Travel ~ 36. Romantic Romania.

When two of your best friends are from Romania, it’s obligatory to visit the country. This summer, it happened. It was my first time in the southeastern sovereign state of Europe. The Carpathian mountains surrounded us on our road trip to the third most populous city, Timișoara.

Driving by petrol stations, there were also manufacturing, technology and transport factories which showed that the country’s commerce and economy are doing well. From that, many more tourists will visit. Cruising in the countryside, the views were spectacular with lots of flowers and fields of grass to entertain the eye. I began to fall in love.

Arriving at my friend’s house, I received a warm welcome from an adorable dog. The photo below was taken right before he ran over and began to lick my feet. I think that was meant to be his way of saying hello. Either way, it was super ticklish. I started to laugh.

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Continuing our adventure, we headed to Timișoara’s city centre. First stop, Memorialul Revolutiei. It was a museum dedicated to the Revolution in 1989. I learned a lot about how the city was established and why things operate the way they do there from a 30 minute film.

 

Next, my friends and I drove to the central area and began to walk around Piața Unirii. Eventually, we found a spot to to have lunch. There were great drinks, salads and burgers at M Bistro. Nearby, we visited the Timișoara Art Museum. No photos were allowed but I enjoyed the baroque, classical and contemporary works of art.

 

Soon enough it was time to explore more. Wandering along the main street, we ended up passing through multiple squares where we saw the Timișoara City Hall, the beautiful and old Opera House, a majestic Metropolitan Cathedral and the check out Timișoara city sign.

 

Then that evening, there was a cultural event happening in the Roses Park. Strolling by the river, I saw cool graffiti. When we got to the park, we watched dancers from Romania, Serbia and Portugal perform in their traditional attire.

 

After that, it was time to drink and dine Romanian style. The best place to end the night was at Pensiunea Annette with good food and friends in Covaci, Timișoara. I would recommend to visit this resort.

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All photos taken by Niya Sinckler.

 

Film ~ Florence Foster Jenkins

Looking for a good laugh? Florence Foster Jenkins directed by British producer Stephen Frears follows the life of a New York socialite who aspires to be an opera singer. However she doesn’t quite have the vocal range for it. Despite that, Meryl Streep who plays the heiress brings joy and humour to the theatre scene along with her husband, St. Clair (Hugh Grant) who is well entertaining. It’s everything you need with the biographical understanding, comedic antics and drama all around. Also, it reminds me of Keeping Up Appearances for those who admire British neighbourhood sitcoms. Definitely recommend. Rating: 8/10.

Music ~ Electric Daisy Carnival!

EDC NY is an awesome reason to…EAT. SLEEP. RAVE. REPEAT ❤

Omg best news ever! Tickets are available. You’re welcome, enjoy your weekend 🙂

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Film ~ Unfinished Business

Directed by Ken Scott, the comedy Unfinished Business is hilarious. The film follows a determined father, Dan (Vince Vaughn) turned small business owner along with his two colleagues, Mike Pancake (Dave Franco) and Timothy McWinters (Tom Wilkinson) as they travel across Europe for the most important handshake of their lives. It’s an adventure of unimaginable exploits as they try to stay in the race. I give it a 4/5 rating.