Tourism (12)

Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

Romanian Sphinx in the Bucegi Mountains

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It is believed that in 2003, in a previously unexplored area of the Bucegi Mountains, a top secret Romanian Intelligence Service made a fascinating discovery that according to many authors and researchers, could change the history of mankind.

Supposedly, deep within the Earth, below the colossal Bucegi Mountains in Romania, traces of an extremely ancient civilization were found.

Saturday, 01 July 2017 14:03

Transylvania - Deep Forests

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From Bucharest, trains carve their way north through the spectacular Carpathian mountain range into the heart of Transylvania. The Carpathians offer Europe’s cheapest skiing in winter and wonderful hiking during the summer, along with caves, alpine meadows, dense forests sheltering bears, and lowland valleys with quaint villages.

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:12

Caru Cu Bere in Old Town

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Should probably be the first stop on the food and drink list of any visitor to Bucharest. Wonderful interiors – painted ceilings, ornate woodwork – make the place an attraction in itself, but do not leave without trying some food. The breakfast is worth getting up early for, the sarmale with mamaliga terrific, and the baked apple a simple, tasty treat.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:36

Grand Café Van Gogh

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Still very much Bucharest's default 'meet you there' venue. Its genius is that it's ideal at every time of day: morning coffee or breakfast sat in front of one of the long windows, a casual lunch at one of the wooden tables, a meal and a late night at the bar.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:05

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

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The National Village Museum of Bucharest is unanimously deemed by foreign tourists a sight not to be missed out, being rated one of the best and most complete museums in the country. Enjoying a virtually central location in Bucharest, the museum stands out in sharp relief as an oasis of tranquility, a dreamlike set seemingly clipped from a time immemorial rural legend.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:47

Bucharest - Little Paris of the East

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Bucharest was once known as "Little Paris," a capital that blossomed under King Carol, who imported French architects to give his city a grand feel.
Much of that work was disfigured by concrete Socialist-style architecture.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:32

Stavropoleos Church in Bucharest

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Stavropoleos church was erected in 1724, by Archimandrite Ioanichie, during the second reign of Prince Nicolae Mavrocordat in Wallachia (1719-1730). Ioanichie was born in the village of Ostanitza in the eparchy of Pogoniana in Epirus and he came to Wallachia from the Greek Monastery of Gura, which was a metoc [dependent monastery] of Pogoniana Metropolis.

Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:10

A Little Taste of Transylvania

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I'm making my way through the cheaper countries of Europe right now, finding good values all over compared to their neighbors to the west. Next stop, Romania.

Who says that death can't have its lighter side? Certainly not Dumitru Pop. For about 30 years now, he's been taking away some of the sting and adding a little zing to the dreaded inevitable. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:03


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The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors.

Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs.


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