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Six of Bucharest’s Coolest Cafes

Even after 42 gloomy years under communism, and enduring the destruction of much of its once monumental architecture, Bucharest retains some of its once renowned elegance. Victory Avenue has preserved some of its palaces, and the restored Lipscani area, which forms the Old Town, is as glamorous as ever. The … Read More

The aerial tramway to Turtle Lake from Vake Park

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part II, Everywhere Else!)

From renaissance villas to isolated islands to a lake accessible by cablecar and a park home to some of the largest statues and monasteries in Europe, we can help you find some of the most scenic and memorable picnic spots, from Rome to Tallinn to Tbilisi. We asked out local … Read More

The Coolest Summer Gardens in Bucharest

There’s no better way to spend your evening during summer than to escape the heat and noise and relax in one of the many beautiful summer gardens in Bucharest, the resurgent capital of Romania. Pick your oasis of calm in the heart of the city! Here is our selection of top summer … Read More

Bran Castle

9 Amazing and Unique Places to Visit in Romania

By guest blogger Kerwin McKenzie, who took part in the #JayWayRomania blogger project in June 2017. My first visit to Romania was in June 2008 and all I did was visit Bucharest for one night. My friend and I took a local bus from the airport into the city and … Read More

Prague Beer Garden

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be … Read More

Dracula in Transylvania: Truth and Legend

Dracula just might be the most famous monster ever created. Bram Stoker’s story has never been out of print since its first publication in 1897. Count Dracula is a big draw for tourists to Romania in general and Bran Castle in Transylvania in particular. The sinister vampire has been portrayed … Read More

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the … Read More

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament

Described by its detractors as a giant Stalinist wedding cake, Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament, also referred to as the People’s Palace, is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.  Architect Anca Petrescu was just 28 years old when she designed this gargantuan edifice on the orders … Read More

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