Romanian potpourri
Working the fields

Romanian potpourri

Here's our final salute to Romania with a potpourri of people, places and things. And a nod to the Romanian language, which you know more about than you think, as it is derived mainly from…

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Rough-hewn: wooden churches of Romania
Eye catching panel, lives of the saints

Rough-hewn: wooden churches of Romania

The eight World Heritage wooden churches in the west of Romania are far different from the east's impressively painted churches (see that post here). The latter were Orthodox Christian built by royalty up to the…

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Rolling Romania
Small farm, Maramures

Rolling Romania

In the northeast, we drove hundreds of kilometers amid the mountains, hills and valley - no road was the same and each of them presented either glorious vistas or atmospheric landscapes. In the west, amid…

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Real castles & forts of Transylvania
Fortified church of tiny Biertan

Real castles & forts of Transylvania

As if painted churches and wooden churches, low costs, colorful old cities, and delightful terrain weren't enough to entice you to Romania, you can also visit quite a number of ancient castles and fortified churches…

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Four of Romania’s Appealing Towns
Fortified city, Sighisoara

Four of Romania’s Appealing Towns

The old central sections of Romanian cities deliver fine eye candy as well as the typical European pleasures of outdoor tables in busy plazas or narrow streets. In that regard, we found these four Transylvanian…

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Ups and downs of Bucharest
Massive Palace of the Parliament,, Bucharest

Ups and downs of Bucharest

In brief: Why we had a mixed reaction to Bucharest, yet appreciated some of its charms. People are often ambivalent about Bucharest. Our group walk guide alternated between wonder and sarcasm in showing it to…

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