Romania after the 1989 revoultion

On December 17, 1989, the flame of Romania’s Revolution against communist rule was ignited by the first street demonstrations in the border city of Timișoara. Until then, due to the severe oppression of General Secretary Nicolae Ceaușescu’s communist regime and security, Romanians hoped for such a change only by witnessing what had been happening in … [Read more…]

Undiscovered South American beaches

For half of the world, December to February means frosty landscapes and chilly temperatures, leaving many in search of warmer weather. Fortunately, it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere where sandy stretches beckon. Sure, there are obvious beachy locations like Rio de Janeiro and Uruguay’s Punta del Este, but there’s much more shoreline to explore. Let’s … [Read more…]