Sucevita is a beautiful little town with many old traditional houses. The local architecture attracts the attention of the visitors. The beautiful wooden porches, the floral motifs, the shingled roofs, the elegant fences and the beautiful roofs of the local wells and gates are a real pleasure to be admired and photographed. The locals of Sucevita are very friendly, and sometimes you might spot some of them wearing with pride their old traditional costumes.
In May and June 2016 we had the chance of having Rick Steves, together with his team, as our guest. Although they were not in Romania for the first time, it was still the first time they were about to produce a travel documentary about Bucharest, Transylvania, and Maramures.
Many of you might think that Romania is located in the eastern part of Europe, in fact, when asked where have you been, most of you will say that you have been in Eastern Europe. Well, this is wrong. Romania is located pretty much in the center of Europe, almost the half distance from the western and eastern fringes of Europe (2600km roughly). If Romania is an eastern European country then what can we say about Azerbaijan, Georgia or about the people who live in the western part of the Ural Mountains?
The "martisor" is, in popular tradition, a symbol of weeks, months and years gathered and twisted into a string with two colors, the colors representing the winter and the summer. It represents a present given to the women on the first of March. The richer families had "martisoare" with strings made of silver and gold. Children would wear it tied to their hand, on their chests or around their necks.
Beginning January 14th, a tropical paradise, known as Therme Bucharest, will be open to the public just ten minutes away from the city. Here you’ll be able to enjoy life no matter how young or old you are since there are many recreational areas for everyone. The center is divided into three major sectors, each of them with a specific theme.
Discover the most interesting tourist landmarks in Romania
Romania is a very rich country when it comes to UNESCO sites. From natural reserves to many sites with unique architecture, everything seems frozen in time and undisturbed by the rapid arrival of modernity. They are all greatly appreciated because they still look the same as they have for centuries.
Today, I can see all over Romania women, young girls, even tourists walking around wearing “ie” – and I realized that wearing this blouse has become a national trend, not just something hip in Bucharest.