Hey there people looking for adventure!
I think many of you don’t know a lot about Romania and I will try to present you some reasons to come and visit and see for yourself that it has a lot to offer. First of all, I want you to keep an open heart, Romanians are friendly and welcoming people. So if you plan a trip in Europe, you should put Romania on your list.
A very particular aspect of Romania is that you will find mountains, hills and fields, so you can climb the Carpathian Mountains one day, and the next day you can take a bath in the Black Sea or visit the Danube Delta. There are a lot of possibilities for adventure: the full of buzz Bucharest, castles (Peles, Bran, Cantacuzino and many more), the monasteries, the cities full of history (Brasov, Sibiu, Iasi, Sighisoara, Cluj Napoca, Timisoara etc.) and the list goes on and on. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
As a matter of fact, although I am born here I find myself discovering new things about my country with every trip I take. That was also the case when we traveled to Sibiu. On the 1st of May – International Labour Day- some years ago, we decided to go against the popular destination of this holiday which is the seaside, so we picked Sibiu for a weekend trip.
The city of Sibiu (Hermannstadt) is located in the Transylvania region of Romania, 4 hours and a half from Bucharest by car, 6 hours and a half by train or you can arrive by plane.
First thing that I did planning this trip was to book a place in the center so we could walk freely everywhere and I found a chic studio near the Sibiu Philharmonie. That is my top priority when we travel everywhere and we are spending just a couple of days.
We arrived in Sibiu in the evening, because we left Bucharest after I had an exam at the university in the afternoon. The first impression was that Sibiu was charming, we went in a nearby bar, we drank a glass of wine and we walked a little bit in the main Big Square.
The next day, we climbed the Tower of the Council (Turnul Sfatului), where you can get an amazing view of the city. I made a lot of pictures from the top and you can see them below. A good thing is that the places to visit are very close to each other: The Big Square, The Small Square, The Lair’s Bridge, Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral and Tower, Brukenthal Museum and Astra National Museum Complex.We were not that lucky with visiting the museums because they were closed because of the 1st of May., but we will visit them next time.
Another thing that you should to in Romania is to try local food and drinks. You will find in Sibiu a lot of places where you can do that. Just try sarmale with polenta, mici, beans soup in a bread bowl and for desert some romanian cheese doughnuts called papanasi served with cream and jam. Forget about your diet, you are having fun here! You should try also tuica or palinca, local wines and beers.
Just wandering the streets is a nice activity and maybe you will discover something new and unique.Hope that I made you curious and if that is true, let me know with a comment!