Category: Romania

Best Things To Do In Romania; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Here are the top things to do in Romania, 3 of which will totally leave your wanderlust craving to visit the country.

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The 5 Best Day Trips From Bucharest (That You Should Try); Stephanie Craig; WanderTooth

Romania – Monastery of Horezu

5 of the Best Day Trips from Bucharest. Includes Detailed Recommendations and How-To Instructions for Day Tours from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Horezu Monastery (Romania), Potcoava (Romania), Ruse (Bulgaria), Brasov and Bran Castle (Romania). Also includes basic information about trips to Budluzha (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania), Sibiu (Romania), and the Transfagarasan Highway (Romania). If You’re Planning a Trip to Bucharest, this guide will help you get out of the city!

Bucharest is a beautiful city, full of tree-lined boulevards, monumental architecture, and restaurants positively stuffed with polenta. While there is more than enough to do in the city to fill an itinerary for a few days, it would be a shame to come to such a beautiful part of the world and not get out of the city a little. Within just a few hours, there are historic castles, rustic farms, and gorgeous monasteries. There is even an entire country just a hop away over the Danube river. So, if you are looking to explore more of Romania and discover Bulgaria, here are five fabulous day trips from Bucharest.

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Prince Charles’s tranquil haven in Transylvania, and there’s no wifi!; Christina Patterson; Daily Mail

Romania – Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Anyone can stay at Prince Charles’s nature retreat and guesthouse in the Carpathian mountain foothills. It may be rustic, but the gorgeous scenery and friendly locals make it fit for royalty.

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BUCHAREST AND BEYOND: 6 AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN ROMANIA; Liv Bohn; The Journal

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Romania – Danube Delta

You’ve eaten pizza in Italy, sipped wine in France and island-hopped around Greece. There’s no disputing these classic European destinations are favourites for a reason. But there are still plenty of other lesser-visited countries worth paying attention to, and Romania is a perfect example of that.

Captivating history, character-filled architecture and majestic mountains are just a handful of the things that make this place unfairly underrated. Cast your eyes over these Romanian hotspots and I dare you not to want to book your flights right away!

Bucharest

Admittedly Romania’s capital city isn’t the prettiest or chicest place you’re ever likely to visit, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. In fact, Bucharest is becoming increasingly better known for its cosmopolitan feel and energetic vibe. It also houses the world’s second largest building; the Palace of Parliament is a 12-storey beast of gargantuan scale with 1,100 rooms and 4,500 chandeliers.

Other must-sees include the open-air Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum, which showcases models of Romanian homes throughout the centuries. The Carturesti Carusel, a mesmerising bookstore in the centre of old Bucharest. Obor market, one of the biggest and liveliest, is also well worth a visit.

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There’s much more to see in Romania than just Dracula’s castle; CHRISTINE PENDZICH & EVA VON FALKENSTEIN; Triblive

Romania – Monastery of Horezu

On a fine, sunny fall morning, we are bouncing around in the back seat of a van as we drive along a rocky road leading into the dense, leafy forests of Romania’s Cozia National Park. After 20 minutes, we round one last bend.

Before us lies a hidden valley. A tiny church stands nestled in a dell against steep, forested hills. Wisps of early morning mist still shroud the grounds.

We jump out of our vehicle and descend the winding path to the church. As we approach the chapel, admiring the delicate woodwork and perfect geometry of its hexagonal central tower, an elderly church warden in a long, black robe and bushy, white beard emerges into the empty courtyard. He greets us cheerfully, urging us to come in for the service about to start.

He then hoists a large, yoke-shaped plank from a hook by the door onto his shoulder and begins striding around the church, clanging a high-pitched rhythm on the wood with a mallet to announce the start of prayers.

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Danube Delta threatened by casinos and shopping malls; WWF

Romania – Danube Delta

Bucharest – A bill being considered by the Romanian Parliament would give tax incentives for construction of casinos and retail space in the Danube Delta and other ecologically sensitive areas of Romania.  WWF-Romania and other Romanian NGOs, in particular Eco-Civica Foundation, Birdlife Romania, Federation Coalition Natura 2000 and the Conservation Carpathia Foundation, urge members of the Romanian Parliament to reject this proposal.

The legislation, if passed, would transform the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and other protected natural areas in Romania into shopping and entertainment zones without taking into account the protection of their unique values.

The Danube Delta provides habitat for 300 species of birds, most of them strictly protected under European law. As the new law does not call for strict avoidance of environmental impacts, there is a significant risk of losing rare species and protected habitats.

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Drone shows Romania’s missing forest; Martin Morgan; BBC

Romania – Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Romania pledges to investigate illegal logging in national park after dramatic drone footage.

The Romanian government has promised to act against illegal logging, after campaigners showed that a large swathe of trees in a protected forest has disappeared.

A member of the public recently took dramatic drone footage in the Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park, on the border with Serbia, showing about 50 hectares (124 acres) of missing woodland on a mountain top, Digi24 TV reports.

Semenic contains one of the largest virgin beech forests in Europe, and was included in Unesco’s World Heritage List this summer.

Corneliu Sturza of the GEA Nera ecological group told Digi24 that the main problem was the failure of the environment ministry to draw up a plan to limit logging in the park,” he complained.

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