The Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca

The Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca

A place that no visitor of the city should miss and which is well known and appreciated by the locals is the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca. This is a true oasis of peace but also a research place for students of Biology. Even though it is manmade, believe this garden is all about nature, you forget you are in the middle of a large city, you forget about your stressful life and just go on enjoying the beauty and greatness of nature. Facts The garden lies on 14 hectares of corrugated and r... [ read more ]

Say 'hello' to Cluj Napoca

Say ‘hello’ to Cluj Napoca

Instead of making a boring presentation of Cluj Napoca, I thought that it would be better to present some interesting / weird / nice urban legends about it, just to make you curious to find out more. So, say ‘hello’ to Cluj Napoca and to the many things you will discover in this post. The name Cluj Napoca The first name of the city was Clus. The name Cluj-Napoca was given in 1974, ‘Napoca’ being the name of the city in Roman times. The first document of the city was issued ??in 116... [ read more ]

3 amazing caves in Romania

3 amazing caves in Romania

These may not be the most popular caves of Romania but they are spectacular and extremely beautiful. It is quite difficult to pick just 3 amazing caves in Romania to talk about since there are so many of them in our country. However, I have stopped at the following three: 1.     The Meziad Cave It is found 16 km from far the city Beius in the west of the Apuseni Mountains, The Padurea Craiului Mountains. This cave has been declared a natural reservation, being one of the largest caves ... [ read more ]

Top 3 unique Romanian attractions

Top 3 unique Romanian attractions

When I thought about the title of this post, I wanted to tell you about those places that are extremely beautiful but that not many people know about. The great part about them is that they are secluded, that you are alone with nature, its wonders and power. Therefore, top 3 unique Romanian attractions is dedicated to those who love nature more than manmade creations. The Dubova Gulf At a distance of 20 km of Orsova, in Mehedinti County, nature has shaped and arranged its own, very cozy an... [ read more ]

Not to be missed in Transilvania

Not to be missed in Transilvania

I think that that this particular historic region is the most famous and known part of Romanian all around the world. The explanation is quite simple: it is the place where you will find Dracula’s Castle and who hasn’t heard of Dracula? I also think that you will find relatively few Romanians to tell you that this is the most important aspect about Transilvania. Why? Because this is such a beautiful region, rich in culture and history and with amazing cities that Dracula’s Castle doesn... [ read more ]

Weekend for two in Romania

Weekend for two in Romania

The month of February is the month of love, as you already know. Be it Saint Valentine’s Day or the Romanian Dragobete (our local holiday for lovers, on February 24th), everyone is thinking what to do to surprise the loved one or to show him/her how much he/she is loved. This post about weekend for two in Romania might be just what you need for you surprise. I’ll show you what alternatives you have and then all I can say is: “Love is in the air…”. Love and nature A romantic weeke... [ read more ]

10 things you didn't know about Romania / Romanians

10 things you didn’t know about Romania / Romanians

I didn’t know what to write about in this article but I thought that I should take advantage of this opportunity to tell you more about the great minds of the Romanian people. These 10 things you didn’t know about Romania / Romanians are just a means to prove to you that Romania is not just a beautiful country, it also has beautiful people. Emil Racovita is the Romanian who was one of the 19 members team that conquered the South Pole together with Amudsen and explored a new territory... [ read more ]

Where to see Saxon architecture in Romania

Where to see Saxon architecture in Romania

The Saxon legacy is one of the most impressive and important assets of Romanian tourism. There are almost 250 fortresses and churches built by the Saxons in Romaniaat the beginning of the 15th century up to the 18th century. The Saxons came from the West part of the Rhine and began to populate the areas of Transilvania during the 12th century. The majority of the Saxons were peasants: wood or stone carvers, carpenters, farmers. They were organized, hard-workers and disciplined. The main cities... [ read more ]

Most scenic hidden villages in Romania

Most scenic hidden villages in Romania

History, entertainment, culture ... this is what everyone expects of a holiday destination when choosing it but maybe what we all should look for is relaxation. No noise, no job, no work to be done, in a word relaxation. Some very lucky people may enjoy it at home or in a park ... but for the rest of us that simply won’t do: the phone is ringing, the Internet is too close by to resist the temptation to check something you don’t really need to check, problems are just everywhere. The soluti... [ read more ]