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zeering
Monday 16th of June 2008 05:26:37 AM
Off the Beaten Path: Okay, we know about the Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta and Vama Veche (the place, not the band, lol), the castles and the churches and the public parks and the Carpathian Mountains...

But just today I learned about the Paclele Mici (Little Mud Volcanoes) and Paclele Mari (Big Mud Volcanoes) near Buzau, and the Momarlani people in the Jiu Valley, and the fortresses at Rasnov and Fagaras...which are not generally listed among the "Must See" items you find on most travel sites.

What other "off the beaten path" (or track; can't find a Romanian equivalent for this expression or I would use it) types of places might one expect to discover in roaming outside the conventional roads and by-ways?

The public parks in and around Bucuresti are said to be quite a system for exploring and relaxing, are these all over the country in every city? Are there specific parks that should not be missed?

So much to do, so little time...?


daniela
Monday 16th of June 2008 03:08:38 PM
More \"off the beaten track places\":
Poli?toaca is a beautiful spring with sparkling water and Valea Poli?toac?i is the vallez on both sides of the spring. It is easy to get there because teh road starts in Predeal which is a pupular mountain resort near Brasov.
It is really really worth taking a hike / walk there.

Visit that and tell me how it was


Daniela



Originally posted by zeeringOkay, we know about the Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta and Vama Veche (the place, not the band, lol), the castles and the churches and the public parks and the Carpathian Mountains...

But just today I learned about the Paclele Mici (Little Mud Volcanoes) and Paclele Mari (Big Mud Volcanoes) near Buzau, and the Momarlani people in the Jiu Valley, and the fortresses at Rasnov and Fagaras...which are not generally listed among the \"Must See\" items you find on most travel sites.

What other \"off the beaten path\" (or track; can't find a Romanian equivalent for this expression or I would use it) types of places might one expect to discover in roaming outside the conventional roads and by-ways?

The public parks in and around Bucuresti are said to be quite a system for exploring and relaxing, are these all over the country in every city? Are there specific parks that should not be missed?

So much to do, so little time...?


daniela
Monday 16th of June 2008 03:10:36 PM












Poli?toaca is a beautiful spring with sparkling water and Valea Poli?toac?i is the valley on both sides of the spring. It is easy to get there because the road starts in Predeal which is a pupular mountain resort near Bra?ov.
It is really really worth taking a hike / walk there.

Visit that and tell me how it was


Daniela







Originally posted by zeeringOkay, we know about the Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta and Vama Veche (the place, not the band, lol), the castles and the churches and the public parks and the Carpathian Mountains...

But just today I learned about the Paclele Mici (Little Mud Volcanoes) and Paclele Mari (Big Mud Volcanoes) near Buzau, and the Momarlani people in the Jiu Valley, and the fortresses at Rasnov and Fagaras...which are not generally listed among the \"Must See\" items you find on most travel sites.

What other \"off the beaten path\" (or track; can't find a Romanian equivalent for this expression or I would use it) types of places might one expect to discover in roaming outside the conventional roads and by-ways?

The public parks in and around Bucuresti are said to be quite a system for exploring and relaxing, are these all over the country in every city? Are there specific parks that should not be missed?

So much to do, so little time...?


zeering
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 12:34:37 AM
Originally posted by daniela
Poli?toaca is a beautiful spring with sparkling water and Valea Poli?toac?i is the valley on both sides of the spring. It is easy to get there because the road starts in Predeal which is a pupular mountain resort near Bra?ov.
It is really really worth taking a hike / walk there.

Visit that and tell me how it was


Am adaugat-o la lista mea. :D
(I have added it to my list.)


Avaldi
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 03:51:06 AM
I heard of Bu?teni:

Bu?teni (Romanian pronunciation: /bu?.'ten?/) is a small mountain town in the north of the county Prahova, in the center of Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian.

http://www.orasul-busteni.ro/index_files/slide0001.htm


becky
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 04:52:25 AM
Sadly I haven't visited as many places as I would have liked, but from what I've seen, there's pretty much nowhere you can go in Romania without tripping over something beautiful, quaint, breathtaking or memorable.

A place that fascinates me (although I've not been there yet) is the Merry Cemetery at S?pânta, Maramure?. All the gravestones there are painted and decorated with scenes from the person's life. I've seen it on TV and it looks well worth a visit.

Also, here in Ia?i, is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe, just off a very beautiful park (Copou) in the university district of the town. They have a very beautiful rose garden, although last time I visited was in the height of the summer heat, so I couldn't give it as much attention as it deserved!


anda
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 05:33:09 PM
A place worth visiting is Sinaia, in the Prahova district. It has two castles- Pele? and Peli?or- which used to be the residences of the Romanian kings.
I visited both castles when I was a child but I remember I liked them a lot. And what I really like is the way to those castles. You can only go on foot and you can see the mountains from the terrace of the Pele?.


catalin_ionescu
Friday 20th of June 2008 05:24:11 AM
Other interesting sites to visit: Bra?ov's old city (The Black Church - 1477, St. Nicholas Church - 14th century, The First Romanian School, Bra?ov Citadel Fortress, Sforii Street), Sighi?oara (The Citadel, The Clock Tower, all those medieval houses), Sibiu (The Large Square, The Fortifications)


mike111
Friday 20th of June 2008 07:35:48 PM
catalin, how far away are you from Bram Castle?


catalin_ionescu
Saturday 21st of June 2008 04:23:37 AM
Originally posted by mike111catalin, how far away are you from Bram Castle?

I think 20-25 km.


Lina
Sunday 29th of June 2008 08:53:25 PM
Bun? tuturor,

I think these addresses might be helpful for you planning the trip:)

http://www.ici.ro/romania/ro/turism/index.html
http://www.roturism.com/
http://www.predeal-cazare.ro/
http://www.e-calauza.ro/

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