Globe Trotter in Romania - Mulțumesc!

Day 3,076, 11:57 Published in Romania North Korea by Silexu

Ro: De la actualizarea anterioară aproape s-a dublat numărul de voturi. Îmi retrag cuvintele de dezamăgire.

Mulțumesc România!

Ro: Îmi pare rău dacă articolul nu s-a ridicat la nivelul așteptărilor voastre. Spun ăsta pentru că am obținut un număr de voturi destul de mic comparat cu cel din articolul de introducere. Pot pune ăsta ori pe seama faptului că deja am publicat un articol la subiect sau pe faptul că e weekend. Oricum trebuia să mă strădui mai mult.
Seară plăcută!

A. Beauty of Romania

I thought I know my country but I was wrong. I mean I know about all the places you will see in the pictures, but I did not realized how beautiful they can be.
Please follow just the two following links and you will be already amaze😨
22+ Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania
15 Reasons to Visit Romania in 2015!

One image is worth a thousand words.

Bigar Waterfall

Bucegi Mountains

The Transfagarasan, Transylvania

Ceahlau Mountains

Bran Castle - Known as Dracula Castle

Corvin Castle


Rodnei Mountains

Spring Afternoon In The Hills Of Holbav Village

Black Church in the center of Brașov (the town where I live)

Clock Tower in Sighișoara - one of the most beautiful citadels that is inhabited from Europe

Pelicans in Danube Delta

Old town of Bucharest

Peoples Palace - The House of Parliament - Bucharest

Voroneț Monastery

The Merry Cemetery in Săpânța

The Bears cave

Peleș Castle

Beiului Lake - Said to be a place of gathering for mythical girls

Some of Romanian traditional costumes:

Traditional male costume from an area closed to my home town - I wore one when I was a kid

Traditional costumes from Salciua, Alba County, Transilvania

Traditional dance and costumes from Scheii Brașovului

B. Interesting facts about Romania

Did you know? 25 interesting facts about Romania
The 50 Most Interesting Facts About Romania

- The name “Romania” is derived from the word “Romanus” which is an old Latin word meaning “citizens of the Roman Empire”. There is a statue in the Bucharest Old Town dedicated to Romulus, the supposed founder of Rome.
- Romania’s famous Peles Castle, located in Sinaia mountain resort, was the first completely electrified castle in Europe. The electricity was produced by the castle’s own plant.
- The Voronet Monastery, located in northeastern Romania, is also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”. Its frescoes feature an intense shade of blue also known as the “Voronet blue”.
- Timisoara, in western Romania, was the first city in Europe to have electric street-lighting (1889).
- Timisoara was also the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams (1869).
- Romania is home to Europe’s largest population of brown bears. According to a 2014 wild animal census, Romania’s forests are home to some 6,000 bears. That is why, in some mountain areas, you may see bears searching for food through garbage dumpsters - like in my city Brasov.
- Strada Sforii (The Rope Street) in the Central Romanian town of Brasov is said to be the narrowest street in Europe.
- Romanian Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to receive a perfect score of ten in an Olympic competition. She made history in Montreal in 1976.
- Romanian Nicolae Paulescu discovered pancreatine, later named insulin.
- Many famous books used different regions in Romania as the main setting. Dracula by Bram Stoker is one that most people are familiar with and it’s said that Transylvania is home to the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes. Jules Verne and his book “The Castle in the Carpathian’s” also focusses heavily on the Transylvanian regions.
- The Danube to Black Sea canal, obviously connecting the Danube River with the Black Sea, is one of the longest man-made navigational routes. Only the Panama Canal in Central America and the Suez Canal in Egypt are larger.
- In Bucharest you’ll find the second largest building in the world, the Palace of Parliament.
- Romania is home to the most beautiful road in the world, as coined by Top Gear: The Transfăgărăsan Highway.
- Romania was the only communist country in the Warsaw Pact to violently put an end to the country’s communist reign and overthrew the government with force.
- Henri Coanda, a Romanian born engineer, invented the modern jet engine. The country’s largest airport is named after him.
- In Sapanta Peri, Maramures stands the tallest wooden church in the entire world. The church stands at over 85 meters tall and on a clear day can be seen from many kilometers away.

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