Category Archives: Romania

IN PICTURES – Bucharest, a city of charm, character and architectural splendor

Our final two days in Bucharest we were on our own to explore.  We had moved to the Z Executive Boutique Hotel in the historic section of town.  The rate was reasonable, but the hotel was a little hard to … Continue reading

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BUCHAREST – Little Paris, wide boulevards, fountains and an arch of their own

Bucharest is Romania’s capital and largest city.  Nicknamed “Little Paris”, it has the charm and character to live up to that moniker.  Wide boulevards are enhanced with multiple fountains in each direction.

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ROMANIA – Dracula’s Castle, Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery

DRACULA’S CASTLE When one thinks of Transylvania, you can’t help but imagine vampires, mystery, and tales of the unknown.  Most everyone has heard of Count Dracula.  I too was curious to check out the legendary castle.

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ROMANIA – Biertan, Sighisoara and Brasov

BIERTAN Biertan is home of the Fortified Church.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the Evangelic Episcopal See for almost 300 years from 1572 – 1867.

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ROMANIA – Sibiu is located in the heart of Transyvania

Sibiu – this walled town in the heart of Transylvania was one of the most powerful and prosperous strongholds in Europe for hundreds of years.  Built in the 12th century by German settlers, is was also known as Hermannstadt.   Surrounded by … Continue reading

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ROMANIA – Timisoara, Victory Square and Redbugs

After leaving a rainy Serbia, we were delighted to have the sun come out as we crossed the border into Romania. Located in Western Romania, we arrive in Timisoara with a population of just over 300, 000 people around mid-morning. Greeted … Continue reading

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