Romania

Touring Transylvania: beyond spooky tales and gothic architecture

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Nestled in the peaks of Romania’s Southern Carpathian Mountains and in the Transylvanian region, is the city of Brasov in all its baroque, gothic and renaissance glory. Roaming through Sfatului Square, the towering Gothic Church and the instagramable Rope Street, believed to be one of the narrowest streets in Europe, should keep you entertained for a brief f[...]

Bucharest: the Eastern European City for Creatives and Music Lovers

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Bucharest is a place of fascinating contrasts. Medieval churches and monasteries stand beside Art Nouveau phenomena. Monstrous 1930s’ concrete towers overshadow delicate French Baroque, and 21st century modernity sits somewhere awkwardly between it all. For me, the streets of Bucharest are like a feast for the eyes and a rather perplexing stimulus for the mi[...]

Romania: More than just the myths

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As much as I hate to admit it, we went to Romania with one thing in mind. We’ve all heard the stories about the ruthless Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration for Bram Stoker famous novel. We love a good horror story, so what better place to visit then the home of Dracula himself? We left the sunshine of the Bulgarian coast to arrive in the country's capit[...]

A First Timer's Guide to Romania's Highlights

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Last spring I had an amazing opportunity to visit Romania, a country which I had not yet been able to cross off my list, but more importantly, the country where my boyfriend comes from. We had previously traveled  to London and Paris together, but this trip was different. It was not just a holiday, it was where he was from; his country, language, heritage - [...]

8 Reasons to Visit Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Have you ever heard about the European Youth Capital? Every year a European city gets the chance to step into the spotlight, showcase its young side through various social and cultural activities, and thereby increase its reputation as a cool, young city. This year’s selected winner is the Transylvanian city Cluj-Napoca. As I have studied and lived in [...]

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