The tar in the street starts to melt from the heat And the sweats runnin’ down from my hair I walked 20 miles and I’m dragging my feet And I’ll walk 20 more I don’t care And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone I’m like a ghost some people can’t see Others drive by and stare A shadow that drifts by the side of the road It’s like I’m not even there And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone Well I’ve never been part of the game The life that I live is my own All that I know is that I was born To wander this world all alone, all alone Some people are born with their lives all laid out And all their success is assured Some people work hard all their lives for nothin’ They take it and don’t say a word They don’t say a word Sometimes it’s like I don’t even exist Even God has lost track of my soul Why else would he leave me out here like this To wander this world all alone And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone –Jonny Lang, “Wander This World”

Author Archives: therestlessroad

Bucharest and the Romanian Revolution

Our second full day with Gate 1 consisted of a Bucharest walking tour with a focus on the Romanian Revolution, followed by a field trip to the Romanian Parliament building and a visit to a village museum. The days with Gate 1 followed a pattern of travel days where we were moving between hotel locations…

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Sinaia and Peles Castle

For our first full day with our Gate 1 tour group, we drove back to the Carpathian mountains to visit Sinaia and Peles Castle, about 1/2 of the distance we had just traveled to Brasov. Now it was time for us to turn off our logistic brains and focus on learning and deeper history. The…

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Bran Castle and Brașov history

Beating the European heat wave by leaving Bucharest and heading to the mountains of Brașov and Bran Castle in the north turned out to be a great decision. Brașov ended up being our favorite city in the entire trip and the Carpathian mountains were both ominous yet comforting to Colorado mountain people like us. After…

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Getting to Brașov

While we got to the airport early and checked in on time, our flight to Bucharest, Romania became later and later, putting pressure on our plan of getting in Brașov within daylight hours. We booked an Air Serbia codeshare on Air Tarog (the Romanian national carrier), and Air Tarog’s updates on the delay (or lack…

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Relaxing in Belgrade

For our last day and a half in Serbia, and with our big day of touring completed, we spent our remaining time relaxing in Belgrade. Due to our lack of planning, none of the tour companies had space available for day activities we were interested in such as kayaking around Kalamegdan Park and War Island,…

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Belgrade sightseeing

The next morning we woke up around 9AM and moved at a leisurely pace before our Free Walking tour and day of Belgrade sightseeing. We enjoyed a lovely, complimentary breakfast at the hotel, which was conferred by my United Club card’s premium IHG status, and had a mix of British and Serbian cuisine. Serbians seemed…

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