Casa Terezia: The Best Place to Stay in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania

My journeys backpacking through Romania continued as I hit up Brasov. Homestays in Tiraspol, Hostels in Bucharest, swanky hotels in Windsor and an old English Inn in London had been my recent beds for the night on my travels and then I decided to head to Dracula country – Transylvania. I wanted to stay in Read more about Casa Terezia: The Best Place to Stay in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania[…]

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Little Bucharest: The Coolest Hostel in Old Town Bucharest, Romania

I love hostels all over the world and I’m always looking for cool ones with a bit of character and a feel good vibe. You might remember ages ago I wrote a post on 5 things a decent hostel should have and I try and ensure every place I stay on my journey ticks these Read more about Little Bucharest: The Coolest Hostel in Old Town Bucharest, Romania[…]

Backpacking in Romania: Visiting Moldovita Monastery in Bucovina

My backpacking in Romania adventures continued. After a few days in Bucharest I boarded a train heading north to Suceava and onwards to the town of Campulung Moldovenesc where I stayed in the trendy Dor de Bucovina Hostel. I had read all about the Bucovina region and made it a priority to visit the UNESCO Read more about Backpacking in Romania: Visiting Moldovita Monastery in Bucovina[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Romania to Moldova by Train (Bucharest to Chisinau)

My recent return to Eastern Europe saw me venture into some new countries in the former eastern bloc. I started off in Romania this time before heading across the border into Moldova and later Transnistria. Moldova is a part of the former USSR and has been its own country again since 1991. I chose to Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Romania to Moldova by Train (Bucharest to Chisinau)[…]

Staying at the Dor de Bucovina Hostel in Campulung Moldovenesc, Romania

I hadn’t even heard of Campulung Moldovenesc, or Bucovina a week before I headed to Romania, but suddenly I would never forget either place as I arrived with an eager backpack and a working laptop. OK so the laptop broke after 5 days in Romania but my backpack was still as eager for adventure as Read more about Staying at the Dor de Bucovina Hostel in Campulung Moldovenesc, Romania[…]

Backpacking in Romania: Touring the Underground Salt Mine in Cacica

So I’ve visited mines before in Bolivia and New Zealand. I’ve stood on salt flats in Iran and Bolivia , gone underground in Turkey in Kaymakli but all those memories were about to be joined by an exciting and obscure new one. While backpacking in Romania, I ended up visiting an incredible underground salt mine Read more about Backpacking in Romania: Touring the Underground Salt Mine in Cacica[…]

Backpacking in Romania: The Trip from Bucharest to Campulung Moldovenesc by Train

The thing that I love most about travel is the adventure of it all. The fact that everyday when you wake up, you are doing something different. I hate mundane, repetitive routines and my latest trip saw me backpacking in Romania. I flew into the capital city of Bucharest, based myself in the heart of Read more about Backpacking in Romania: The Trip from Bucharest to Campulung Moldovenesc by Train[…]