Happy hram day, Balti!

Originally posted on SaraJoy:
This past weekend on May 22, the city of Balti celebrated hram and 595 years! Hram translates to “day of the city” and according to Moldova Holiday, “Every city, town, and village in Moldova has a hram day, honoring the patron saint of the locality. By tradition, on hram days family,…

Walking the Trans-Fagarasan

Romania gets plenty of positive press for its mountain road DN7C, more famously known as the unpronounceable (to English speakers) Transfagarasan highway that crosses over the southern Carpathian Mountains especially after the British show Top Gear named it the best road in the world in 2009. But while most people drive this magnificent road or…

An Epic 2000-Mile Roadtrip Through Romania

Plenty of travelers and tourists come to Romania but they tend to fall into two categories – those that fly into the country and then (maybe) go on short road trips or poor backpackers who hitchhike and see amazing things but rarely blog. Today we’re all in for a rare treat as my friend and…

9 Mois en Roumanie

I’m always looking out for interesting blogs from visitors who come to Romania. If you understand French, I highly recommend this one, written by a young woman from France who decided to spend 9 months in Romania instead of spending her “gap year” backpacking around Europe. She lives near Sibiu and seems like a really…