9 June 2010 – Sojourn in Sibiu

June 9th, 2010 § 5 comments

9 June 2010, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Polka dot bouse – Gap, thrifted
  • Navy tank – ON
  • Scarf – courtesy of Echo Design
  • Jeans – S. Oliver
  • Flats – Palladium
  • Green tote – Kenneth Cole
  • Earrings – gift from A.
  • Sunglasses – drug store


These photos were taken one day last week spent in Sibiu, Romania. I posted some pictures of Sibiu the last time I was there in September of last year and I took a bunch more on this trip because it’s just such a beautiful and picturesque city.

Since I knew I would be doing a lot of walking on this trip to Romania, I packed sensibly –  comfortable flats, sunscreen, and shades were on top of my list. (But more about my packing later). T. and I spent a good deal of our day in Sibiu walking around and exploring the city with intermittent coffee breaks keeping us juiced up and energized. Since we didn’t have much time on this particular visit, we didn’t enter any museums, but I did briefly pop into a promising looking thrift store…I just couldn’t resist.

Traveling/Thrifting, originally uploaded by academichic.

I love a good thrift store at home and I love it even more when traveling because it’s the perfect way to find some unique treasures or some very cheap souvenirs. T. actually suggested I go in when we passed it, which I’m taking as a sign of true love. He really knows me by now. And that’s where a large tote really comes in handy. While carrying a smaller purse is great in terms of weight, when I’m traveling, I need a big bag to hold my essentials, some handy wipes, any postcards and gifts I pick up, an umbrella (a proven way to ensure that it won’t rain!), and, of course, my camera. And, on this trip, the couple of goodies I picked up at said thrift store, which I’m excited to reveal sometime soon.

Are you also a well stocked traveler or do you like to keep things loose and breezy? S.

9 June 2010 – Old City of Sibiu, originally uploaded by academichic.
Sibiu, Romania, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 5 Responses to 9 June 2010 – Sojourn in Sibiu"

  1. Sally says:

    Now that’s a good man. Husband Mike is similarly helpful/patient in the shopping department!

  2. Kelly says:

    You look so pretty! I’m looking forward to seeing the treasures you picked up. I am learning to be more “loose and breezy” – I have a tendency to over pack so I can be ready for any situation (what if I get a surprise invitation to a ball? what if the president stops by? what if I decided to go clubbing or para sailing or jogging? all highly unlikely scenarios), but in reality I usually end up using about half of what I bring.

  3. Vanessa says:

    My boyfriend doesn’t have NEARLY that sort’ve patience for shopping with me! You’re a lucky gal to have bagged a guy who encourages a good thrift now and again :)

  4. Jane says:

    Oh beautiful Sibiu! I love how the first picture captures the buidlings with the “eye” windows. I was there in 2004 (my dissertation is on Romanian plays post-2000 and national identity, so I am LOVING this blog) and have been dreaming of going back. Thanks for sharing these!

  5. So interesting to see this! I am in Vienna now and will be in Bucharest soon for a conference. Our travels seem to overlap!

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