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Romania is my home country, beautiful and full of history and tradition. I will be exploring Romania soon as I have seen more of the world than my home country. If you consider visiting Europe, definitely give Romania a strong consideration.
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Strada Luica 164-168, București, Romania
In Bucharest, Romania, I visited a craft fair in a local city park. There were many colorful items for sale, but these painted eggs really caught my eye. While it may not be wise to have all your eggs in one basket, this display of eggs and their...
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Sighisoara, Romania is a well preserved medieval city founded by the Transylvanian Saxons. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its citadel, clock tower and town square. While climbing the old clock tower, I was able to capture...
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DC66, Romania

While sipping wine is not usually associated with Transylvania, it is an experience worth pursuing if you have the chance. In general Romanian Vineyards are becoming more and more open to visitors. The cellars might need some...

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Bucovina, Botoșani, Romania
Set amidst the hilly forests of northeastern Romania, the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina are some of the most spectacular works of art and architecture in the world. (This is not hyperbole). The exterior walls are covered with vibrant Byzantine...
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These two pedestrian alleys are roofed with tinted glass and wrought iron. They are lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants in a 'U' shape. The sun gives a natural light to the alley when it hits the tinted rooftop.
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Curtea Johannes Honterus 2, Brașov 500025, Romania
The Black Church (Biserica Neagră) got its name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 fire that almost destroyed the entire city. It measures 65 meters from the floor level to the highest point which is the bell tower. History suggested...
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Timisoara is known in Romania as the City of Parks. The Botanical Park which is near Piata Unirii is the most beautiful park in Timisoara. Then there is the Rose Park which is near Piata Victoriei, the Central Park which is just behind the...
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Strada Izvor 2-4, București, Romania
The world's second largest building was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu. For 25 RON, you can take a tour with an English speaking guide. Building is massive!
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Piața Mică 26, Sibiu 550182, Romania
I visited Sighisoara, Romania in 2011. This city is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons in the 12th Century, Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The...
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Aleea Peleșului 2, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle built for King Carol I of Romania between 1873 and 1914. The Castle was used as a location for the film The Brothers Bloom. The exterior of the castle is breathtaking and married flawlessly to the...
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Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
Bram Stoker based his novel Dracula on the this castle in Bran, Transylvania, Romania. Not actually Vlad Tepes home (you can find that in Sigishoara), generations of Romanian monarchs lived in this castle overlooking the Translyvanian countryside....
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Sibiu, Romania
My husband and I were hunting old fortified churches not on the general touristic maps south of Sibiu on the way to Hunedoara. We went through an area that our guidebook referred to having been "taken over by gypsies" or Roma people. Most places I...
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Sighișoara Fortress, Sighișoara 545400, Romania
If you go to Romania, and you should, go to Transylvania. If you go to Transylvania, and you should, go to Sighisoara Citadel. Drive your little rental car up the pebbly road into the enclosed village on top of the hill. In this ancient, ancient,...
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Sector 5, București 050563, Romania
Bucharest is like an elderly woman who refuses to age, but is loosing the battle. Every turn of a corner reveals architectural wonder. The Buildings have as much detail as they do dirt, and the cobble-stone streets as much charm as litter. Nothing...
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Strada Sforii, Brașov, Romania
At 1.32 meters wide and 83 meters long, "Rope Street" is one of the narrowest streets in Europe. Strada Sforii brings a quaint "je ne sais quoi" to Romania's already charming medieval city. The tiny cobblestone road and pleasant pastel walls lend...
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Râșnov 505400, Romania
When you go to Romania, which you should, make sure to stop by Rasnov Fortress. It is an ancient enclosure on a hill near Bran overlooking the Transylvanian countryside. We ran into countless pack of dogs (a problem in Romania), very few tourists,...
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Sighișoara Fortress, Sighișoara 545400, Romania
If you go to Romania, and you should, go to Transylvania. If you go to Transylvania, and you should, go to Sighisoara Citadel. Drive your little rental car up the pebbly road into the enclosed village on top of the hill. In this ancient, ancient,...
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Sighișoara, Romania
On your way out of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (better known as Dracula), stop at the many roadside castle ruins and take in the eerie landscape... Don't feed the dogs!
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Brașov, Romania
It was a beautiful sunset at Brasov with the imposing Black Church in the foreground. Relatively small in size, Brasov is packed with cultures and attractions, and you can join a free walking tour daily at 6 pm by the fountain at the Council...
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Strada Covaci 10, București 030096, Romania
Since I've moved in this town I felt the good vibrations of some streets and some places like this The old town.Great!
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Balkans
There is always a bit of mystery and intrigue behind each bend of the road. In the middle of a very cold winter, I embarked on a humanitarian trip to the Satu Mare region of Romania. Cut off from their Hungarian heritage many small, outlying...
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Strada Polonă, București 030167, Romania
"Acuarela" terrace,a great art bistro,situated in the center of Bucharest,it's the perfect place to drink a lemonade or a beer during summer time or a hot chocolate on the winter afternoon,either way you can always feel like home. When in...
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Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
When I visited Bran, Transylvania, Romania, obviously the folkloric Castle Bran was not to be missed. This castle has stood since the 14th century. Built by the Saxons of Kronstadt, the castle changed hands many times--much like the area of...
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Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
When I visited Bran, Transylvania, Romania, obviously the folkloric Castle Bran was not to be missed. This castle has stood since the 14th century. Built by the Saxons of Kronstadt, the castle changed hands many times--much like the area of...
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Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
We were driving down the mountain in Bran, Transylvania, when we discovered this early-morning view. Listening to the early morning farming noises echoing off of the mountains was stark and beautiful. This town is an unexpected ski village, and SO...
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Bran 507025, Romania
We were driving down the Carpathian mountains in Bran, Transylvania, when we discovered this early-morning view. Listening to farming noises echoing off of the mountains was stark and beautiful. The hay stacks, everywhere, are still utilized like...
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Sibiu, Romania
While in Transylvania, Romania, I snapped a picture upon entering the Sibiu citadel. Sibiu is a city that has been inhabited since 300 BC and the citadel (built in the 11th century) is still up and running in the historic center. This is a view of...
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Strada Pictor Arthur Verona 13-15, București 010312, Romania
At Cafe Verona,or Verona Garden you can chill out completely on a hot,summer day or,why not, on a summer night,either way it's located in the center of the Bucharest but at the same time you will feel somehow hidden and isolated from the city's...
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Strada George Enescu 3, București 010301, Romania
Well,what can I say,this is by far one of my favorite restaurants to have breakfast,lunch or dinner,the food is great and tasty,also the prices are really nice too.Check this one next time when in town!
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Strada Smârdan 43, București 030167, Romania
Had a fantastic night, went out in an area of Bucharest, named Lipscani, that I wouldn't have otherwise. It felt more real than some places around Bucharest and had great prices.I highly recommended.