Wandering on Calea Victori, one of Bucharest’s major thoroughfares, I was trying to imagine a time when it would have been a wooden street rather than paved; back in the days when it was built to celebrate victory over the Ottoman Empire. Before the Ottomans it was Hapsburgs and before […]
Travel ideas for Romania – trip tips and recommendations from my experiences travelling in Romania. This eastern European nation has diverse and beautiful landscapes, attractive cities, and rich cultural traditions. Here you will find exciting travel ideas for travelling in Romania so start planning your trip now and experience everything that Romania has to offer travellers.
Sinaia is a mountain resort in the Prahova district of Romania, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, an hour’s drive from the capital Bucharest. I visited in the depths of winter when all the country was covered with a white blanket of snow. The place was established by King Carol […]
There’s no doubt it has been a great year for travel in my world, and it has seemed a very long year – the Egypt trip in January 2011 seems an age away. I’ve also moved base from London to Melbourne in Australia for awhile so it has been a […]
Bucharest and indeed most of Romania were blanketed in snow on the mid-winter day when I headed out of the city to satisfy a long-held ambition to see Bran Castle, the setting for Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel Dracula. As I travelled from Bucharest to Bran Castle I gazed out the […]
I love Europe in winter and I’m thinking about it a lot as I spend my first hot Christmas (in Australia) for a long time. There are the delights of Christmas of course, pottering through Christmas markets clutching a mug of gluhwein and adding to my ever growing collection of […]