Best restaurants in Bucovina

Best restaurants in Bucovina

This city lies in one of the most picturesque areas in Romania so you can easily imagine that when it comes to food tradition is the main norm. Though anywhere in Romania you will find luxurious restaurants boasting high quality international cuisine, it is difficult not to recommend at first those which are centered on traditional Romanian dishes. Whenever I visit a new place, tasting its traditional food brings me closer to the people and culture of that particular place. So, as far as the b... [ read more ]

UNESCO destinations within Brasov County

UNESCO destinations within Brasov County

The World Heritage List includes 7 villages with fortified churches in Transylvania which depict rural life in this area during the Middle Ages. In 1993, only Biertan was on this list,the rest of the 6 villages being added in 1999 with the aim of representing the Saxon heritage on the Romanian territory better. These 6 villages are: Calnic (Alba County), Darjiu (Alba County), Saschiz (Mures County), Valea Viilor (Sibiu County), Prejmer and Viscri. The last two are UNESCO destinations within Bras... [ read more ]

Unusual Romanian Fairs

Unusual Romanian Fairs

When people visit other countries they want to see something different. It is what makes their journey worth to be mentioned when they go back home. When I thought of something special to tell you about, I thought about the many unusual Romanian fairs that take place every year, such as the Girls’ Fair on the Gaina Mountains or the Kissing Fair from H?lmagiu. Looking for a husband… The Gaina Mountains, within the Western range of the Carpathians, are the perfect place for an important en... [ read more ]

Traditional clothing

Traditional clothing

Did you know that there are still some places in Romania where people dress their traditional clothes when they go to church on Sunday morning?  They just ignore modern influences of any kind and continue to cherish the traditions handed down from generations and generations. It’s well worth then to know something about their traditional clothing in case you ever get to see them. How it used to be: “Clothes make the man.” Mark Twain’s statement continues very suggestively: “Naked ... [ read more ]