Romania

5 Locations Which Prove Bucharest Has the Best Urban Ruins

Bucharest Urban Ruins

I love exploring urban ruins. In Berlin I snuck into Spreepark, I jumped the fence into an 800-year-old church in Prizren and I still have the Ghost Tower of Bangkok on my bucket list. When I heard about the Beautiful Decay Tour of Bucharest offered by Interesting Times Bureau, I jumped at the opportunity. Urban Ruins in Bucharest The history of …

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Follow in My Footsteps: Bucharest is The World’s Newest Old Town

Europe's Newest Old Town

In a city filled with historic monuments and landmarks, it’s hard to imagine that Bucharest is the location of the world’s newest Old Town. You’d never guess that those stones were only laid down in 2011 as you stroll down the cobblestone-paved streets. What is now a hip, nightlife-infused hub of Eastern Europe was a derelict and dangerous district of …

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Follow in my Footsteps: Treading Carefully in Bucharest’s Bellu Cemetery

Bellu Cemetery

Graveyards are supposed to be creepy, right? Not in Romania. I’ve yet to to get to the Merry Cemetery in the north, but Bellu Cemetery in the southern part of Bucharest holds plenty of unique and captivating tombstones, crypts, crosses and other memorabilia to keep you occupied for hours. I booked my Bellu Cemetery Darkside Tour with Interesting Times Bureau, a …

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara Center

I didn’t know about Timisoara, Romania until the morning I was leaving Belgrade and deciding where to head next. I am so glad I found it. Transport Timisoara has an international airport, but the flights can be quite expensive. You can get to and from the city by bus or train, both of which are quite cheap. The local trains …

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Living Off the Grid

Cows on Farm

When I went to Romania, I had the chance to stay with the parents of a friend in the town of Resita. While there, I received a tour of the family homestead, a fully self-sustaining farm off the grid. The house has been in the family for generations. Comprised of more than half a dozen large bedrooms, a bathroom and …

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