The Transfăgărășan – translation: Romanian mountain pass of beauty and fear

After visiting: Sinaia’s Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov, Rasnov and Sibiu, it was time to take the highway through the Romanian Făgărăș (Fah-gah-rush) Mountains. Being from Canada and from a province that is home to part of the Rocky Mountains, I have driven through the mountains on the Trans-Canada highway many times, which has this: Not so bad. There is also a cement guardrail along the edge of the road…

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Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Lower Town

As I passed under the Council Tower after visiting the Upper Town of Sibiu, I walked towards the Lower Town to Piaţa Mica deeper into the city of Sibiu, my love deepened. When you walk out onto Piaţa Mica  you see more terraces and the Arts House beside the Liars’ Bridge. In the Arts House you can find just that, Romanian arts including hand-painted clay pottery, traditional clothing and decorations…

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Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Upper Town

I have traveled to quite a few cities in Europe, including some of the greatest such as the City of Romance – Paris and the Queen of Cities – Prague, but there is no city that has captured my heart like the city of Sibiu. Sibiu was the European Capital City of Culture in 2007 and after spending a mere ten minutes in the city I could instantly see why.…

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