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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...

A Story of Love and Life in Romania

A Story of Love and Life in Romania

Sighisoara the perfect base to explore Transylvania Transylvania is on your bucket list as a destination for a dream holiday? Which is the best location to use as a base to visit and explore...

Armenians of Transylvania

Armenians of Transylvania

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...

Marital and couples therapy was invented in Transylvania!

Marital and couples therapy was invented in 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...

Transylvania dressed  in autumn

Transylvania dressed in autumn

  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...

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