Overview Romania

Visiting Romania

Shrouded in images of Dracula’s blood-soaked Transylvania and the supernatural Carpathian Mountains, Romania is a medieval beauty. Painted monasteries and cemeteries dot the countryside, and at least one castle lays claim to the Dracula legend. Forests of storybook turrets contradict cosmopolitan avenues of Bucharest, but the two worlds coexist—just as they do in fairytales.... Read More Shrouded in images of Dracula’s blood-soaked Transylvania and the supernatural Carpathian Mountains, Romania is a medieval beauty. Painted monasteries and cemeteries dot the countryside, and at least one castle lays claim to the Dracula legend. Forests of storybook turrets contradict cosmopolitan avenues of Bucharest, but the two worlds coexist—just as they do in fairytales.    Close

Stories and Tips Romania

Leaving Bucharest

Written by TianjinPaul on 30 Sep, 2012

My girlfriend comes from the Eastern part of Bulgaria about an hour's drive from the Black Sea. Therefore, by a quirk of geography, her home is actually far closer to the Romanian capital of Bucharest than its Bulgarian counterpart Sofia. So, when we decided to…Read More


Time Travel

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Sep, 2012

It may astound you to discover that not only can you catch a flight using Tarom or Lufthansa at Bucharest airport, but you can also enjoy a dose of time travel. Obviously, I do not mean actual time travel. That would be a rather ridiculous…Read More


Bucharest and Beijing

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Sep, 2012

The premise of this article may sound a little far fetched. However, I am going to beg the reader to suspend judgement until the culmination of the next few paragraphs as I do believe the observations I am about to detail to be rather insightful.…Read More


History on Wheels

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Sep, 2012

If someone were to ask me exactly what started my interest in travel and acted as the catalyst for my experiences in Mongolia, China and other far flung corners, I would argue that amongst many contributory factors was a book I read when I was…Read More


First Impressions of Romania

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Sep, 2012

Over the course of my many travels, and before touching down in Bucharest, there had only been two places that set really over-powering first impressions as I landed. The first was Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia. I flew there from Shermetyevo in Moscow and, in so…Read More


Crossing the Border

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Sep, 2012

As I grew up in the UK, the idea of crossing a border by land still seems a little alien (Scotland and Wales do not really count). When I hear such language, I always find myself thinking of Le Carre spy novels or of Bond…Read More


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Dammed but not damned

Written by dangaroo on 30 Jul, 2012

Several days in to our Go Gorillas hitch hiking expedition from Poland to Greece and having been fiddling around with small rides in a group of three in Hungary, we found ourselves making up on time and absolutely raced through Romania. In fact, we crossed…Read More


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Bucharest

Written by manatwork on 18 Apr, 2012

Brașov to Bucharest is less than 3 hours by train. Bucharest became the state capital of Romania in 1862, and today it is the largest city in the country. I arrived on a quiet Sunday as most businesses were closed. As soon as I get…Read More


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Brasov

Written by manatwork on 22 Mar, 2012

Brașov is a good starting point for trips around Romania. I arrived at the main train station after a 10-hour journey train ride from Timisoara. Luckily the hostel that I stayed at is located not too far from the Old Town. The hostel is actually…Read More


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Timisoara

Written by manatwork on 27 Jan, 2012

Timisoara is the fourth largest city in Romania. I arrived at Traian Vuia International Airport, which is the hub of Romania's second-largest airline, Carpatair in the morning. Like Lviv, Timisoara's public transportation network consists of trams, trolleys and buses. The bus to the city center…Read More


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