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Anti-corruption protest, Bucharest, Romania

On Saturday, January 20, thousands of people protested in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, against the laws of justice. In January 2017, days after the government of the Grindeanu Cabinet was sworn into office in Romania, protests took place throughout the country against ordinance bills that were proposed by the Romanian Ministry of Justice regarding the pardoning of certain committed crimes, and the amendment of the Penal Code of Romania (especially regarding the abuse of power).... continue reading

Trekking story

In the previous blog I wrote about things that make us recharge our batteries. So, here is a short story about a trekking escape that I have done recently.The most convenient (time and distance) trails are in the Bucegi Mountains, which are part of the Romanian Carpathians.  Whether by car or train, we can reach the bottom of the route in two and a half hours. This is a pretty fast way to escape to nature, leaving behind the city tumult.  So, there I was, with my friends, in Busteni... continue reading

Romanian Traditional Rugs

The rug is a thick wool cloth with multicolored designs. It is designed for decorating and thermoinsulation of the rooms. In Romania space, carpet tissue is one of the main branches of folk art. In the old days, the carpets were woven manually on loom, from the wool that was dyed with natural dyes, which the housewives prepared from the plants, following the recipes transmitted from generation to generation. One of the main areas of Romania in which this craft was widely spread is... continue reading

Peles Castle - Romania

Peles Castle is located in Sinaia Town - Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. A former summer residence of the Romanian kings, it is now a museum.   Peles Castle was built at the initiative of the first King of Romania, Carol I, outside perimeter of Neag Bridge Town which receives the name of Sinaia Town. It is one of the most important historic buildings in Romania, having unique character and is one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe the second half of the nineteenth... continue reading

Heavy snow in Bucharest

For street photography enthusiasts,Bucharest, Romania's capital has become a perfect place for photo,new slogan for town is ,,Come out from snow,, because all city surface is coated in a blanket of snow.For new more pictures from Bucharest click this link.                              continue reading

Sibiu - Transylvanian Medieval Town

If you decide to visit Romania then you need to visit Transylvania. And if you go to Transylvania you don’t have to miss Sibiu town,one of the most beautiful historical city in Romania.Hermannstadt (German name) was the capital of Principality of Transylvania between 1692-1791 and 1849-1865, and now is one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, attracting tourists due to its wonderful medieval charm and excellent views of the surrounding landscapes. Founded in 1191, Sibiu became... continue reading

Living Statues - art and dedication

International Festival of Living Statues was held in Bucharest - Romania between 16-20 of Jun 2016.At over 30 degrees celsius the street performers (from Romania, Netherlands, USA, Israel, Macedonia, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, and Russia) brought to the audience more than 40 colorful living statues. Every statue told her story using the costume, music, gestures and facial expressions, trying to introduce the viewer into the fascinating world of stories. With photo camera... continue reading

Spotlight - Light and Magic in Bucharest

Spotlight Bucharest international light festival 2016 was the second edition of this event , which was held from 5 to 8 May in Bucharest, capital of Romania.For four evenings Victory Avenue, a major avenue in center of the city, was transformed into an exhibition full of light and magic. Interactive installations , performances of light and sound , video mapping sessions and colorful projections enchanted the eyes of the visitors. The map of this event counted 23 attractions that... continue reading

Turda Salt Mine - The Coolest Underground Places In The World

It was classified with this titleby Business Insider.Turda salt mine is located in Turda County, Transylvania - Romania and it’s a historical mine being first mentioned in year 1075. In 1780 there were five ogival mines in Turda.Salt exploitation in this mine was done until 1932 when it was stopped permanently, and in 1992 was transformed ina halotherapy center.In 2009 the salt mine enter in a big rehabilitation and modernization program with the financial support of the European Union.... continue reading

Top 10 awesome destinations for 2016

Suffering from wanderlust but don't know which way to go? Scratch your head no more, we have some awesome destinations for you that apparently are all the rage this year according to the Lonely Planet guide.    1. BotswanaThis South African country is mostly defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which turns into a lush paradise when the seasonal floods come in but it's not just the national park trips that are a point of interest. In June 1966 Botswana became... continue reading

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