Driving through a land of kind people I have been lucky enough that my job allowed me to travel quite a lot on the unknown roads of Romania, from south to north. Most of my experiences were fun, others impressive, some others quite hilarious. It was the case when I drove a rent a car to… Read more Driving in Romania
Why Bucharest is special by night? I am a Bucharester and even when I am displeased with the fuss city life I have this feeling of belonging here, that I cannot live without the capital’s charm. Bucharest by night comes from another story, the one of mysteries gathered along centuries, mixted with vibe of a… Read more Bucharest by night
Bucharest Tourists versus Business Travelers. What To Do and Where To Go Bucharest, the capital city of Romania is ready to welcome both business travelers and tourists. No matter the reason why you’re travelling to Bucharest, you’ll be glad to know that it is one of the most affordable but also one of most entertaining… Read more What to do in Bucharest
What you can do in Bucharest? Once known as the Paris of East, a reference for the beautiful mixture of architectural styles, l during latest years Bucharest has become acknowledged as one of the most vibrant cities for the night life lovers, and also a resource for fun and spa relaxation. Bucharest as Paris of… Read more Things to do in Bucharest
Fun Labor holiday For Labor Holiday, we had a 3 day party with a concert in cave. Actually, at the time I organized this I believed that the concert is the main catch of this stay. Actually, everything was fun and we all turned into friends. Bach Aria- Valea Cetatii The 3 days stay… Read more Fun Labor holiday with I explore
Music and photography event As May 1st is a day after the International jazz day I explore organizes a Musical May 1st . We invite you to the concert in Pestera Valea Cetatii (cave)fire camp and mulled wine, and whoever wishes may attend a photography workshop. The concert is performed by Academic Clarinet Quartet and… Read more Music and photography event
Romanian traditions: Martisor Martisor celebration is symbol of spring time and fertility in Romania and Bulgarian tradition. Martisor is a small jewel or decoration attached to a red and white string and it is offered during March ( “Martie” in Romanian). Today the custom is more commercial, men offering as “martisor”s to women al sort… Read more Romanian traditions in the springtime: Martisor
Bucharest. Why a city-break? After highlighting general stuff and a brief history, I am going to say a few words about sightseeing places. Roads in Bucharest Calea Victoriei (Victoriei Avenue) Placed in the center of Bucharest- from Victoriei Palace, meeting Dambovita river on the other end- it is and it has been the greatest attraction… Read more Bucharest.
Bucharest. Why a city-break? Back in time As I previously said, the legend behind Bucharest is a shepherd, named Bucur, here comes the name Bucharest (Bucuresti, locally) . Actually, shepherds are legendary figures in Romanian folklore and local legends. Romanian most representative folkloric poem is “Little sheep” (“Miorita ” in Romanian), the story of three… Read more Bucharest.
Bucharest, the little Paris of the East. Why a city-break? Legend and general stuff First I will explain the sub-title” yes, between the Two World Wars, Bucharest was considered the little Bucharest of the east. If you ever have the privilege to up on the Arch of the Triumph in Bucharest, the landscape convinces you… Read more Bucharest.
Sibiu – idyllic and cultural Recently I wrote about Brasov, one of the seven inhabited citadels in Romania. Today I am going to write about another one, Sibiu, also one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. Considered by Forbs in top eight as one of the most idyllic cities to live in, Sibiu… Read more Sibiu – idyllic and cultural
Brasov – gate to Transylvania When it comes to Romania, most of the tourists associate Romania to Transylvania. Brasov is the closest Transylvanian city, situated at around 200 km away from the Romanian capital- Bucharest. The city has always been flourishing, along centuries being a referral of trade and crafts, mainly due to its position,… Read more Brasov – gate to Transylvania
Day trip in Historical Maramures Day trip in Historical Maramures departure from Baia Mare/Cluj Napoca Surdesti wooden church in 1721 one of the eight churches included in UNESCO World Heritage Circuit and highest wooden church in the world 72m Wooden church Budeşti – there is a collection of icons painted on glass. There is the… Read more Day trip in Maramures
Maramures and its amazing places – I I just came a while ago from Maramures, the most Nordic point on Romanian map and this is an experience should be shared, but mostly to be lived. I went to find some accommodation to suite my taste: traditional, but still having good facilities. What started… Read more Maramures and its places – I
Story like city: Cluj Napoca Cosmopolite, colorful, historical, University-based, relaxed, cultural, joyful , these are some of the attributes I find for Cluj Napoca. They are not few, but still not enough to describe this Northern Transylvanian city. Places on Feleacu Hill, Cluj Napoca is always an attraction for any type of tourist. Even a… Read more Story like city: Cluj Napoca
Geriatrics treatment The Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics was founded in 1952 as the first institution of this kind by Decision of the Ministerial Cabinet. In 1974 it became a National Institute and in 1974 it took the name of “Ana Aslan”. From its beginnings the Institute was led by Prof. Acad. Ana… Read more Geriatrics treatment
UNESCO Heritage in Romania UNESCO Cultural Heritage Churches of Moldavia (1993) The Church of the Holy Rood, Patrauti The Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery The Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist ( Suceava,built by Luca Arbore) The three-apsed Church of St George, formerly the Metropolitan Church of… Read more UNESCO Heritage in Romania
Brukenthal National Museum- Sibiu- Baroc and Illuminism [Spider_Video_Player id=”1″] Watching this movie was made possible by Brukenthal Museum kindness. Copyright of this movie belongs exclusively to Brukenthal National Museum. Partial cutting or integral copying and redistribution is forbidden and subject to copyright laws. The only purpose that the movie can be redistributed is for… Read more Brukenthal National Museum- Sibiu- Baroque and Illuminism
A Romanian Tour Take a Romanian Tour – from Wallachia to Transylvania When I say Romanian Tour, what do you imagine? “Vampires, the Country of Dracula!”, you will say! Well, I have to disappoint you. There are no vampires here. If you ever had dreams of having your blood sucked by a vampire woman,… Read more A Romanian Tour – Imaginary travel
Serviced apartments with a view in Bucharest Bucharest seen from a suite with a view I am being arrogant these days and and trust me, I have a good reason. I do have a room with a view. It’s not the movie, no, not at all but I really have the good fortune to oversee… Read more Bucharest serviced apartment with a view
Parties for Bachelors and Bachelorette party You feel like spending your last weekend of freedom in a new Destination? Why won’t you chose Romania. I believe for many of you Romania sounds exotic. Believe me, by choosing a pre-wedding party in Romania, especially outdoor or country side, you will have an amazing surprise. There… Read more Parties for Bachelors and Bachelorette party
Access Magazine about us Annie Makoff, British journalist in love with Romania and a good friend of ours now, wrote an article about her and her companion experience in Romania with Corina Stefan, I explore – Unexplored Holiday ( presently IXPR) representative. Access Magazine is a UK magazine writing for people with special needs.
Is accessible tourism possible in Romania? In 2013 Liliana Nicholas, at that reporter at Radio Romania News, made an interview about how enjoyable can be a person moving wheelchair vacation in Romania. Liliana Nicholas managed in a balanced way to gather opinions of several individuals and organizations about the limitations of accessible… Read more Is accessible tourism possible in Romania
Article published in Disability Horizons I explored made all the efforts to provide travel services for tourists with special needs. IXPR will advocate for accessible tourism to be possible and in Romania and will appeal to all bodies involved. Unexplored Holiday, courtesy of Martin Sibley, published on his specialized blog for people with… Read more Article published in Disability Horizons