that I have no space to display my fridge magnets. I always buy a fridge magnet from each country I visit and now I have to keep them hidden in boxes :(.
La pièce de résistance is our scratch world map which is getting more and more colorful with each country we visit. It’s a reminder of all our trips and memories. If you’re looking to buy a preset for your friend who loves to travel, buy him or her a world scratch map. It’s the perfect gift for every globe trotter!
Once we finished moving, we decided it’s time for a break. Our favorite place in Romania is Vama Veche, a little town situated at the seaside, near Bulgaria. It’s a place where people feel free, where there are parties on the beach each day, where you can go camping and forget about everything.
I first visited Vama Veche about 10 years ago and I keep returning each year. It’s a place very close to my heart and I can’t wait to return in spring. I only have one photo from Vama Veche because I tried to enjoy my time there and forget about my job as a blogger and photographer.
2. Travel plans
The only travel plan I have is attending Borderless Live in London at the beginning of September. It feels a bit strange to not have much planned in terms of travel but I love spending my time at home, working on the blog too.
3. Blog updates
Finding a new home and moving in it took a lot of time. As much as I love writing blog posts and working on Daily Travel Pill, I didn’t have much time to concentrate on work.
However, I did manage to publish a few blog posts. Also, I decided to give up on Romanian Traveller (the new blog I started a few months ago) because I realized that I don’t have the time and patience to start again from scratch. Therefore, Daily Travel Pill is and will always be my focus.
Here are the blog posts I wrote in August:
- The best rides at Universal Studios Japan
- Tipping in Romania – When and How much?
- What are Romanians like?
- 20 SURPRISING facts about Romania
- Backpacking Romania – all you need to know
- Is Romania safe to visit?
That’s it for August! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.
May the travel bug bite you!
- Monthly Travel Journal – July 2019 – click here
- Monthly Travel Journal – June 2019 – click here
- Monthly Travel Journal – May 2019 – click here
- My travel survival kit – click here
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