The Sistine Chapel of the Romanians: the Draganescu Church

The Sistine Chapel of the Romanians: the Draganescu Church

The Draganescu Church is said to be Romania’s Sistine Chapel. Just like Michelangelo, our Father Arsenie Boca painted each and every part of this church in a new and surprising way, old traditional figures painted in a surrealist style. The Draganescu church is a small village church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas, and its walls are

How to travel from Bucharest to Istanbul

Another route preferred by travellers is Bucharest to Istanbul. Things have changed a little in this respect and nowadays there is a direct train to there and also buses. There is a catch though if you plan to take the train. The info below is updated today, the 18th of April 2013. Train: there is

The Turda salt mine: the UFO

Turda is a place close to Cluj Napoca, a city in the north-east of Romania. There is a saltmine there, a very old one, started by the Romans. Salt was a luxury commodity back then, and it was then, as it is now, essential for the health and well-being of the people, for conserving food,