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Vanity Bonfire
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:04 PM
This summer, a couple of friends and I are possibly thinking of going on a trip to Romania. We went last year but we only went round Bucharest and we didn't explore any other towns or cities. Does anybody know any nice places in Romania which are good for tourists? We're looking for something with a bit of culture and nightlife but where the people are also pretty friendly.

Ziggy Starduck
Feb 19th, 2010, 01:45 PM
I don't have any suggestions but I hope you have a brilliant time if you go Lush :kiss: :wavey:

Petkorazzi
Feb 19th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Oh, I lived there for many years. :)
You should go to Sibiu for sure!! It's an old, German-influenced city not that far from Bucharest, really beautiful :hearts: Same is Brasov, it's really great (I particularly enjoyed it in winter though! :hearts:)
Sighisoara is a tower-city which I also liked :)

Moldova has amazing places though. I've been there just once, but the nature and churches there are breathtaking! :hearts: Keep in mind this is the Romanian Moldova ;) It's a part of Romania, not the country. Though it's a bit too far from Bucharest. If you guys have time/money though, it's definitely worth it. :bounce:
There is nothing really to see in Bucharest IMO.. A couple of days is more than enough unless you're into exploring all kinds of museums and stuff.

hellas719
Feb 19th, 2010, 08:38 PM
I've never been myself, but I've heard about some beach city called Costantsa or something ;)

hellas719
Feb 19th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Oh, I lived there for many years. :)
You should go to Sibiu for sure!! It's an old, German-influenced city not that far from Bucharest, really beautiful :hearts: Same is Brasov, it's really great (I particularly enjoyed it in winter though! :hearts:)
Sighisoara is a tower-city which I also liked :)

Moldova has amazing places though. I've been there just once, but the nature and churches there are breathtaking! :hearts: Keep in mind this is the Romanian Moldova ;) It's a part of Romania, not the country. Though it's a bit too far from Bucharest. If you guys have time/money though, it's definitely worth it. :bounce:
There is nothing really to see in Bucharest IMO.. A couple of days is more than enough unless you're into exploring all kinds of museums and stuff.

Where haven't you lived? :lol:

Andiyan
Feb 19th, 2010, 11:11 PM
I've never been myself, but I've heard about some beach city called Costantsa or something ;)

Constanţa you mean. It's nice, old town with nice (ancient) architecture, nowadays industry port on the Black Sea.

Braşov is an amazing city. It's in the centre which makes it a great starting point if you want to see more of Romania. Really beautiful centre with lots to see.

Moldova as mentioned in the northeast (Iaşi region) is also worth a visit.

Have fun :yeah:

McPie
Feb 20th, 2010, 09:41 AM
only thing I can said


La Redevere :lol:

alfonsojose
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Say :wavey: to Dracula :p

Halepsova
Feb 21st, 2010, 08:39 AM
Is Romania in Schengen countries?

GrandMartha
Feb 21st, 2010, 08:43 AM
Is Romania in Schengen countries?

nope.
You should visit the dracula castle, although imho it's abit overrated :p

delicatecutter
Feb 21st, 2010, 02:52 PM
If I went to Romania, I'd want to go to Deva but that's because I'm such a gymnastics nut.

Halepsova
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:22 AM
Romanian gymnasts weren't as solid as they used to be back in the 90s. :sad:

Petkorazzi
Feb 22nd, 2010, 10:15 AM
Yeah, the Dracula castle is definitely overrated. :lol: You really don't get to see anything that interesting. :(
Constanta is usually good for a weekend as it's quite close to Bucharest, but I'd put it pretty low on my to-visit list.

Petkorazzi
Feb 22nd, 2010, 10:16 AM
Where haven't you lived? :lol:
:lol: Just USA & Romania.

thadeuss
Feb 22nd, 2010, 12:25 PM
only thing I can said


La Redevere :lol:

It's La Revedere ;)

@Vanity Bonfire: this is my advice

1. First go to Brasov from there you can go to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle ), Peles (and Pelisor) Castle and Rasnov. Both of them are very close to Brasov. And also you can see the Sfinxul

Peles Castle
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9fiIrkrCXQo/RvEH1H6sB8I/AAAAAAAAADw/EABTiFDdayM/s400/Peles+Castle+Winter.jpg

Brasov
http://iulianceausescu.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/piata-sfatului-brasov.jpg

Bran Castle
http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/images/Bran-Castle-Dracula16.jpg

Rasnov
http://www.norseaodyssey.com/Our_Travels/Europe/Romania/Transylvania/jim_inside_rasnov.jpg

Sfinxul
http://www.comune.ro/files/bala-bucegi-sfinxul.jpg

2. From Brasov go to Sighişoara Citadel
http://marvaoguide.com/images/stories/telepulesfotok/romania/Sighisoara12.jpg

3. from there you can go in Bucovia via Bicaz Canyon (it' very beautiful there) to see the painted monasteries of Bucovina

Bicaz
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/Chei_Bicaz_044.jpg/300px-Chei_Bicaz_044.jpg

Putna Monestary
http://www.celendo.eu/UserFiles/PhotoGallery/Turism-Intern/Romania-pe-Scurt/Manastiri-Romania/manastirea_monastery_putna_stefan_cel_mare_romania _celendo.jpg

4. From there you can go to Maramures via the Borgo Pass (and see Vatra Dornei - there you can drink mineral water straight from springs and it's a very nice ski resort) or through Prislop Pass (it's shorter and very beautiful). In Maramures you can see the Wooden Churches (of Maramures) and the Marry Cemetery. Also this county is the most traditional off all, people still wear traditional chloths and so on..

Prislop Pass
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/2930004603_12dd8652a7.jpg

Traditional Clothes from Maramures (winter edition :) )
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/1182350901_ed0271640e.jpg

5. From Maramures go to Cluj Napoca
6. From Cluj you can go to Timisoara (the City were the Romanian Revolution of 89 started, also a very beautiful city )


7. From Timisoara to Corvinesti Castle and and to Orastie Mountains (to see the old Dacian Capital of Sarmisegetusa)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/298451278_eb94dad525.jpg

Sarmizegetusa Regia
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nv6tg6.jpg

8. From there in Sibiu (European Capital of Culture in 2007)
Sibiu
http://aicarteaiparte.ro/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/sibiu.png

9. From Sibiu go to Bucharest via the Transfagarasan road (it's open only around 6 months per year, bacause of havy snows and avalanches).If the road isn't open go to Brasov and from there to Bucharest. Somewhere along this road are the ruins of Poenari Castle - Vlad Dracula The Impaler's Castle. Unfortunatly the castle was destroyed by the turks and it's not much to see...
http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/rom/images/Transfagarasanul3.jpg

You can also go to the Black Sea resorts and to the Danube Delta
Or to the muddy volcanoes in Buzau (are unique in Europe) And If you have time go to see Decebalus Rex's statue on the Danube (the larges rock sculpture in Europe)

Muddy vulcanoes
http://www.produsin.ro/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/vulcanii1.jpg

Decebalus Rex statue
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Decebalus_Rex.jpg/451px-Decebalus_Rex.jpg


Your jurney should look like this one (this depends if you take the train/car/bus/plane)
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9367/hartaromania.jpg

(if you take the train go only with Inter-City's or "Rapid" don't go with Personal because these trains make stops in every villages some of these villages are not even on maps so it will take ages to reach your destination :) )

Halepsova
Feb 22nd, 2010, 06:23 PM
Ohmigosh! Very beautiful country! :hearts: