A man’s reach should exceed his grasp. I like to wander and to explore cities and countries. To discover their major landmarks and odd sites, 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 visited country and territory. I’ve traveled a lot around Europe, lived for two years in California, visited some of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas and set foot in Antarctica. I also have some pictures from my native Romania and a few astronomy and aviation photos. 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 or you can check out my travel profile on 7travels.net for a brief summary of visited countries and a travel map.


“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? […] As an afterthought, it seems hardly proper to write of life without once mentioning happiness; so we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” (Hunter S. Thompson, Security)


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