As a kid, the school subject I hated the most was History. All those names and dates dancing before my eyes were not at all intriguing. Yet, as I grew older I realised that history is not just a way to torture high school students. Now, I consider history an essential part of travelling. From the people’s political choices and how these affected their lives to the architectural trends throughout the centuries, every destination is defined by its history. Both Katerina and I make sure to include as many historic sites as possible in every trip we take. Recent history is what fascinates us the most, though. This made Bucharest and its not so long gone troubled political past an ideal destination for us. The Romanian capital is home to many recent historic treasures. One of these is Casa Ceausescu, the former Ceausescu residence.
This is a special post. In many ways. It’s not an informative one. Nor is it a post that will inspire you to travel to some place new. But it’s a post I love and I will for ever hold dear because it celebrates our nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am overjoyed as I’m writing these lines because our baby travel blog is only a few months old and, yet, it has stood out and earned its first ever recognition. Most importantly, by its peers. So, at this point, I would like to thank fellow travel blog Hang Around the World for this honour. This blog is an amazing source of travel inspiration that you should definitely check out. Grazie di cuore, Amalia e Paolo.