Sunday, 13 June 2004


Moldova 13-15 June 2004

Moldova is east of Romania and due north of Istanbul.  It is north-west of the Black Sea.

For aeons the locals have been raped, looted and enslaved by marauding hordes starting with the Roman occupation in AD 105-207 to the traffickers of women in the 21st century.  The Huns, the Ostrogoths, the Turks, Ottomans, Russians, Tartars and Mongols have all overrun the place.

Wednesday, 19 May 2004

Buda and Pest

Observations of Eastern Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2003 to 2009

Hungary’s Budapest is a cultured sophisticated and very European city. The magnificent architecture is a tribute to the glory days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Some of the buildings are incredible, the restaurants are good and ‘to take the waters’ in the numerous and extravagant baths is a ‘must do and enjoy’ experience.