Discovering Transylvania

“We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Nay, from what you have told me of your experience already, you know something of what strange things here may be…” I am ashamed to admit that I only started reading…

Things to know about travelling to Romania

Romania doesn’t lie on the typical Europe tourist trail. With 9.3 million visitors a year, it is only the 17th most visited country in Europe & Central Asia (World Bank Tourism; 2015). And the number of Australians visiting Romania in that same time period? Roughly 2,000, making it our 105th most popular holiday destination (Department…

An afternoon in Bucharest

I arrived into Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport from Athens on a dreary, overcast morning. With intentions to head off to Transylvania that afternoon, I didn’t have long up my sleeve to take in Romania’s diverse capital city. After taking the bus from the airport to the Gare de Nord and purchasing my train ticket to…