The Danube’s Canyon and the Iron Gates Natural Park

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Even though the Romanian part of the Danube is most known for the bewitching Delta and its variety of birds, there is also another part of great interest and beauty:  the Iron Gate natural park. There we have a great variety of natural and manmade attractions. At the Iron Gates, the Danube forms a canyon that is 134 km long – considered the longest canyon in Europe – its most important parts being the Great Kazan and the Small Kazan. At the Great Kazan, the Danube flows through a narrow gorge, only 150 meters wide and it has a depth […]

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Depeche Mode was in Bucharest, 2013

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An estimated 50,000 people were present at National Arena in Bucharest for Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Tour concert, which was the second arrival of the band in Romania, after their first concert held in 2006. The show lasted about 2 hours, during which thousands of fans were thrilled and felt the energy of a true legendary band. The first song played was “Welcome to My World“, followed by “Angel” and “Walking in My Shoes“. However, the crowd gone crazy on hits like “Black Celebration“, “Enjoy the Silence” and “Personal Jesus“. In a few words, this concert was one of the greatest […]

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Cismigiu Gardens in Bucharest

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No visit to Bucharest is complete without spending at least an hour walking around Cismigiu Gardens, a park located smack dab in the center of the city. Popular year-round, this park is where Bucharest locals spend their free time on a regular basis meeting with friends, taking a coffee or beer, or even just for a leisurely stroll during pleasant weather. Immaculately maintained, Cismigiu Gardens may appear to be a better fit in a city like Vienna or Paris, but the fact that it is found in the sometimes dirty capital of Bucharest makes it all the more enchanting. The […]

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Explore the Wild Danube Delta

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Bran Castle and Sighisoara may get the bulk of attention from visitors to Romania, but there is one gem that is a must-see on any trip to the country. The delta of the Danube River is found mostly in Romania (with a small portion in Ukraine) and offers a completely different experience from anywhere else in the whole of Europe. In planning a trip, at least three days should be allotted for the Danube Delta, but spending a week or more truly discovering the region is an even better decision for travelers that have time to spare. About the Danube […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Coming to Bucharest

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In what is sure to be the event of the summer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have decided to make 2012 the year of their Bucharest debut. Even after being together for nearly 30 years and hitting countless international destinations, the August 31st date at the National Arena will mark the first time that the band brings their unique blend of rock, funk, hip hop, and metal to the country of Romania. As such, ticket sales for the upcoming event have been literally on fire, with less than 2,000 tickets estimated to remain for the last few weeks before the […]

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Baile Herculane

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When you imagine spa locations for a tourist destination, the immediate ideas that spring to your mind are probably the fabled Turkish hamam baths or the thermal pools of Budapest. The truth is that the country of Romania is packed to the brim with thermal springs and local Romanians have been taking advantage of them for centuries. The only big difference between the more well-known mineral baths in other countries and those found in Romania is the price. If visiting natural thermal springs is on your list of things to do, you might want to think about coming to one […]

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The Transalpina Road, in Romania

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The Transfagarasan Highway may get the lion’s share of visits from driving tourists in Romania due to its winding curves and spectacular sights, but few travelers realize that there is an even higher mountain road just waiting to be explored. Stretching across the Parang Mountains from Novaci to Sebes, National Road 67 has truly earned its nickname of the Transalpina. Also called The King’s Road by Romanian locals in the area, the highway has just recently started to be recognized for the amazing place that it is. History of the Transalpina The true history of the Transalpina is actually up […]

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