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Stork Romania

Storks in Romania

April 29, 2020

The white storks are a very special attraction during our tours to Romania. That is why we dedicate this short article to stories, curiosities, and superstitions related to it.

Bran Castle

5 lesser known facts about Bran castle

February 1, 2018
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Being such a popular destination in Romania, you will find plenty of information about Bran castle. But we prefer to tell you the story behind the scene: 5 lesser known facts about Bran castle from Romania.

The Spring "Martisor"

Martisor – March Charm

February 29, 2016

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.

Traditional costumes in Maramures area

The Romanian Blouse

June 23, 2015

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.

Poenari Fortress

Vampires, Dracula and Transylvania

February 4, 2015

Legends of vampires have existed for centuries, even millennia. The Mesopotamians, the Romans, even the Ancient Greeks, all had blood-drinking entities in their culture which can be considered the ancestors of modern vampires. Nevertheless, the image and description of these spirits/entities, as we know them today, date from the 18th century – and from nowhere else than Southeastern Europe and particularly Transylvania.