Transylvania | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Piata Sfatului, the main square in Old Town in Brasov, Romania, is dirty and sadly neglected

From the moment I decided to visit Eastern Europe I was obsessed with the idea of Transylvania. My mind conjured images of razorback mountains with rugged roads where one false move...

Wooden deck built into a ledge cut into sheer salt walls provides a bird's eye view of the Rudolf Mine

Salt. It’s on every restaurant table and in most every home. We reach for the shaker without regard for its provenance – where it comes from, how it’s processed, or the...

Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral on Avram Iancu Square

My long, difficult day of travel from Breb, Romania to Cluj-Napoca began when I hitched a ride with two Romanian-Americans who were making their annual visit to family. They dropped me...

I struck up a conversation with Maria at the gate to her compound and ended up with an invitation to dinner

From the lush green floor of the valley I gazed toward the encircling dusky blue mountains. Puffy white clouds drifted lazily across the sky, allowing the sun to peek through just...