Christmas Markets in Romania 2018

Firmly signaling the arrival of the Christmas season, here are some of the best Christmas Markets to find holiday treats, sweets, gifts, crafts and festivities during the Xmas holidays around Romania.

Balea Lake on Transfagarasan

Impressive surrounding landscape and a great spot for hiking, ice climbing, cycling or (if you are pro) even skiing – this is how one can best attempt to describe the famous Balea Lake in the Fagaras mountains. Reachable by car (or bike) in the summer and by cable car in the winter, this old glacier...

The real Sphinx?

What do we know about the Sphinx? Even though the official theory speaks of a natural rock formation carved by the wind in the shape of a human head, there are theories that speak about the Sphinx as artificially carved in stone by an ancient long lost civilization. As it stands alone in the...


Bucharest Belle Époque Belle Époque was the 30-year period that ended suddenly with the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It was a time of prosperity and cultural and artistic flourishing, when people knew how to live beautifully and enjoy all that life had to offer. 1900 was the peak year of that...

Danube Delta – the Birds’ Paradise

As the waters of the Danube flow into the Black Sea, they form the largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas, the Danube Delta. A  labyrinth of water and land is building a mosaic of river branches, channels, lakes, sand dunes and oak forests.

A Castle and a Glass of Wine (2018)

This 16th century once hunting residence turned into a symbol for Jidvei, one of Romania's premier white wines wineries. Mix culture and pleasure by visiting the Bethlen Haller Castle in Cetatea de Balta, Transylvania.