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The Chocolates Of Life

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." These are the chocolates of our lives.

The Chocolates of Life Travel Map

Since we’ve already written about so many places we’ve seen, we thought it would be a good idea to put them all on a Google Map.

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[Books] We need new names – NoViolet Bulawayo

My reading resolution for this year is to read as many books as I can get my hands on from other continents, except Europe. We need new names is one of these books and I found it after doing a bit of online research on the best fiction books in Africa.

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[Romania] The Deva Fortress

Human beings seem to have a weakness for castles, fortresses or citadels build on high peaks, from where they can guard and frighten us at the same time. We are not different, so it was time for us to go up to the Deva Fortress and see what it has to offer.

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[Romania] Germisara and Clocota Falls – Geoagiu Băi

Geoagiu-Băi is a well known balneoclimateric resort, in the Hunedoara county. Just after you enter Geoagiu-Băi, there is a pathway to the Clocota Falls, a 20 m fall on the Clocota River. The name Clocota, means seethe or boil and the river was named like that because the waters of the river collect all the thermo-mineral springs in the area. Due to their temperature, they are a good environment for thermal water specific plants and animals.

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[Romania] The Rotonda Chapel and The Reformat Church – Geoagiu

We stopped at the Rotonda Chapel and the Reformat Church from Geoagiu during one of our road trip weekends. the weather was not an ideal one for a family road trip, but as far as the rain didn’t start, we were happy to wonder around.

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[Romania] History Trip with a Crazy Spring Weather

This spring is quite freakish, changing rapidly from a hot season, sun and temperature over 25°C to a cold season, snow and -10°C, but waiting for the summer is not a valid option. Somewhere at the middle of March we said we should experience the first road trip with our 17 months baby. The forecast warned us that we will have changing weather, so we planned for a 2 days history trip not too far from Sibiu and we chose to follow the route Sibiu – Geoagiu – Deva – Sarmizegetuza Regia – Sibiu, a 350 km trip.

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[Romania] The Princely Court of Târgoviște

Although we’ve been many times on the road, driving to Bucharest, it is only this spring that we considerend having a stop in Târgoviște, for an important history lesson about medieval times.

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[Romania] The Bălcescu Manor

Although the southern part of Romania doesn’t have that much to offer in terms of history as does Transylvania, there are still some hidden gems, proof of our long history and civilization.

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Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs [Be With]

Among guitar aficionados, they don’t come much heavier than acid-drenched enigma Eddie Hazel. A founding father of Funkadelic and responsible for the blazing ”Maggot Brain” solo, he released just one album.

A concentrated dose of guitar-driven psychedelic soul and loping funk-rock, Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs(1977) was co-produced by George Clinton and features the full Mothership crew.

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[Books] May you be the Mother of a Hundred Sons – Elisabeth Bumiller

An amazing book on the condition of women in India, written by journalist Elisabeth Bumiller after living for 3 and a half years in India.

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