Market in Transylvania

Discovering Transylvania markets and fairs

If you are a foreign tourist who wants to feel the beat of a country, I think you need to try as many experiences that will bring you closer to the daily life of the locals. You can look for accommodation in family owned guesthouses, search for restaurants popular among locals, but unknown to the Read more about Discovering Transylvania markets and fairs[…]

Bran village and Bran Castle, in May

The best time to visit Romania

Romania is a touristic destination open all year round. Situated in Eastern Europe, with a temperate continental climate, Romania is an area with four full seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Each person has a particular preference for a season or another, so this post will not try to convince you to visit Romania in Read more about The best time to visit Romania[…]

Easter mass in Transylvania

Easter traditions in Romania – a handy guide

Easter is one of the most important and most beautiful holidays of Christianity. Romania is predominantly a Christian country, Romanians belonging in their great majority to the Orthodox Christian rite, so Easter is a special event, who gathers friends and families together. The church is playing an important role in the community, a fact that can Read more about Easter traditions in Romania – a handy guide[…]

The priest is the first to get bathed

A unique tradition in Romania: the bathing of the Johns

If your name is John and you live in a small village near Sibiu, it’s very likely that you’ll get wet on January 7th. And, even if the water it’s freezing cold, no one is upset, on the contrary, everybody is happy and cheering. Actually, is an old tradition it the village of Talmacel, 20 Read more about A unique tradition in Romania: the bathing of the Johns[…]

Transylvania: a guided tour

I’m always wondering how many days you need to see Transylvania. The answer is as simple as it is complicated: as many as you need or as many you as have. Two days tour is possible too short, 7 days can be too long. For this reason I designed a tour that gives to the Read more about Transylvania: a guided tour[…]

This is not a Castle Tour

I have to confess that almost all of my tourists are wanting to visit the Bran Castle on their way to Brasov, from Sibiu. But the last excursion to Brasov was different, as my guests had already seen the famous Transylvanian Castle, also known as Dracula Castle. So, I tried to built an itinerary  with Read more about This is not a Castle Tour[…]

The first trip to Marginimea Sibiului we had this year

I just came from the guided tour to Marginimea Sibiului, the magnificent rural area located just a few kilometers from Sibiu. Together with my guests from UK, we attended the Sunday mass at one of villeges from Marginime, admiring the simple beauty of the national costume, still proudly worn by the local people on special occasions  . Read more about The first trip to Marginimea Sibiului we had this year[…]