Blog. Transilvania from a local perspective…

Orthodox Monastery of Sighisoara

If you are truly interested in getting "off the beaten tracks"and learning about the local culture of Transylvania, a place I highly recommend visiting is the Orthodox Monastery Sighisoara. Located 4 km outside the town, in a scenic natural area surrounded by dense...

5 little known facts about the Saxons in Transylvania

7 Saxon fortified churches are UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seven Saxon established villages with fortified churches from Transylvania are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Viscri, Darjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Valea Viilor, Câlnic, Biertan,. With more than 150...

A Story of Love and Life in Romania

William Blacker First time when I heard about William Blacker in 2010 I was working with Mihai Eminescu Trust, an NGO patronized by HRH Prince Charles of Wales, William used to be General Manager of this foundation soon after the 1989 Romanian Revolution. Even though...

Armenians of Transylvania

Dumbraveni Armenian Cathedral Armenians and Jewish are two traditional extraordinary etnic  minorities of Transylvania that have unfortunately disappeared over the XX th century. They left behind a rich culture and some very valuable architectural monuments, mainly...

Marital and couples therapy was invented in Transylvania!

  Marital Prison inside Biertan Fortified Church Biertan Fortified Church in black and white Busy with of our XXI Century modern life we often have the tendency to picture our ancestor`s lives as idilical ones. In fact you should know it was not at all like that if...

Transylvania dressed in autumn

Transylvania is a sort of a wonderland, being located in Central Europe we have four distinct seasons. Each of them is special and unique. Because Transylvania is the part of Europe with the most archaic and well preserved style of life and traditions every season is...

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