Rasnov Citadel

Rasnov Citadel

Written on August 21, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Rasnov Citadel Rasnov Citadel is an old fortress built on a mountaintop in Rasnov, Brasov county, Romania. It is partially in ruins, just as much as to look picturesque and medieval. Rasnov citadel was built as part of a defense system for the Transylvanian villages in the area, that were exposed to all sorts of...

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valea cetatii cave rasnov

Citadel Valley Cave – Rasnov

Written on August 16, 2018 in Nature

Citadel Valley Cave – Rasnov, Romania Rasnov Valley Cave is a place you need to visit if you’re in the Rasnov – Brasov area. The cave is located not far from the road going up to the citadel. Just pass the parking lot and drive for another 2 km until you find the Parking lot...

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Merry Cemetery

Merry Cemetery

Written on June 16, 2018 in History & Heritage

Yes, Merry Cemetery, a weird combination of words. Usually, the cemetery is known to be depressing and dark, but not this one.   Located in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş County, Romania, the cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction because of its colorful painted wooden crosses that have written on them...

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Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

Written on June 16, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

Alba Iulia is a city with a monumental historical significance. It is where the Great Union took place in 1918 and also the coronation of the kings Ferdinand I and Mary, the first monarchs of Greater Romania.   The Alba Carolina Citadel is the largest citadel in Romania and has a heptagonal shape, with a...

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Dumbrava Monastery

Dumbrava Monastery

Written on June 6, 2018 in History & Heritage

It is located in Alba County at 55 km from Alba Iulia. The monastery is a “home” for orphaned children, elderly sufferers and even mothers who need help. The monastery was built in 1996 in the shape of a fortress with the entrance bell and the church in the center. The church preserves the Romanian...

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Red Lake - Killer Lake

Red Lake – Killer Lake

Written on May 27, 2018 in Nature

The Red Lake, also known as The Killer Lake The Red Lake – in Romanian “Lacul Rosu”, also called Gyilkos-to – “Killer Lake” -in Hungarian. The Red Lake is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain, situated in Harghita County, Romania. The name of “Red Lake” comes from the reddish alluvi...

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The Carpathian Sphinx

The Carpathian Sphinx

Written on May 21, 2018 in History & Heritage

The Carpathian Sphinx The Sphinx (in Romanian: Sfinxul) is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Natural Park which is in the Bucegi Mountains of Romania. It is located at an altitude of 2,216 meters (7,270 ft) within the Babele (The Crones) complex of rock formations. (see more on Wikipedia – the Romanian Sphinx). The megalith go...

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Mititei ("small ones")

Mititei (“small ones”)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Mititei (“small ones”)   Mititei [mitiˈtej]) or mici [mit͡ʃʲ] means “small ones” and it’s a traditional Romanian dish. The story of mitiei begin in the capital Bucharest in a restaurant in the old central area, the owner ran out of casings for sausages, and placed the mixture directly on the grill. At 1st of May.....

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Mămăligă (Polenta)

Mămăligă (Polenta)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Mămăligă (Polenta) Mămăligă [məməˈliɡə] is a traditional dish in Romania and is basically a porridge made out of maize flour. It was used in the past instead of bread. How to cook Mămăligă? The traditional way to cook mămăliga is to boil water, add salt and cornmeal in a special-shaped cast iron pot called “ceaun”....

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Slănină (Pork fat)

Slănină (Pork fat)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Slănină (Pork fat)   If you decide to visit Romania this is something you need to taste. Slănina /slaˈnìːna/ is a traditional snack that most of the people have in the house, especially in the countryside. What is Slănină? It’s pork fat cut into strips, placed in brine and left to macerate 2-3 weeks. Afterwards, remove the...

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