Discover Romania: Bușteni, a most adorable mountain resort

Discover Romania: Bușteni, a most adorable mountain resort

As I wrote in a previous article, from Bucharest you can easily reach several mountain resorts in the Valea Prahovei area, one of which is the small mountain town of Bușteni. This 18th century settlement is very popular with tourists especially for the beautiful natural setting and the great hiking and sports activities available.

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Discover Romania: Sinaia, summer residence of royalty

Discover Romania: Sinaia, summer residence of royalty

So you’ve picked Romania for your holiday destination, and probably landed in Bucharest, where you booked some kind of accommodation. Maybe you’re staying for more than a weekend, and are considering getting out of the capital and discovering other places.

The good news is that from Bucharest you can pick a number of nice destinations in Romania, easy to reach even without a personal car. E.g., from Gara de Nord train station, there are trains that can take you to several interesting locations, of which the most sought by tourists (and closest) are the mountain resorts in the Valea Prahovei area.

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Discover Bucharest: on Calea Victoriei

Discover Bucharest: on Calea Victoriei

This tour takes you on a journey on Bucharest’s largest and best known boulevard: Calea Victoriei. Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) was named this way in 1877 to celebrate the victory of Romania in the Independence War against the Ottoman Empire. It stretches from the old center all the way to Piaţa Victoriei, where the Romanian Government building is found.

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