• Romania
  • 11 Sights to See in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    View of Cluj-Napoca

    Looking back at my posts from Romania, I realised that I only ever shared a post on places to eat from the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca. That’s a pity, as the cosmopolitan Cluj was probably my favourite big city stop during my Romanian travels. Found in the country’s northwest, it is considered the unofficial capital of Transylvania […]

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  • My Favourite Countries of 2016

    Melnik Sunset, Favourite Countries of 2016

    Compared to last years travels, this year’s adventures have been decidedly one note. Rather than bouncing around the world like I did back in 2015, 2016 was about exploring Central and Eastern Europe and seeing what they had to offer. My jet-setting lifestyle took a backseat to the reality of needing money and after quite […]

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  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Romania

    Vlad Tepes, Visiting Romania

    Romania seems to be in the midst of a tourism resurgence, with visitor numbers growing the last few years after a sharp decline a decade ago. This is nothing but good news, as this Eastern European nation is able to captivate travellers with its old-world charm and natural beauty. I think those that decide to venture […]

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  • 4 Day Trips from Brașov, Romania

    Peles, Day Trips from Brașov

    For visitors, the gothic city of Brașov is a gateway into the surrounding towns of Transylvania. Brașov is a major regional hub and is quite centrally located within the Romanian region of Transylvania. It is also situated on the main train line that crosses the country on its way to Bucharest, the nation’s capital. All of this means that […]

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  • 11 Essential Things to Do in Brașov


    Romania’s city of Brașov is kind of a perfect reflection for the country’s Transylvanian region. The city has all the elements that make Transylvania such a captivating place, available to you in a single city. It is yet another city of the Siebenburgen, whose development into a medieval city is owed to the Saxon Germans who […]

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  • Photo Series: Sighisoara, By Day and Night


    When I decided to travel to Romania this May, there was one main thing drawing me to the country – Transylvania. For many people, this region and its fictional inhabitant Dracula are all they know about the large and diverse country of Romania. I wasn’t much better and I was intrigued by the mystical, gothic […]

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  • Churches of Cisnadie and Cisnadioara

    Cisnadie and Cisnadioara

    When you are staying in Sibiu, there a lot of options for day trips. The city of Sibiu is central to the region of Transylvania and a crucial transit hub. The main sights of this part of Romania relate to towns and villages settled by German Saxons during the middle ages, as Sibiu itself was. To the […]

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  • What to See in Sibiu, Romania

    Sibiu, Favourite Countries of 2016

    For visitors to Romania’s Transylvanian region, the medieval city of Sibiu is a destination one shouldn’t miss. Sitting in the heart of Transylvania and close to the centre of Romania as well, this city has played a key role throughout the region’s history, even being the capital of Transylvania for a while. As with much of […]

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  • Visiting Corvin Castle, Romania

    Visiting Corvin Castle

    Romania is known for having many beautiful castles throughout Transylvania and one of its most elegant and stunning is Corvin Castle. Also going by the name Hunyad Castle, Corvin Castle is found in the small city of Hunedoara, west of the country’s centre. What makes visiting Corvin Castle so fascinating is that it genuinely looks like the […]

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  • How Not to See Maramures, Romania

    Day Trip to Budesti

    You’d be forgiven for not having heard of the Maramureș region in northern Romania. Romania is still an emerging tourist destination and Maramureș is geographically far from the general tourist route through Transylvania. The region’s claim to fame is its rolling meadows and picturesque wooden churches. In Maramureș, you can still find traditions long since abandoned […]