Romania

@ Danube Delta

Visiting the Danube Delta was a must when we reached this region. We took a boat from Tulcea, the hub for Delta tours. Cruising the Danube Delta Captain in control Navigating through the small channels of the delta The grey sky and cold wind made this trip not as enjoyable as it would have been …

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On the way to the Black Sea

From Bucharest we are now on the way to the Black Sea, travelling through villages and crossing the Danube to reach the coast near Constanta. Walachia means “The Romanian Country” and  is the historical region of Romania. Today it is the southern half of Romania. This region is dominated by the Danube and the landscape is quite …

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See Bucharest

Today we visited the capital of Romania: Bucharest and we had something to celebrate too! NO! It’s not Paris, it’s Bucharest! Freedom Memorial 1000 freedom fighters had lost their life City of contrasts After wandering through the city we had a special lunch on our agenda: we celebrated Edi’s birthday today! As it was a …

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On the road to Bucharest

We were leaving Transylvania and driving over the last mountains into Walachia, the southern region of Romania and to the capital Bucharest. Slow traffic … Winding road again Gas was available everywhere in Romania Edi speaks perfectly Romanian with his hands 😉 Modern apartment buildings at the outskirts of every town But not everybody can …

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Dracula @ Transylvania

You haven’t been to Romania if you haven’t visited the castle of Dracula – or what the legend wants us to believe was the castle of this figure, invented by Bram Stoker. Yes, we visited before midnight! Bran Castle or Törzburg in German is a fortress situated on the Transylvanian side of the historical border with Walachia. …

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240 km, 8 hours …

… that is the famous Transfăgărășan – a mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It is the second-highest paved road in the country after the Transalpina. It stretches 90 kilometres between the highest peaks in the country with over 2500 metres. The road, built in the early 1970s as a strategic military route, connects the historic …

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Sibiu / Hermannstadt

Today we visited Sibiu –  European Capital of Culture in 2007 and one of the most important cultural centres of Romania. It is the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons and a beautiful city full of live. It was ranked as “Europe’s 8th-most idyllic place to live” by Forbes in 2008. Hotel Imparatul Romanilor The Holy Trinity Cathedral was …

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