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A day in the Romanian Danube Delta | From Tulcea to Mila 23 village

After a talk with our friends, we decided to go to the Danube Delta, for a weekend. The first offer we got was quite expensive. Luckily Laura, our friend found an offer that delighted us in every aspect. Discover the Danube Delta (descoperadeltadunarii.ro) is a team of enthusiasts who strive to show the world the beautiful face of the Delta: wild, mysterious, lively, quiet but still agitated. They organize all kinds of tours, sightseeing expeditions, photography or filming tours and kayak exploring tours all over the Delta, in any season and in all weather. We chose the One Day Delta trip, departing from Tulcea to Mila 23 village and back. The price was about 31 Euro.So we left Bucharest early in the morning and after a 3 hour drive, at 10.00 am, we were already in Port Aval Tulcea, eager to embark on our new adventure. It was not long…

Belogradchik fortress in Bulgaria

It was a spontaneous decision to take a road trip to Bulgaria before New Year’s eve. We entered Bulgaria from Ruse and drove for about 2 hours to our first stop: Prohodna Cave. And after that, another two hours to Belogradchik village, to see the famous rocks. However, we didn’t quite realize what an amazing destination we’d chosen. As we turned off the main road, bizarre rock formations started to appear and following the tourist signs was no longer needed as we drive through winding roads and closer to a mystical wonderland. Huge rocks colored in a mix of reds, oranges and yellows topple more than 200 meters high above and all around us. Spread over 30 kilometers in length and three kilometers wide, they dominate the scenery with their strange shapes. We were just blown away! Before we visited it , we had this idea that the rocks can only be seen inside…

Romanian Road Trip from Bucharest to Maramures

At first glance, you might think that Romania doesn’t have too much to offer. This was my first thought too, and then I started to discover little by little this amazing country. This year, for the 1st of May break, we decided to go to Maramures. If you are looking for a vacation where you can experience the Authentic, Natural and Cultural, then this is the right choice. A trip to Romania can for sure offer you countless unique travel experiences, ones maybe forgotten in Western Europe. Especially, because you can have beautiful road tfrom the  Unique Danube Delta to a beautiful, intact, medieval town in Transylvania; from Bucharest to the Black Sea with its sun-kissed beaches; from Southern Transylvania to  Bucovina or Maramures. Or to a step back in time as you visit one of the world’s famous painted monasteries in Bucovina, the ancient, hilltop citadel in Sighisoara or an…

Turda Salt Mine | One of the coolest underground places in the world

Salt has been known to be a valuable commodity that people used to kill for in the past. In those days only rich people would have salt on their table, as it used to be very expensive because it was brought from far away. Besides cuisine, salt is used in in medicine, cosmetics and much more. In Romania there are many salt mines. Some of them are still active, some are closed for mining but used as treatment centers and museums.Turda Salt Mine is the most famous one. It is placed in Turda city, not far from Cluj-Napoca, in the north-east of Romania. This mine is very old. The digging was started by the Romans. Since the 13th century till 1932 the mine was active. Between 1932 and 1992 it was closed, and when it was reopened to the public for visits and for medical purposes: the air in the…

Barsana | The beautiful wooden Monastery from Maramures

After we visited the Merry Cemetery, we continued our road trip to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Romania: Barsana Monastery. The Barsana village is situated in the valley of the Iza River in Maramures. It is well known for the Monastery that incorporates a wooden church that dates back to 1391. The Barsana Monastery church is one of the tallest wooden churches in Romania, having 57m in height, and it is a Unesco World Heritage site. In 1717, during a Tatar invasion, the old church was destroyed, and it was rebuilt later, in 1720. We climbed the hill in front of the parking lot up to the Monastery. After about 100m we arrived at the main entrance of the Monastery, at the tower-Bell. We entered the place from under the tower, beyond which, on the right side, the church appeared like sprawling towards the sky. Until recently it was…

Best 9 Things to do in Sighisoara | Romania

Sighisoara is a medieval town in the heart of Transylvania, Romania, with a history dating back to the 1100s. Split in two parts: Old Town is home to all major tourist attractions within the medieval city wall, versus Lower Town where is the everyday hustle and bustle of Sighisoara. With cobbled streets, colorful buildings, and a pedestrian-friendly Old Town, it is not difficult to fall in love with Sighisoara. Just walk around the citadel and you will love the atmosphere. The historical center of Sighisoara is small enough to wander and walk around within an hour. There’s no place like Sighisoara if you wish to step back in time to the medieval ages. This walking tour will cover up to 3 km in total, most of them on traditional cobbled streets on the citadel hill. For this reason, I recommend you to wear comfortable sports shoes. Eat traditional Transylvanian dishes When…