Bucharest July 2018

Leaving behind the medieval Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, we returned to modern civilization in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.  It was once known as the “Little Paris of the East” before World War II when the city was filled with Parisien style art nouveau buildings.  Unfortunately, the years of conflict and communist rule destroyed most … Continue reading Bucharest July 2018

Sibiu July 2018

Sibiu is about two and half hours away from Brasov.  Sibiu is one of the most important cultural and historical centers in Transylvania and was designated the European Capital of Culture in 2007.  Of the seven walled citadels built in the 12th century by the German settlers or Transylvanian Saxons, Sibiu was the largest and … Continue reading Sibiu July 2018

Brasov July 2018

Brasov is a crayon colored 13th century town in the center of Romania that for centuries was a key commercial center linking the Ottoman Empire with Western Europe.  It is one of the seven fortified citadels built by the Saxons and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The Saxons settled in Transylvania in order to help … Continue reading Brasov July 2018