Story by BEEJ. Photos by STAX. Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu pushed through construction of the Transfagarasan Highway in 1970. By all accounts the construction was hellishly difficult and brutal. Legend said he was spooked by the Soviet invasion of the former Czechoslovakia and wanted to build a military route to head off any similar invasion by […]Read More Taking on the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania
Continued from Part II: After we attended the practice wedding in Oncesti, we sat down over coffee with our unofficial fixer, Bud. Bud told us there would be a traditional wedding in the village of Budesti the next weekend, and that he would even be bringing Japanese tourists there to catch the festivities. (Japanese tourism […]Read More Wedding Crashers, Part III: Maramures, Romania
The sound of music and dancing grew louder. We were going to crash this wedding of complete strangers and worse, we were going to invade the proceedings with cameras and try to get some footage.Read More Wedding Hunters!: From Wedding Hunt to Wedding Crash
by Stax I think Beej and I should start calling ourselves “The Wedding Hunters.” After decompressing for a couple of days at the Avenue Hostel in Budapest, we made our way by train to Cluj-Napoca, a comfortable 8 hours across the Hungarian border in Romania. The train was delayed so we didn’ t arrive until […]Read More The Wedding Search, Part One
Fellow Misadventurists, We’re taking a short break from project updates to share a video that Beej put together from our three day layover in Oslo, Norway! By night we stayed with a great Norwegian/British couple, Per Kristian and Clare, in their flat in Oslo’s northwest district. By day, we made the most of the city’s […]Read More VIDEO – 2 Days in Oslo, Norway
We arrive finally in Maramures County and are immediately plied with food and strong drink. What are they trying to do, kill us?Read More Breb, Romania: Welcome to Maramureş
Hey everyone! In honor of our successful Kickstarter campaign for our webseries, I Do: A Wedding of Cultures, we’re running our first-ever contest for new followers on Instagram, plus a Geo-Quiz every day for those who want to play. For the next 2+ weeks (August 9 – 25), we’re holding a #NWRoadTrip Instagram Contest.. We’re posting […]Read More #NWRoadTrip Instagram Contest and Geo-Quiz!
Ek Phnom Temple The ancient ruins of Ek Phnom Temple are quiet most days of the week. Monks peek curiously out of their bare wooden stilt houses at travelers. Dogs sleep in the sun, leaves rustle and families from surrounding villages picnic upon giant blocks of weathered and chiseled sandstone. It is an impressive, but […]Read More PHOTO ESSAY: Ek Phnom Temple or Can I get a wat?
Ivana and Gianni, from the great digital nomad travel website Nomad is Beautful , interviewed us about our travels, our web series project and everything under the sun for their series Love on the Road ! We were thrilled to be featured and show off some of our photography, and Ivana’s questions were really thoughtful. […]Read More Read Our “Nomad is Beautiful” Interview!
BY BEEJ The time came for us of course to leave the town of Battambang. It was a reluctant good-bye: a place we had gone on a total whim to investigate a possible segment for our Web series became one of our fondest memories of Southeast Asia and a must-return destination. The town and surrounding […]Read More Here Be Dragons: There be Great People