The next European capital of culture – Craiova?

August 8, 2014

The university town of Craiova, founded on the site of the ancient Dacian and Roman stronghold of Pelendava, is a regional commercial centre and transport hub. All long-haul trains between Timişoara and Bucharest stop here, so it makes a convenient point to break a long journey. The modern city, frankly, is not much to look …
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Road trippin’ through Romania – Transfăgărășan and Transalpina

August 7, 2014

During our road trip, we also covered two mountain passes, Transfăgărășan and Transalpina. The Transfăgărășan Road passes through the Fagaras Mountains in the southern Carpathians, the highest mountains in the whole of Romania. I was inspired to visit this place after my friend showed me a video of Topgear driving through Romania, from Bucharest to …
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Brasov and Sibiu in Transylvania

August 6, 2014

From Bucharest, trains carve their way north through the spectacular Carpathian mountain range into the heart of Transylvania. The Carpathians is dotted with caves, alpine meadows, dense forests and lowland valleys with quaint villages. Transylvania is home to some of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, of which Brasov and Sibiu are just two of beautiful medieval …
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Constanţa, coastal town along the Black sea

August 3, 2014

Constanţa is Romania’s largest and most important port city on the Black Sea; in summer, it’s also the gateway to the country’s seaside resorts. Accommodation here is cheaper than in Mamaia and maxi taxis cover the journey in about 15 minutes, so it may be worthwhile to consider basing yourself here even if you’re only …
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Bucharest, capital of Romania

August 1, 2014

On first sight, Bucharest, the capital of Romania, may seem boring and lacking of beautiful architecture. However, it does have its charms and elegance which need a little digging for. Among the ruptured roads and disintegrating buildings, you will find shaded parks and dressed up young Romanians adding a touch of glamour to the surroundings. …
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