Romania – The land of fairy tales.
It is where little red riding hood lives. You will met her. The witch in snow white, she appears almost daily, and as for vampires, well, luckly you won’t see one, but we’ll makes sure if your traveling with kids, you come very close. Transylvania lives up to your expectations from watching the movies. Transylvania means “The land beyond the forest” and it is. When you visit us on one of our all inclusive tours to Transylvania
Stay at the Village Hotel you will drive through some very remote forests and Gypsy villages and see for yourself. Romania does not know how to market it’s self. It’s like Egyptians saying ” Why would any one want to see a big triangle in the desert?” Transylvania and the rest of Romania has some amazing things to experience and see. You just need to look beyond the stereo type mindset of the country and enjoy it for what it is.
Transylvania – just the name makes you think of a far away place that time has forgotten. Where the main mode of transport is still a horse and cart and entertainment is a bottle of Horinca and some friends.
What can I say, the home of Dracula. No where else on earth can cunger up the feeling of movies you watched as a kid, as you look up at a full moon and hear a dog bark in the distance… or was it a wolf?
Have kids who want to learn to ski? Want to experience a different way of life in a village like the one Santa visits in the movies at the same time as have the slopes to yourself during the day?
There is a lot of myth and legend around the Gypsies of Romania. Outcast by society and blamed for anything wrong within 20kms of where they live. Come and meet them for yourself and make your own opinion.
Maramures up in the northern part of Transylvania – the last remaining peasant culture in Europe. Come and live in it and experience life before credit and no need for a super market – before it goes for ever.
Bucharest gets average reviews in the guide books. That’s because it doesn’t have a sky line. The last remaining ‘undiscovered’ city break in Europe with the best nightlife, the best looking women and no Brits abroad!
Cluj Napoca – Youth capital of Europe. If you like Opera and the theater, lazy days spent sitting in cafes in the sun and party nights, then your in for a treat. Cluj has it all, and is a few hours through Transylvania from the Village Hotel.
The weather in Romania is great. Long hot summers and great snow fall for skiing in the winter. Spring and Autumn can be the best, with perfect temperatures and crystal clear vision. See a month by month review.
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- Cluj Napoca
- Holidays in Romania
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- Gypsies Transylvania
- Weather in Romania
Romanian countryside is like the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales or Derbishire in England, 70 years ago. There are no ‘foot paths’ no ‘Right to Rome’. You just go where you want. Rules and regs have not arrived yet, thank god, or industrial farming. Ceausescu tried that and it didn’t go down to well. He leveled villages and made parts of the south like mid west in America. Lucky for us where we are, he had no interest in the mountain regions except for hunting bears. That’s why most of the villages in the Carpathians are still like there where 50 years ago. Completely self sufficient.
Below is the full HD version of the documentary “Wild Carpathians” with Prince Charles. It is well worth watching if you have not seen it already. Just click on the full screen button on the video in the bottom right hand corner to watch. The quality if very good.
Have a look at this video that shows a guy called Anthony Bourdain who does a show called “No Reservations”. It’s not BBC quality but it gives you a good idea of what to expect, especially up in Maramures. Video is 43 minutes long.