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Is Transylvania safe for tourists?

Is Transylvania safe for tourists?

Is Transylvania safe for tourists?     Yes it is, and you`ll be surprised to find out that Romania in general and Transylvania specifically are much safer than you expected. I know, it is a bit of paradox here and I will try to explain it as I did for...

Top 3 traditional Transylvanian cakes

Top 3 traditional Transylvanian cakes

Writing this post was not an easy job. There are so many tasty Transylvanian cakes that limiting myself to three was hard. So I have included my personal favorites in no particular order. My strong recommendation is that you should try at least those three your on...

Cycling around Sighisoara

Cycling around Sighisoara

Cycling is one of the best way to discover Sighisoara area. Traveling at your own peace, you can admire some of Europe’s last medieval landscapes with breathtaking views from the top of the rolling hills. You may combine cycling with exploration of countless...

Valea Teilor Monastery

Valea Teilor Monastery

On June 24, 2020, the day of the year when the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates the birth of Saint John the Baptist I have visited the Valea Teilor Monastery located in Tulcea County, in the far Eastern part of Romania close to Danube Delta. The reason I visited...

3 Practical Travel Tips after COVID-19

3 Practical Travel Tips after COVID-19

Sooner or later you will travel again, it's a matter of "when" not "if". Don't be afraid to dream about your future travels, to continuously research about the places you would like to visit, to discover. Maybe hard to believe for many in this moment but life will...

Ormenis-Irmesch Fortified Church – off season treats

Ormenis-Irmesch Fortified Church – off season treats

“Emanuel, what do you do in the off season?” is a one of the top 3 questions I get from all the travelers I spend time with. So, I decided to try answer to this question through some posts on my blog which has been neglected in the last months. Recently my good and...

5 interesting facts about Romania

5 interesting facts about Romania

Here are  5 interesting facts about Romania that you probably did not know. 1.ASTRA Museum of Folkloric Traditional Civilization located near Sibiu is the second largest open air museum in the world and the largest one in Europe stretching across 96 hectars. This...

Top 3 scenic drives in Transylvania, Romania

Top 3 scenic drives in Transylvania, Romania

  On this post I want to share with you 3 of the best drives you can have coming or leaving Transylvania as all 3 of them are actually taking you across the Carpathian Mountains in different directions. Prepare your cameras as you will take lots of pictures but...

Orthodox Monastery of Sighisoara

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

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...

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