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Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov July 6th 2019

Is there such a thing? With a little effort, even you can be invited back for another visit. From the great great granddaughter, Lizzie Post of Emily Post: Having a free place to stay is the ultimate money-saving dream scenario for travelers, whether it’s a pied-à-terre in Paris, a house in the Hamptons, or a tiny flat in Tokyo. How do you handle yourself in the wonderful scenarios when no money changes hands? Here is a good rule: leave the house in as good or better condition than you found it. Also, do not snoop around, and don't go in rooms that you do not need. Closing off rooms and leaving them untouched is a great idea. Make sure you ask about interne... read more
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Don't be him or her!

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov September 7th 2018

Dag 11 – Rondreis Roemenië – vrijdag 7 september 2018 – Busuitstap Sinaia, Brasov Daguitstap naar Sinaia, een mondain ski-oord aan de rand van de Karpaten, met bezoek aan het voormalig koninklijk zomerpaleis. Niet direct mijn ding, wel dat van honderden anderen die zoals wij moesten aanschuiven om binnen te geraken. Streng verboden binnen te fotograferen. Misschien om de decadente rijkdom van voormalige koningshuizen niet digitaal te verspreiden. Dan naar een wijnproeverij wat ik toch wat interessanter vond. Met als afsluiter een stadstoer in Brasov, niet lang geleden nog Kronstadt genoemd, nu mooie hoofdstad van deze regio.... read more
voor het paleis van Peles
Weingut 'Rhein & Co in Azuga.
Weingut 'Rhein & Co in Azuga.

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov June 16th 2018

HE SAID... Today we were travelling southeast from Viscri to Brasov (via Bran Castle). We woke early and headed to the main homestay house for breakfast. We’d dined in an outdoor alcove the night before, but this morning we were under the house in the cellar. It was a very atmospheric setting. We grazed on sourdough bread, cheese, zacusca (eggplant and red pepper spread), scrambled eggs, honey and tea, and it was an amazing start to the day. We headed back to our homestay, organised our packs and waited on the roadside for our minibus to pick us up. We retraced the incredibly rough track out of the village, turned onto the highway and travelled towards Brasov with bygone castles overlooking us from the hills above. It almost felt like they were granting us safe passage ... read more
bran castle
bran castle
bran castle

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov April 2nd 2017

Brasov, orasul atestat documentar in 1252 sub numele latin Corona sau denumirea germana Kronstadt, care inseamna "Orasul Coroana" sub numele latin Corona sau denumirea germana Kronstadt, care inseamna "Orasul Coroana", ambele denumiri fiind oglindite in sigla orasului. Oras fondat de catre Cavalerii Teutonici in 1211, iar urmele colonistilor germani pot fi observate in arhitectura gotica, baroca si renascentista, impreuna cu o multitudine de atractii istorice pastrate sau refacute/renovate cat sa ne atraga si pe noi sa le revizitam. Zona pietonala din centrul vechi ne-a intampinat cu o bogata varietate de terase de unde puteam urmari funicularul de pe muntele Tampa. Cazare gasita intr-un apartament stil garsoniera cu bucatarie si baie moderna inclusa, cu priveliste de vis, cu parcare gratuita, asta poate ca am ajuns in extrasezon. Strada CD Gherea nr 38-5star residence la 1,5 km de ... read more
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privelistea de vis

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov October 13th 2016

We nearly went to Italy – again. Not that there is anything wrong with that but we were in danger of becoming serial visitors, automatically going off to Italy at every opportunity – well, it is pretty fabulous but then there are a whole lot of places that we have never visited that are also pretty fabulous. So we decided to visit Romania, Transylvania specifically. At Bucharest airport we collected our rental car and headed off for our first stop, Brasov, where we would be spending 5 days. We had intended to stay the first two days in Sinaia to be close to Peles Castle and the mountains but after reading that they were closed on Monday and Tuesday (the days we were supposed to be there), we decided it would be better to stay in ... read more
Portrait of a smiling goat
Goat herder with his sheep and goats
View from the hotel to Brasov citadel

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov September 11th 2016

Trains work better than buses here in Romania and thus I found myself on a fairly old-school one from Bucharest to Brasov; it was one of those classic trains with a side aisle and individual cabins of six seats each, of which mine was shared with three old Romanian ladies. The 10€, 2 1/2 hour ride was comfortable. Now I've visited enough cities around the world to know that the bus network works differently in almost every one of them. In some places you buy your ticket before boarding, in some you buy from the driver and in others you have a dude on the bus who sells you a ticket. Arriving at Brasov's train station, I knew I had to catch bus no.4 and the bus was just about to leave when I arrived so ... read more
Strada Muresenilor
View From Mt Tampa
Piata Sfatului

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov July 19th 2016

16 -17 juillet " Qui est-ce qui m'a jeté un sort? J'perds tout c'que j'aime et même le nord Hé! On a volé mon contrôle! Y'a mon corps et y'a ma tête qui oh oh Je ne veux plus m'endormir non non non non non " Laurence Jalbert .... Ma recherche pour trouver des vampires est un lamentable échec. Je n'ai trouvé aucun de ces monstres, ni dans les bars de la capitale, ni dans les châteaux visités jusqu'à présent en Transylvanie. On en voit pourtant partout sur les tasses à café, les t-shirts et les aimants à frigo dans les boutiques de souvenirs. Ils doivent bien se cacher à quelque part que je me dis. Bon, recommençons du début... ...Oh! Mais... je n'ai qu'à retrouver la maison qui a vu naître Dracula voyons! Voilà! Tout ... read more
Café Dracula
Rue de Sighisoara
Ruelle de nuit

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov July 16th 2016

14 juillet Mon cadran sonne dans le dortoir bondé de l'hostel de Bucarest. Comme hier, personne ne bouge à part moi. Il est 7h00. Les autres lits sont occupés par des jeunots en bédaine étendus comme des cadavres. Il plane une collante odeur de lendemain de veille dans la pièce. Pour ne pas réveiller les fêtards, je me jette dans le salon commun avec tout mon bagage, question d'y mettre un peu d'ordre. D'un ton caverneux, un type allongé sur la causeuse me surprend en me lançant un " Rrrrello " rauque. Il a aussi l'allure d'un cadavre, avec ses yeux profondément cernés comme si on les avait vissé trop fort dans son visage. " Hello " que je lui répond sèchement alors que je réalise que je suis encore en bobette. J'enfile donc rapidement un ... read more
Château de Bran
Château de Sinaia
Ruelle de Brasov

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov August 14th 2015

On first impression Bucharest reminds me of Paris without the dog poo on the pavement and the people here are able and willing to speak to you in English. The cobblestone streets are not as narrow as in Paris and wind though the old quarter creating a setting for tourists and locals to enjoy the balmy summer evenings and we did exactly that, making ourselves known at one wine bar in particular, where we sampled some very good Romanian wines of varieties that were mostly unknown to me. The two waitresses there adored Nathan and he had a ball playing with them. We didn’t realise that our drinks came with free babysitting! At the same bar we met Daniel and Hillary, a couple from Brisbane, also travelling through Romania. It is amazing how far we go ... read more
Ballroom #23
Athanaeum Roman
Athanaeum Roman

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Brasov » Brasov August 3rd 2015

Hard to believe this is my last day in Brasov. I’m trying to conserve money so have decided to have a relaxing day and just check out the town. I went through my suitcase this morning and was able to dispose of around 5kgs worth of clothes that, while I like, I could not be bothered carrying for the next 2 weeks. I have decided that this is a great way of helping people to get rid of their unwanted junk, pack it up, strap it on their back and make them carry it until they are willing to throw it away. Once I made it into town I sat and read my book in the park and enjoyed the sunshine. After this I decided to go for a walk to the Black Tower and the ... read more




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