Best things to do in rural Romania

2020 travel trends show a return to the simplicity of our world, with an emphasis on sustainability, locally grown and made items, and origins. Well beyond Transylvania, Romania has outposts where traditionalism and traditions are flourishing. The Romanian spirit and the impact of other nations onto the country bordering the Carpathians, the Danube, and the … [Read more…]

Romania after the 1989 revoultion

On December 17, 1989, the flame of Romania’s Revolution against communist rule was ignited by the first street demonstrations in the border city of Timișoara. Until then, due to the severe oppression of General Secretary Nicolae Ceaușescu’s communist regime and security, Romanians hoped for such a change only by witnessing what had been happening in … [Read more…]

Transylvania’s fortified churches

One of the three historical provinces of Romania, Transylvania features a vast tableland dominated by undulating hills covered with orchards, vineyards, and huge untouched forests. In this picturesque scenery, countless fortified churches tucked away in side valleys create a unique architectural style present only in this part of Europe. A fast way to visit a … [Read more…]