There’s an indefinable something about Romania that enchants visitors. Despite the breathless pace of modernisation, the essence of Romania still lies in the old-world ethos of its countryside – unspoilt and thoroughly laid back. Stay in one of the traditional countryside Romania hotels or drive out of the city bustle and it feels like you’ve [...]
Think Romania and in all probability dreary, mental images arise of a typical, communist nation – grey, grim and, quite simply, boring. But communism’s rigid control over Romania’s political, academic and cultural life is now a thing of the past. In the last decade, the country’s rich, ethnic culture has revived and flowered in the [...]
Carpathians – a mountain arc, which nature has gifted to Romania, apparently for good luck. And nothing has changed– Bran Castle appears exactly as described in Bram Stocker ‘s novel more than 100 years ago.
The city of joy, “the littleParis”, the city-dump – it’s all about Bucharest. And it’s all true. The beauty of it is that Bucharest does not disappoint. The Eiffel Tower may not seem like such a majestic Colosseum – just ordinary rubble, but Bucharest- is, as expected, gray, empty, naked and rather gloomy town. And [...]
Transylvania Destination Guide Transylvania is a relatively new option for holiday travel among tourists. This is surprising since you can find a wide range of fascinating wildlife, folklore and landscapes in the region. Transylvania is ideal for the tourist looking for a getaway from the usual overcrowded beach or resort. The country has not changed much [...]
If what you’re looking for is a glimpse of local traditions, don’t miss out on târg, bâlci or obor – the traditional weekly country fair, usually held on Sunday. Originally, these fairs were primarily for livestock trading among farmers. Today, the variety of goods has expanded to include fresh produce, clothes and even second-hand automobiles [...]
Food and transport in Romania are relatively cheap and shopping in traditional markets is even less expensive. Buying things outside Bucharest, the capital, is also more economical. As in many other capital cities, prices in Bucharest are slightly higher, particularly in the city centre. You can buy some pretty lace, thread work like macramé tablecloths [...]
Romania’s regional crafts include ceramics and pottery, wooden carvings and glass paintings. If you’re looking to pick up specialised craftwork, the choice is wide – porcelain, ceramics, silverware, crystal, glassware, woodcarvings, metal craft and leather goods. Traditional rugs, woollens and silk garments are also worth picking up. The Artizanat showrooms are a good place to [...]