Anyone ever seen Bucharest’s famous Michael Jackson statue?

Yes, there’s a statue of Michael Jackson in Bucharest. It’s in Herastrau Park apparently, and although nobody who lives in Bucharest has ever seen it, we know it exists because Mark Hillsdon at the Daily Telegraph says so. Right here: According to Hillsdon, Herastrau is home to ‘an odd mix of statues from Charles de… Continue reading Anyone ever seen Bucharest’s famous Michael Jackson statue?

Romania travel article bingo (redux)

Spotter’s Badge to Phil Jacks for this quite brilliant travel piece in yesterday’s Independent: Perfect for playing Romania Travel Article Bingo (a full house is almost guaranteed), we particularly enjoyed this pearl of wisdom: Few 21st-century cultures cherish their superstitions like the Romanians, be it Roma reading the tarot or villagers employing garlic and a… Continue reading Romania travel article bingo (redux)

Romania travel article bingo

Posts like these now write themselves (as, it could be argued, do the travel articles they are about). Anyway, Romania travel article bingo. How to play? Simple. Just take the following list of words and phrases then tick them off as you read a travel article about Romania: Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu Dracula Dracula’s Castle… Continue reading Romania travel article bingo