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New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

ROMANIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 | Views [82]

After a quiet Christmas in our flat in Timisoara we opted for a change of scene and headed north to Romania’s second biggest city for a short city-break. Cluj, or Cluj-Napoca to give it the full Sunday-best title is another lovely medieval Transylvanian ... Read more >


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ROMANIA | Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 | Views [71]

It was a long weekend or ‘bridge’ as they call it in Romania, so we took the chance to explore more of this wonderful country. The holiday consisted of St Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of Romania and the National Day, which was when ... Read more >


Photos: Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Stroll along the Bega River

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Sibiu

ROMANIA | Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 | Views [76]

We awoke on our last day in Brasov to very inclement weather so there was no rush to get up. Our train to Sibiu wasn’t due to depart until the early afternoon but luckily we didn’t have to check out of the apartment until midday. So, we could ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Sibiu

ROMANIA | Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Day trip to Dracula's Castle

ROMANIA | Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | Views [47]

Apparently you can not visit Brasov without visiting Castel Bran, aka Dracula’s Castle , located in the small village of Bran some 28 km’s southwest of the city. So who were we to argue and we planned a day trip to see the infamous castle.... Read more >


Photos: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle

ROMANIA | Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Brasov

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 | Views [30]

We left Sighisoara after a great stay and jumped on another train this time bound for Brasov. The scenery on this leg of the journey was starting to get more beautiful as we headed into the interior. The landscape was becoming much more mountainous and ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Brasov

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Sighisoara

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Sighisoara

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 | Views [30]

We headed for the train station in the morning to catch our carriage for the journey to Sighisoara. The train pulled into the station on time and considering that it had originated in Budapest that was impressive. We were delighted to find it to be an ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Alba Iulia

ROMANIA | Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip Around Transylvania: Alba Iulia

ROMANIA | Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 | Views [36]

Emma’s half term was approaching and she definitely needed a break, so as we were still free to travel around Romania we thought we would plan a week’s train trip around Transylvania. The name Transylvania conjures up images of Dracula, castles ... Read more >


Walk in the Woods and Going back in Time in Romania

ROMANIA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Views [75]

This weekend saw heading out to explore Padurea Verde or the Green Forest. This is a woodland area on the North East edge of Timisoara in the Dumbravita district. It was a cold chilly but bright day as we set of on the 5 km walk across the city following ... Read more >


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ROMANIA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Day Trip to Arad

ROMANIA | Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Views [81] | Comments [2]

This weekend we thought we would spread our wings a bit and explore somewhere outside of Timisoara. We didn’t want to venture too far but we did want to check out the Romanian railway system ahead of a planned longer trip at half term, restrictions ... Read more >


Photos: Day Trip to Arad

ROMANIA | Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring along the Bega River and the Fabric District

ROMANIA | Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 | Views [67]

Our explorations of Timisoara this weekend took us down to the Bega River and south of the city to wander around the Fabric District. The Bega River that flows through the city is actually a man-made canal which diverted flood water from the Bega River ... Read more >


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