The best wineries and wines of Moldova

With a winemaking history of more than 4000 years, Moldovans are one of the first wine producers in the world, together with the Chinese and the Greeks. By the end of the 3rd century BC, trading links were established between the local population of nowadays Moldova and the Greeks, and from 107 AD with the Romans. This strongly influenced the intense development of the Moldovan wine industry, and over time, Moldova ...

Dragobete | Celebrate love as it’s meant to be

Dragobete is a Romanian holiday that is celebrated on February 24th, each year. In the traditional Romanian mythology, Dragobete was a young god of the autochthonous pantheon, but whose celebration date varied from one historic region to another. He is the patron saint of love and cheerfulness and is oftentimes associated with Roman mythology's Cupid and Greek mythology's Eros. But unlike the aforementioned ...

6 of the creepiest abandoned places in Romania

The world is full of creepy abandoned places, and Romania is no different. But a real daredevil never backs down from an adventure. Not even from one that is shrouded in mystery and forgotten by time. Here are some of the creepiest abandoned places in Romania, some of which can still be visited (though not for long). Ada Kaleh, the Atlantida of the Danube Ada Kaleh was an island located on the Danube River, approximately ...

My Romanian Experience | Episode #1: Maroun ELIA

First of all, let me introduce myself. I am Maroun ELIA from Lebanon, and I explored Romania with my wife, Madonna, in September 2017. Initially, I discovered Romania over the internet. I was impressed and overwhelmed by its landscapes, countryside and green lands, thus my curiosity led me to ask more questions and search for the answers. The best sentence to describe Romania is “A closer way to Heaven”. We ...

The best places to visit in Romania, from wooden churches to medieval castles

There are so many touristic attractions and places to visit in Romania that it's impossible to see them all. This is why we decided to put together a list of some of the best touristic hotspots in Romania, so you'll be prepared for when you arrive. Here are some of the sights that we encourage you to visit. Places to visit in Moldova & Bukovina The Painted Monasteries of Bukovina The 8 Painted Churches were built ...

Things to do in Cluj

Cluj-Napoca is a lively city with a remarkable potential. A place where art, sports, theatre, film, music, and education all bind together in harmony. Filled with both new and old squares, streets, museums, parks, and buildings that hide mysteries from centuries long-forgotten, Cluj impresses through its baroque style combined with picturesque architecture that creates a unique bohemian atmosphere. ...