Monthly Archives: February 2018

Weekend in rural Maramures – traditions, sightseeing and hiking

Maramures has been recommended to us by both locals and travellers and I have to nod. Maramures is like a different world. Have you ever heard of Merry Cemetery – the happiest cemetery you can probably visit? Or how about ride on a train from last century? Fancy seeing traditional Romanian wedding, funeral or religious sights? Add amazing mountains, where …

Quick trip to winter wonderland – Bucegi Mountains + Peleș Castle in Sinaia (or Brasov) in one day

Hiking in Romanian Mountains in winter for beginners? Yes, please. Romania is a perfect place to travel around for students on a budget like me. This time, we have decided to make a quick trip to the mountains near Brasov. For students studying in Romania, trains are completely for free, so we took advantage of it, decided to sleep on …

Charming, beautiful and cheap Pearl of the Black Sea – Odessa (First time in Ukraine!)

Odessa was supposed to be the highlight and last stop on our week-long trip to Iasi, Chisinau and Tiraspol. Odessa is the biggest city and port on the Black Sea and it’s famous for its 19th century architecture and unique atmosphere. We had high expectations and we were not disappointed. After rainy grey days in Chisinau and Tiraspol, sunny Odessa …

Next stop: Moldova?

After all the bureaucracy we have experienced here in Romania since September, we have found out, that even in November, there are things to do. Card for travelling around Romania for free sounded a little bit more tempting than the rest. I have finally received my railcard on Tuesday, couple days after my friend Anna. What did it mean? We …