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Backpacking in Romania: Top 5 Sights in Bucharest

Backpacking in Romania: Top 5 Sights in Bucharest

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Bucharest is a truly under-rated city to visit, and it took me a while to make it here. Despite visiting Romania’s neighbouring countries a few times, it wasn’t until November 2014 that I arrived in the capital city, Bucharest. It’s …

A Perfect Location for Digital Nomads: Pura Vida Hub in Bucharest, Romania

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Last year I spent just under three weeks in Romania, visiting quite a few locations around the country. It was my first time in Romania and I loved it and was pleasantly surprised by it, as I was with neighbouring …

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 8 Bars in Brasov, Romania

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While backpacking in Romania I jaunted quite a bit around the country as well as my side trip to Moldova and Transnistria. I ended up spending a couple of nights in the town of Brasov, which I loved. Brasov is …

Backpacking in Romania: Visiting Sucevita Monastery in Southern Bucovina

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My backpacking in Romania adventures continued in the north of the country. After a few days in Bucharest at the Little Bucharest Hostel I boarded a train heading north to Suceava and onwards to the town of Campulung Moldovenesc where …

Bloodsucking in Romania: Visiting Bran Castle, Transylvania (AKA Dracula’s Castle)

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Romania is a fantastic bloodsucking destination for any bloodsucker. As a long term nomadic bloodsucker I headed to the bloodsucking heart of Transylvania for an adventure in vampirial culture. Inspired of course by Irish Writer Bram Stoker who rose to …

Thirsty Thursdays: Dracula Blood Beer in Bran, Transylvania, Romania

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A Thirsty Thursdays for you all from Bran in Transylvania, Romania. Dracula country conjures up all sorts of gory images. Vlad Tepes, best known as Dracula is the character who impaled his victims back in the day, before Irish novelist …

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World Borders: How to Get From Romania to Bulgaria (Train from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo)

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Another of my Eastern European world borders series now as I write about my trip from Romania to Bulgaria. Having loved my time in Bucharest, I decided to head south and check out the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo in …

Backpacking in Romania: Touring Marginea Black Ceramics Factory

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Seeing real life hard workers in action on my travels is something I like to do, away from the “Disneyland” experience of touring custom made attractions. Welcome to Southern Bucovina, which to no confusion or intention is in northern Romania. …

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