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PLACES – A series of beautiful places in Romania: in the city, at the countryside, in the middle of the mountains, at the seaside, on the hills or down the valley.

How foreigners see Romania – episode #2

How foreigners see Romania – episode #2 Héloïse has opened our series of short interviews with foreigners having visited Romania. Today we continue the saga with Mattijs. Interview with Mattijs, native from the Netherlands – episode #2 What was your impression about Bucharest? Mattijs: Bucharest […]

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How foreigners see Romania – episode #1

How foreigners see Romania In July 2015, within the “Lively Romania” project (today available in 3 languages), we’ve started the “I’m Romanian” campaign. Its aim was to promote a positive image of Romania. Throughout the campaign, we highlighted different profiles of Romanian people who are […]

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Bragadiru Palace, the perfect place for your event {Marriage Testimonial}

Bragadiru Palace, the perfect place for your event {Marriage Testimonial} In Romania, as in many other countries, it is very common for people and companies to organize personal and corporate events in restaurants or reception halls. Preferably with an exterior garden in summer time. When […]

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Cultural outing @Mogoșoaia, a beautiful Romanian castle

Cultural outing @Mogoșoaia, a beautiful Romanian castle & domain Romania is a very beautiful country with a lot of potential. I know it, my husband knows it, my colleagues, friends and family members know it. Some Romanian people know it. Some foreign people who have […]

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A short autumn hike to Omu Peak

A short autumn hike to Omu Peak Omu Peak is an easy hike for those days when you want to go on the mountains but you don`t have enough time. All you need is a day off and a tiny bit of motivation. For those […]

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Biking in Romania: Bunești-Viscri

Biking in Romania: Bunești-Viscri Since I was talking about Transylvania Bike Trails Network in one of the previous articles, I am coming up now with another suggestion of a track worth following around the area. There is a 7km country road that goes to Viscri […]

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Biking in Romania: Bunești-Sighișoara

Biking in Romania: Bunești-Sighișoara Currently, the track from Bunești to Sighișoara is probably the longest in the entire Transylvania Bike Trails Network. Although it is almost 60 km long, it is well made on the level curve so it does not require a lot of […]

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Biking in Romania: Azuga-Doftana Valley

Biking in Romania: Azuga-Doftana Valley The following trail transits a part of Bai Mountains and descends further into the forest towards Doftana Valley. We took the train to Azuga and used the gondola to go up the mountains and then we went all the way […]

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Negoiu Peak in one day

Negoiu Peak in one day For those who don’t know, Negoiu Peak is the second largest peak in Romania after Moldoveanu Peak. Located in Făgăraș mountains, it has an elevation of 2535m (8317 ft). The mountain trail I am going to present here can be […]

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Biking in Romania: Cheile Vârghișului

Biking in Romania: Cheile Vârghișului Somewhere in the heart of Romania, on the eastern edge of Transylvania, there is a less known but amazing place: Cheile Vârghișului or Vargyas-Szoros. The second name is the Hungarian version as the whole region is inhabited mostly by the […]

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Biking in Romania: Sinaia – Cheile Orzei

Biking in Romania: Sinaia – Cheile Orzei The is a quote saying: “It is not the destination, but the journey that matters”. But in the MTB trail I am going to present in the following lines it is exactly the opposite. The route itself is […]

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Biking in Romania: Transylvania Bike Trails Network

Biking in Romania: Transylvania Bike Trails Network Right in the heart of Transylvania, somewhere in between Brașov and Sighișoara, you can find all you need for mountain biking: Transylvania Bike Trails Network. The network is the biggest in Romania. It includes 100km of trails, connecting […]

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Biking in Romania: Făget Forest

Biking in Romania: Făget Forest Few days in Cluj worth doing some biking. For those who live around Cluj or for those who may want to visit Cluj, there are some good news: there are few MTB tracks around Făget forest, readily accessible. The trail […]

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“Ceva Dulce”: sweets for all tastes

“Ceva Dulce” – sweets for all tastes I don’t know how other people are made, but I am a “candy person”. Whenever I need a break, a comforting reward, a trick to lift me up and help me spend an enjoyable moment, may it be summer […]

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Say NO to corruption & illegal deforestation in Romania!

Say NO to corruption & illegal deforestation in Romania! I have recently discovered the RISE Project. It is a Romanian NGO created by investigation journalists who fight against corruption and organized crime in Romania & nearby countries experiencing the same issues. One of their latest investigation files focuses […]

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Discover Mehedinți County

Discover Mehedinți County Mehedinți County is not one of the top tourist destinations in Romania. Although it has all it takes to offer dream vacations: lakes, mountains, caves, monasteries, boat trips on the Danube river, peaceful places, amazing landscapes, outdoor activities, authentic nature and culture. […]

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Welcome to the salt mine in Praid!

Welcome to the salt mine in Praid! A salt mine is not really a top of mind sightseeing destination. However, it can be a fun and interesting thing to do in Romania. A very famous salt mine is the one located in Praid, which is, […]

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Up to Moldoveanu Peak

Up to Moldoveanu Peak Summer is approaching slowly but surely. In order to take advantage of this marvelous season and to escape the high temperatures one can experience in the heart of the city, what better idea than withdraw for a moment in the heart […]

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A short getaway to Sulina, into the Danube Delta

A short getaway to Sulina, into the Danube Delta Many places are worth visiting in Romania, but today I have decided to focus on the Danube Delta. A very beautiful area, even if lately it has lost a little bit of its wilderness and completely […]

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Biking in Romania: Poiana Mărului

Biking in Romania: Poiana Mărului Today we`re going to have a ride in Brașov county, through hills and valleys, through forests and meadows. Zărnești is the starting point. And the foothill of Piatra Craiului mountains and Brașov is the ending point. This is a 1 day […]

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(Re)Discover Romanian traditions in the heart of Bucharest !

(Re)Discover Romanian traditions in the heart of Bucharest ! Big news everybody! Starting today, September 14th, and until Sunday, September 20th, in the Old City Centre of Bucharest, on Lipscani Street number 47, you can join the very first event of the series called “Connect […]

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Biking in Romania: around Cluj-Napoca

Biking in Romania: around Cluj-Napoca Let`s go somewhere we haven`t been before! Let`s go to Cluj county! Today`s tour goes around Apuseni National Park. And when I say “around”, it means that it won`t get too far in the heart of the park, just a […]

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Where to go in Romania

Where to go in Romania Usually, when you plan to go to a certain place or country, the first thing you search on Google is “where to go in…” or “what to see/to in…”. If you plan to come sightseeing in Romania, I will make […]

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Discover Maramureş County

Discover Maramureş County Many people have heard about Maramureş. The Happy Graveyard from Săpȃnța is known both in the country and abroad. A lot of pictures and images have circulated on the internet. But Maramureș is so much more than that. For those having trouble locating the […]

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Biking in Romania: Bai Mountains

Biking in Romania: Bai Mountains Bai Mountains is one of the most visible mountain ranges in Romania, being just across the road that connects Bucharest to Brașov. Unfortunately, most people don`t even know of their existence, as on the opposite side lies a more spectacular […]

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Discover the city of Oradea

Discover the city of Oradea Oradea, at the immediate border with Hungary, the residence of Bihor county, is a nice city, but not necessarily well-known in the country. On the other hand, many people have already heard about the spas Băile Felix and 1 May, located at a distance […]

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Biking in Romania: Comana Forest

Biking in Romania: Comana Forest Just 30km away from Bucharest, on the way to Giurgiu, there is a green biking spot, perfect for a weekend escape. Comana Natural Park, as this is its name, consists of Comana Forest, Neajlov Delta and many other fauna small […]

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Discover Satu Mare County

Discover Satu Mare County Have you ever heard about the county Satu Mare ? Did you know that some archaeological researches claim there was life in this region since the Paleolithic Era and trails of the Celtic civilization have also been found here? Did you […]

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Some hiking to Curmătura Cottage

Some hiking to Curmătura Cottage There should be a break from the biking tours from time to time. And what else can be nicer than some hiking ? 🙂 Because I absolutely love Piatra Craiului mountains, today I am going to recommend you an easy […]

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Biking in Romania: Peștera and Măgura villages

Biking in Romania: Peștera and Măgura villages Peștera and Măgura are “must see” destinations in Romania! Located in Piatra Craiului National Park, having Piatra Craiului Massif on one side and Bucegi Mountains on the other,  Peștera and Măgura villages amaze us through their simplicity and […]

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Biking in Romania: Târnava Mare

Biking in Romania: Târnava Mare I have told you about Târnava Mare before, in a previous article. And I will tell you about it in the future again. It is such an amazing place! Today`s tour comprises 2 smaller bike trails, especially created for biking: […]

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Zig Zag around Romania

Zig Zag around Romania Today we have the pleasure to present you a brave initiative of a dynamic team of Romanians that are attached to the geographic and cultural inheritance of the country and have the ambition to open to you every gate of every county […]

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Missing

Missing I never thought I will miss Romania. That Romania that was being unfair to me me every single day. Incorrect. Corrupted. Impolite. That Romania, whose behavior was putting me away. Because there was no room for anything else than nepotism, favoritism or acquaintances.  Because […]

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Biking in Romania: Brașov-Cheile Grădiștei

Biking in Romania: Brașov-Cheile Grădiștei Today`s route is going to be a little bit longer, so you`ll need about two days if you come from Bucharest. The biking trail starts from Brașov and ends in Cheile Grădiștei, after going through Poiana Brașov, Râșnov and Bran. […]

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Biking in Romania: a ride in Piatra Craiului Mountains

Biking in Romania: a ride in Piatra Craiului Mountains Piatra Craiului Massif is, probably, one of the most stunning mountains from Romania. Having a longitudinal bearing, displayed from North to South, it amazes us through its limestone summits, its sharp-edged peaks, its mountain gorges (such […]

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Biking in Romania: the Elderflower juice from Saschiz

Biking in Romania: the Elderflower juice from Saschiz Not so many know about Saschiz, an old saxon settlement dating from the XIIIth century, just 20 km away from Sighișoara. The place is found approximately half way between Sighișoara and Bunești – the start for the […]

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Seaside break

Seaside break Summer has been here for a while and I’m so excited! I absolutely love sunny days and green spaces, walking in the park in the evening, eating ice cream at lunch and dinner, wearing light dresses and skirts, colorful clothes, going to picnics. […]

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Biking in Romania: picnic near Sighișoara

Biking in Romania: picnic near Sighișoara Sighișoara is that Romanian town where “you feel a if you weren’t in Romania”. In a good way, obviously. The bustle of foreigners, the medieval architecture, the friendly cafes, everything makes you feel that you are somewhere in western Europe, […]

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Biking in Romania: Sighișoara-Biertan

Biking in Romania: Sighișoara – Biertan Sighișoara and the whole Târnava Mare County are beautiful all year round. But they reach their peak in spring and autumn, when the landscape looks amazing. The seasons` colors from here cannot be compared to anywhere else. The next […]

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Biking in Romania: greeny Tocile village

Biking in Romania: greeny Tocile village Late spring. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. We are looking for some biking, now that we reached Tocile. 🙂 Today I am gonna suggest a short tour in the surroundings: through the meadows behind the guest […]

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Biking in Romania: up, to Păltiniș

Biking in Romania: up, to Păltiniș Since we are around Sibiu again, this time I`m gonna take you to Păltiniș. No, not using the regular road, but through the forest, where we can even pick some blueberries and raspberries. 🙂 This trail is heavier than the previous […]

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Biking in Romania: Sibiu-Cisnădie

Biking in Romania: Sibiu – Cisnădie I don`t know yet if it`s due to the magical landscapes around Sibiu, to the fresh green or the warm people, but the whole biking trip to Cisnădie was one of the most beautiful ones. And it would be such […]

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Biking in Romania: “Emil Cioran” cyclotouristic route

Biking in Romania: “Emil Cioran” cyclotouristic route Another trail that we enjoyed takes us to Sibiu, this time. More exactly, the surroundings of Sibiu, towards the saxon village Rășinari. This route – the “Emil Cioran” cyclotouristic route – was launched on November 9, 2013. We also […]

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Biking in Romania: Moldavia

Biking in Romania: Moldavia When I say Moldova, not many people know what it is, where it is situated or how it`s like. Mainly because just across the border there is the Republic of Moldova. Well, to clarify things, there are two different regions: Moldova or […]

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Biking in Romania: Bison Reservation

Biking in Romania: Bison Reservation We all know that Romania isn`t the most perfect country to live in, we all know its cons and I think every Romanian faced, at least once, the corrupted system, the lack of justice or the deficient public system. But we`re […]

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The Alpine Sea of the Ceahlău Mountains

The Alpine Sea of the Ceahlău Mountains The first time I heard about the Alpine Sea was a couple of years ago, when one of my friends was lucky enough to see such an event in the Ceahlău Mountains. To be honest, at the beginning I didn`t […]

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Lucina Stud

Lucina Stud Beyond the hills of Transylvania, beyond the forests of Bucovina, in the far north of Romania, far away from everything, there is a little  peaceful and quiet corner of nature where the birds sing, the horses play joyfully and time seems to have stopped. […]

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Warm places for cold weather

Warm places for cold weather The winter has officially come so all the outdoor activities are now limited. If we leave aside skiing and snowboard breakaways and we stay in Bucharest, here are few indoor places we can enjoy: 1. Green Tea (tea house) It […]

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