Over the years Vardos have made many trips (7 at last count) to Eastern Europe meeting and learning from many traditional and Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Budapest and Bucharest, as well as the village of Mera and the town of Cluj Napoca / Kolozsvar in Transylvania (Western Romania), Iasi in Moldavia (far Eastern Romania), Hoteni in Maramures (near the Ukrainian border), Banat (Western Romania) the village of Clejani (where they met renowned Taraf de Haidouks) and Craiova in Oltenia, Southern Romania. Vardos have also performed at festivals in Hungary.
Alana in Beica de Jos, Transylvania
Alana learning from Marcel Ramba in Beica de Jos, Transylvania 2015
Alana Learning from Netti Sanyi in Transylvania
Alana Learning from Netti Sanyi in Cluj Napoca/Kolozsvar, Transylvania, 2001
Sofia Chapman in Mera, Transylvania
Sofia Chapman in Mera, Transylvania
Sofia Learning from Bela Berki in Mera
Sofia Learning from Bela Berki in Mera
Alana Hunt and Teacher Marius Borcoi in Iasi, Moldavia
Alana Hunt and Teacher Marius Borcoi in Iasi, Moldavia
Alana Learning from Salamon Beata in Transylvania
Alana with violin teacher Beata Salamon at Meta Tabor in Karad, Hungary, 2006
Sofia Chapman in Palatka, Transylvania
Sofia with Lorincz Kodoba and Stefan Moldovan, Palatka, Transylvania 2006
Alana Learning from Netti Sanyi in Transylvania
Performing at L'Equitable Cafe Marseille, France 2015

Alana Hunt with members of Taraf de Haidouks, Clejani, Southern Romania
Alana Hunt with members of Taraf de Haidouks, Clejani, Southern Romania in 1999