There’s more to travel than churches, castles, bars and beaches (not that there’s anything wrong with these). I like to discover new cities and countries, their odd sights and major landmarks, their people, culture, architecture, scientific and historical points of interest, nature, food and anything else of note.

On this site you’ll find pictures from my travels around the world and a few thoughts on each country. I’ve traveled a lot around Europe, lived for two years in California, and visited some of Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America. I also have some pictures from my native Romania and several non-travel photos.

The What’s new? section includes the site’s updates. The full list of travel albums is always available on the Homepage or in the Pictures section (same content). There’s also a Stuff section updated with articles and guides from time to time. All pictures and content are copyrighted by worldtravels.ro unless explictly noted (please mention worldtravels.ro as source if using).

That’s pretty much it. You can contact me at razvan[@]worldtravels.ro for any questions or comments. And since you can’t really have a proper website without a quote, check one out below:

“Let us visualize the secure man; and by this term, I mean a man who has settled for financial and personal security for his goal in life. In general, he is a man who has pushed ambition and initiative aside and settled down, so to speak, in a boring, but safe and comfortable rut for the rest of his life. His future is but an extension of his present, and he accepts it as such with a complacent shrug of his shoulders. His ideas and ideals are those of society in general and he is accepted as a respectable, but average and prosaic man. But is he a man? has he any self-respect or pride in himself? How could he, when he has risked nothing and gained nothing? What does he think when he sees his youthful dreams of adventure, accomplishment, travel and romance buried under the cloak of conformity? How does he feel when he realizes that he has barely tasted the meal of life; when he sees the prison he has made for himself in pursuit of the almighty dollar? If he thinks this is all well and good, fine, but think of the tragedy of a man who has sacrificed his freedom on the altar of security, and wishes he could turn back the hands of time. A man is to be pitied who lacked the courage to accept the challenge of freedom and depart from the cushion of security and see life as it is instead of living it second-hand. Life has by-passed this man and he has watched from a secure place, afraid to seek anything better. What has he done except to sit and wait for the tomorrow which never comes?” (Hunter S. Thompson, Security)

Razvan

         

PS: Check out my travel profile on 7travels.net for a brief summary of visited countries, country reviews and travel map. You can create your own profile to share your travels with the world – click here.