Romanian Flag Day Special Offer!

The Romanian flag (Drapelul României) is flown across Romania every year on 26th June.

Flag Day symbolizes Romania’s independence. Romania’s national flag is a blue, yellow and red tricolor, with the colors arranged in vertical bands of equal size. The three colors symbolize the three Romanian provinces – Wallachia (yellow), Moldavia (red), and Transylvania (blue).

To celebrate Flag Day in my favourite country, my ebook Dogs ‘n’ Dracula: A Road Trip Through Romania‘ is reduced to 99p/99c for the next couple of days on Amazon UK and US. Click here to find it on your local Amazon store.

The Fab Four at Sarmizagetusa Regia, ‘Romania’s Stonehenge’ – the ancient Dacian capital

What it’s About?

Three years after Mark and I gave up work to tour full time, we set off for Spain and Portugal in a caravan with four dogs, but they decided to turn left…

According to The Spectator, Romania is “Europe’s most overlooked holiday destination.” According to everyone else, it was somewhere we would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped or eaten–if we managed to avoid the floods and riots. Follow us as we tow a caravan through the largest, untouched wilderness in Europe, crossing the Carpathian Mountains via one of the world’s most ‘Dangerous Roads’, guided by a satnav with a revenge complex more pathological than Vlad the Impaler’s.

This is the third book in our Adventure Caravanning with Dogs series and, like the others, is a stand-alone tail.

Described by reviewers as ‘Entertaining and Informative’ and ‘Armchair Travel Delight’, it was a finalist in the Romania Insider Awards.

Here’s a link to my other books on my Amazon Author Page.

For my Romanian book recommendations, click here to go to my entry on Shepherd.com – The Best Books To Get To Know Romania and her People.

About Romanian Flag Day – Fun With Flags!

The Romanian flag’s tricolors of blue, yellow and red were first used together in 1834, where they appeared not as a national flag, but as a merchant flags and in flags of native militia units. In 1848 Romanian revolutionaries flew the blue, gold, and red tricolor flag. Initially, some tricolors were displayed horizontally, but the revolutionary provisional government in Bucharest decreed the vertical arrangement, with blue at the hoist, as it was more popular.

The tricolor became the national flag in 1859. However, the flag was horizontally arranged with blue on top until 1862. In 1867, the national flag, as well as the military ensigns, were changed to the vertical arrangement, with blue at the hoist.

In 1948, the national tricolor included a coat of arms, which was changed at least 4 times, up until the Communist regime in Romania ended in 1989, when the plain tricolor flag was reestablished. The Romanian constitution, which was adopted in 1991, states that “the flag of Romania is tricolor; the colors are arranged vertically in the following order from the mast: blue, yellow, (and) red”. In 1998 Romanian lawmakers proclaimed Flag Day to be annually observed on June 26.

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AD (After Dogs) - We retired early to tour Europe in a caravan with four dogs. "To boldly go where no van has gone before" - & believe me, we have! BC (Before Canines) - we had adventures on every continent other than Antarctica!

6 thoughts on “Romanian Flag Day Special Offer!

  1. WOW so you wrote the book? Well maybe you could give me some advice. My friend and I are writing a book together. What should we work on first?

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    1. Awesome! Well done both of you. What is your book about if that’s not too nosey a question?
      You have certainly got over the first mahoosive hurdle which is getting started. Most people don’t get that far!
      My advice would be to get your first draft written without worrying too much about style and punctuation. A first draft doesn’t need to be perfect – that’s what editing is for. Worrying about that stuff at the early stage can stifle your creativity. Just get down in words what you want to say.
      Once you have your first draft, you need to edit, edit, edit and then edit some more! I spend much more time editing than I do writing. First, try to make sure first of all that the words read well – reading aloud is a really good way to see if what you’ve written flows. Secondly, you want to check all your grammar and punctuation. Free tools such as Grammarly help with this. Then, I often leave the piece for at least a couple of weeks, sometimes much longer, and come back to it so that I can read it with fresh eyes.
      If you can afford it, it is always worthwhile to employ a professional editor and proofreader. It’s very hard to spot mistakes in your own work because you know what you meant to say! If you publish a book, you want people to appreciate the content. You certainly don’t want them to be writing reviews based on bad grammar or poor spelling.
      Regarding the publishing process, there is lots of help available online. I have written a blog which covers the basics and has a few links. Check it out and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
      I wish you and your friend the best of luck. Go You and please let me know how you get on!
      https://worldwidewalkies.blog/2019/07/31/a-beginners-guide-to-self-publishing-a-book-selling-it-on-amazon/

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      1. We think it will be about adventures and people who can transform. Thanks for all the information! It helped a bunch. We are working on the character right now.

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  2. That sounds like a great idea for a book! Adventure does transform you – I would not be the person I am without the experiences I have had.
    I am not artistic so I had my book covers designed professionally. I could visualise what I wanted, but couldn’t have created it!

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