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ALL ABOUT ROMANIA

Discovering Bucharest and Beyond

Romania is a country of nearly 20 million people, with 2.5 million living in Bucharest alone. It’s a country of proud traditions on the fringe of the Balkans.

Bucharest is a dynamic – if not slightly chaotic – city. Formerly called “The Paris of the East,” Bucharest is known for its mix of Art Nouveau and Communist architecture, with much of its most beautiful architecture sadly in a bad state of disrepair. Still, Bucharest is a city in revival, with innumerable cool third-wave coffee shops, gorgeous bookstores practically begging to be photographed, and countless relaxed outdoor cafés and beer gardens that attract Romanians and tourists alike. Bucharest is truly a place of contrast, and those who visit tend to either love or hate it.

Transylvania is Romania’s most famous and touristic region, made famous by Dracula but surprising tourists with its delightfully colorful old towns such as Sibiu and Sighișoara. This is where you’ll find its most beautiful castles, such as Peleș and Bran Castle, as well as fortified churches, ancient fortresses, and gorgeous wooded forests. Meanwhile, the northern regions of Romania such as Bucovina are rural and bucolic, with pristine nature and people going about their lives in the most traditional ways. Romania is still largely undiscovered, so why not visit for yourself and see how much more there is to Romania than Halloween stories?

ALL ROMANIA POSTS

11 Magical Things to Do in Romania in Winter

If you're wondering if Romania in winter is a good idea... we're here to convince you that yes, it is! We've seen this country dusted with snow and let me tell you, it makes the candy-colored houses and mysterious castles of Transylvania just that much more...

17 Instagrammable Places in & Near Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu is one of my favorite cities in Romania, and it just may be the most photogenic of all the places in Transylvania - a high honor, given how beautiful this region is. What can I say about Sibiu? It's a city that's so easy to fall for. I love the pastel-colored...

Planning a Trip to Romania: Your Travel Checklist

Romania is a popular (but still off-beat) vacation spot in Europe. From the hauntingly beautiful towns of Transylvania to the illustrious Romanian royal castles to the quirky capital of Bucharest, there's enough to do here to fill up multiple travel itineraries. While...

The Most Instagrammable Places in Brasov, Romania

Brasov is one of the cutest towns in Transylvania, with its Saxon city walls, winding streets, and mountain backdrop with its cheeky Hollywood-style sign. There are tons of cozy cafés beckoning you off the streets for a quick pause, There are so many Instagrammable...