The Bucegi Sphynx

Romanian Orthodox Church. © Sorin Onisor

The Harvesting of the Wheat, Transylvania

The mountains of a land of the fairies. Bucovina. © Sorin Onisor

Fortified church at Biertan. © Sorin Onisor

 
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A one of a kind cemetery : Sapanta, Romania

In Maramures, northern Romania, in a village called Sapanta, there is a famous cemetery. It is famous because it’s creator thought to have a laugh at death. All the epitaphs, starting with the one of it’s creator, treat life and death in a funny way, and they don’t take it seriously at all.  What’s written on the tombs gives you the eerie impression that the dead talk to you, from beyond, and let you know it’s not that bad, and that what happened to them is mainly laughable.

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The famous Romanian tripe soup recipe – in English!

When it comes to Romanian traditional foods, 2 courses are most popular among both Romanians and foreigners: the “sarmale with mamaliga” and the “ciorba de burta” ( tripe soup). And although the tripe soup is considered by many to be the tastiest of the Romanian soups, the travellers don’t really want to try it because of what is inside – of course, if they just try it without knowing what it is, the absolutely love it! Here is a recipe on how to cook it. You may try it at home or not but at least from today on, you will know

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Leave one, take one: the book exchange

During my travelling days  in many hostels have I come across one nice idea: the book exchange, or book swap shelf. The rule is simple and permissive – you leave one, you take one. No matter which type it is, or what language. The advantage is that if you travel for a long time, you can read several good books without having to carry them all at the same time. Plus, if you get the chance of carrying around a thick book, you can even use it as a pillow during the long train or bus trips that are inherent when

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Trends in tourism 2013: War Travelling?

The fresh new year had started, the threat of the end of the world has passed peacefully, so now we have to start thinking of the important thing to plan: where are we going to go this year? Usually, the Japanese are well known as being the avid tourists of the planet. Who is not familiar with the sight of a group of Japanese, interested in everything and taking pictures of anything around them, when travelling? So, if we should take after them and follow their lead in this department, we will certainly spend our vacation among street fights and gun shots, in Syria.

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