Music and photography event

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 […]

Romanian traditions in the springtime: Martisor

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 […]

Bucharest.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sibiu – idyllic and cultural

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 […]

Brasov – gate to Transylvania

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, […]

Day trip in Maramures

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 […]

Maramures and its places – I

 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 […]

Story like city: Cluj Napoca

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 […]