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We reach Moldova

We spent our last night in Romania south of Botoșani, in front of the new Zosin monastery. In the evening we could hear the monks singing, in the morning we got an incredible concert of their bells – every European cathedral should be jealous. The next day we were on our way to the border …

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Three remarkable churches

We had reached the Bukovina, east of the Carpathians. It was once an administrative division of the Habsburg Monarchy. For us as Austrians, it is fascinating, how far the Austrian monarchy extended. Very special are the churches of this region, not only for their shape, but especially for their painted exterior. The church of Saint George at the …

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The churches of northern Romania

Coming from Austria and northern Hungary, we had finally reached Romania and the Maramureș, a geographic region in the northeastern Carpathians. It is famous for its well-preserved wooden villages and churches, its traditional lifestyle, and the local colourful dresses still in use. We came past the monastery Huta, which was built in 2006. We were …

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RACE DAY

As we always enjoy meeting good friends, we were very much looking forward to this event. We met some “petrol heads”, which Edi knows since his early school days! Every year they organise a 24-hour race event, shadowing the “24 Hours of Le Mans” taking place the same weekend, but on gravel and using vintage …

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Provence

We spent a couple of days visiting friends near Cannes and had the chance to visit some of the typical villages of this area like Grasse, Mougins, Valbonne and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The historic centres with their typical stone houses with wooden shutters and narrow alleys, with perfume shops, boutiques and art galleries were a unique impression, …

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