Three of Bucharest’s largest boulevards, Lascăr Catargiu, Dacia and Gheorghe Magheru have one thing in common: they all meet in front of Bucharest’s Academy of Economic Studies, in the area known as Piața Romană. One of the city’s touristic areas, you can reach it by foot from Piața Victoriei, Piața Universității or Gara de Nord, in less than half an hour and in the same time enjoying a great walk with plenty of stuff to see.
If you think winter holidays are best spent in a cozy medieval setting and you also happen to be a fan of German towns, then you will love this charming destination. Sibiu is one of seven Transylvanian citadels built by the Transylvanian Saxons in the 12th century, and in its glory days, it was also the richest one. Continuă lectura
Romanian soups are wonderful, so good that when we need to choose between two or more types, we are in utter hesitation. That’s because each one is different from the other and great in its own way. Containing a lot of veggies and meat, most of them are closer to stews than soups and can easily take the place of a main course. And we do make a distinction between the word „soup” = not sour, usually clear, and „ciorbă” which is soured and full of vegetables and meat. Continuă lectura
There’s not much we can call our own when talking about Romanian food and drinks. There are no special ingredients growing on our lands, that no other country has ever seen before, so don’t expect anything too exotic or unheard of. Instead, you can rely on Romanians for hearty, rich meals that can easily be considered comfort food, and recipes you can always take home with you.
For breakfast, most Romanians will prefer salty foods over cakes and croissants. Before starting their day, they will quickly prepare a sandwich or an omelette, alongside a nice cup of coffee. Continuă lectura
Romania may be a small country, but its varied geography provides for so many different regions, in what the people, the traditions and the scenery is concerned. Romanian villages can be worlds away one from the other, depending on the region.
Today I’m getting to another one of my favorite tours, despite the fact that it covers a less „pretty” area and reminds of the communist period, that did quite a bit of damage to some of the city’s most interesting areas and buildings. The tour combines several main tourist attractions, but also places a foreign visitor would probably never think of seeing while in Bucharest. So I really hope you enjoy it. Continuă lectura
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.