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Lesser known places to see in Romania

10 Lesser Known Places to Visit in Romania

If you’re planning a trip to the land of Dracula, you might want to get off the beaten tourist path and see some lesser known places to visit in Romania as well. The country is full of hidden gems only now being discovered by tourism. Here is a list of off-the-beaten-path places to visit in …

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5 of the Best Day Trips from Bucharest (That You Should Definitely Try)

  5 of the Best Day Trips from Bucharest. Includes Detailed Recommendations and How-To Instructions for Day Tours from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Horezu Monastery (Romania), Potcoava (Romania), Ruse (Bulgaria), Brasov and Bran Castle (Romania). Also includes basic information about trips to Budluzha (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania), Sibiu (Romania), and the Transfagarasan Highway (Romania). If You’re …

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How to Drive the Transfagarasan: A DIY Guide to the Best Road in Romania (and One of the Best in the World)

A DIY Guide to Driving the Transfagarasan – the Best Road in Romania. Includes routes and instructions for completing the Transfagarasan from Bucharest. Disclosure: This website contains affiliate links. That means we may earn a small commission when you use the links on this site to book a tour, book a hotel, buy your travel insurance, …

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Where To Stay in Bucharest: Bucharest’s Coolest Neighbourhoods

Where to Stay in Bucharest: Advice from a local blogger about the best neighborhoods to stay in Bucharest, Romania! (Plus 18 of the best hotels in Bucharest by district) We created this guide in collaboration Violeta-Loredana Pascal, an entrepreneur, mentor and public relations trainer from Romania who works with clients worldwide. She loves to travel, …

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Street Art & Salvation: Getting to Know Bucharest through its Street Art

Street Art Bucharest: Getting to know Romania’s capital through a Bucharest street art tour. Learning about Bucharest and Romanian society and culture through street art, and how street art plays a role in social protest and change.     Maybe street art will be our salvation, says Elena, pointing to a piece of modified Obey graffiti …

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Tracing Roma Culture & Heritage in Bucharest, Romania

Roma Heritage Tour Bucharest: Exploring Roma Heritage and Culture in Bucharest, Romania — and having our prejudices busted — on Open Door Travel’s Roma Heritage Tour     We meet Livia in Bucharest’s old town on a quiet, sunny Saturday morning. The narrow, cobbled streets are mostly abandoned, save for delivery trucks rumbling by, restocking …

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Travel Tips from A Local: The Best Things to Do in Arad, Romania

Things to do in Arad: Arad Travel Tips from a Local. A Quick List of What to Do in Arad, Romania from a Local! This post is part of our City Tips from a Local interview series, where we interview locals for insiders travel tips about their city! Today, we’re chatting to Cris Puscas, who blogs at …

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The Edge of Romania’s Transylvania: Brasov!

Brasov is just a few hours by train or bus from Bucharest and is a cool little saxon, medieval, Transylvanian city.  We spent the better part of a week here and have put together a little list of our favourite things to see in Brasov.  Many travellers to the city also build in time for …

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Things to do in Bucharest: You Surprised Me!

Heading to Romania and looking for things to do in Bucharest? Look no further! We spent about three weeks in the city and oh how Bucharest surprised me! I do love cities, big and small, but I didn’t have high hopes for Bucharest. Romania in general seems to get a bad rap from the media …

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On Racism, the Romani and Romania

Ba-boom-ba-boom-cla-clang. Ba-boom-ba-boom-cla-clang.  As our train heads north from Bucharest’s Gara de Nord train station, the rhythmic sounds of the train’s wheels fill our carriage. We’re in a second class compartment on our way to Transylvania, and the initial landscape leaves a lot to be desired: garbage is strewn across barren fields next to the tracks. Mangled plastic …

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