Romania, the tiny East European Country, is known for its amazing nature and breathe-taking scenery. But did you know you could indulge in modern beauty & health therapies at these top Romanian Spa & Wellness Centers around the country?
France – Paris, Great Britain – London, Germany – Berlin. Ukraine – Kiev, Italy – Rome (fill in the blanks). Whenever we talk about visiting a country we associate it with its capital city. It’s easy, you probably can reach it by plane very fast and at low costs, it’s safe, it does not raise any major risks and is as comfortable as possible, with cosmopolitan capital cities hosting five-star hotels and international cuisine. And most of the times it’s very familiar. But is that what you came there for?
I had never seen a bison in real life before. I didn’t even know the difference between a bison, a buffalo and the Romanian term “zimbru”. So if you’re in the same boat with me, you’ll understand my newly found fascination with this rare and beautiful creature.
It’s the beginning of spring here and I’ve planned a weekend away from Bucharest, in the heart of the country, in Poiana Brasov, the mountain resort, and Brasov city. Brasov is a wonderful city in Transylvania, surrounded by the mountains with Saxon influences in art and cuisine. We spent most of the time outside, for sightseeing and hiking, so this kind of escape is suitable especially for nature lovers. How to get there: Brasov is just 170 km away – this means three hours by car from Bucharest (take route E60), in good traffic conditions and also about three hours by train. Tip: Valea Prahovei is very beautiful, with inspiring mountain landscapes and hiking routes, historic castles and with a lot of tourists in the weekends. So I recommend taking the train to Brasov, during season it’s the best way to avoid traffic jams. The train stops also in other mountains…
You’ve heard me say this a lot: I love exploring a new place through its food. And New York was no exception. I had heard a lot about the really good pizza and bagels and all the amazing restaurant. So I was so excited and super curious to try everything and see if it compared to London for example.
Last year has been amazing travel wise. It brought so many wonderful opportunities that we just couldn’t miss. And Switzerland was just one of those. My best friend from third grade got married (YAY!) and we couldn’t be more happy to witness the happy event. She’s always said I had to visit but there’s always been something else interfering. This time there was nothing that could stop me from going 🙂
New York has always been on the very top of my list of places to visit. It probably has to do with the many movies and shows we see on TV that take place in NYC. It also has a lot to do with the architecture, the art scene, and the food. So when I got there I really had to pinch myself to believe I was actually in Manhattan!
Traveling in the United States from Eastern Europe takes a lot of time and money, and it involves some differences you may not be used to. In 2 weeks, 5 states, 3 time zones, I noticed a few details you may find interesting or useful for a first trip.
It has been one of my biggest dreams to visit Crete and especially the Balos and Elafonissi lagoons on its Western coast. I have already documented my love of Greece in a lot of posts. And Crete has only helped make me love it even more. However, coming from Romania, transportation can be a bit expensive and limited. So I felt like Crete was not that tangible for a lot of time. But with a bit of planning and research, you can make your Cretan dream come true.