Sighişoara, Transylvania, is a small medieval town founded by German merchants and craftsmen; it’s now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Cluj-Napoca, one of the largest cities in Romania and the unofficial capital of Transylvania, has beautiful large squares where you can take in the city’s vibrant spirit. Here you will find a great mix of medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern architecture, perfect for exploring on foot.
Interior of a traditional wooden house, dating back to the 18th century. Visiting the open-air ethnographic museum of Cluj-Napoca always fuels my sense of pride for my ancestors; they have an outstanding ability to create beautiful objects out of wood and ceramics.
Meeting a stranger can be totally meaningless, unless you enter that person’s world—you find out one meaningful thing in his or her life, and share a real moment. This is exactly what happened here, in Cluj-Napoca, when I met this incredibly kind man, his three sweet dachshunds, and their pigeon friend.
Here, we wake up to watch the sun rise in one of the most photogenic places in the Carpathian Mountains. The Ceahlău Massif, with the mysterious legends that surround it, is surely one of the country’s must-see natural destinations.
Special countryside moments high up in Mărişel in the Apuseni Mountains, where I always get a weird, yet pleasant sensation that time has somehow stopped.
We took a road trip to remember in the Apuseni Mountains, one of the most bucolic corners of Transylvania, when the spring blossoms were almost at their peak. There is magic here like nowhere else.
A winter poem: An old water mill from the village of Rîmetea, stands motionless in front of the merciless frosts of January, waiting for the sweet awakening of spring.
Cluj-Napoca is usually packed with people, but once summer rolls around, the city gets a well-deserved break from the usual urban chaos, making it ideal for explorers who want to wander its streets and squares.
Native to the village of Sic, a place where traditions are (vehemently) kept alive, this lady sells embroidered towels in the old town of Cluj-Napoca.
A tasty traditional meal, enjoyed with dear ones, enjoyed high up in the Apuseni Mountains.