View of Bucharest; Romania; 2012

Romania: Christmas Traditions

Location of Romania in Europe
Location of Romania in Europe

 

Theme: European Christmas Holiday  Country: Romania  Languages: Romanian  Unit of Currency: Romanian leu  Locations: Botosani, Bucharest, and villages in the countryside Year: 2011  Bucket list: Visiting my Romanian best mate’s parents

 

Club Vault; Bucharest, Romania; 2011
Club Vault; Bucharest, Romania; 2011

 

DO:  STROLL BUCHAREST AND ENGAGE IN ROMANIAN TRADITIONS

Bucharest:
  • Tasting the unique foods and wines in Romania – Moldavian stew (raw meat, liver, kidneys, heart, pork fat, and smoked sausages fried together) and served with salty sheep cheese
Street Sign; Bucharest, Romania; 2011
Pub Sign; Bucharest, Romania; 2011

 

Romanian Language; Bucharest, Romania; 2011
Romanian Language; Bucharest, Romania; 2011

 

Entering the City; Bucharest, Romania; 2011
Entering the City; Bucharest, Romania; 2011

 

  • Walking around the city at night while looking at the Christmas markets

 

DO:  EXPERIENCE THE COUNTRYSIDE

Romania’s unbeaten paths:
  • Driving around the countryside
The Group; Romania; 2011
The Group; Romania; 2011

 

Farm Land; Romania; 2011
Farm Land; Romania; 2011

 

Adrian's Family; Romania; 2011
Adrian’s Family; Romania; 2011

 

Farm House; Romania; 2011
Farm House; Romania; 2011
Beautiful Landscape; Romania; 2011
Beautiful Landscape; Romania; 2011

 

Posing with Adrian's Mom and her Sister; Romania; 2011
Posing with Adrian’s Mom and her Sister; Romania; 2011

 

Romania Highlights:

1) The capital, Bucharest, is an amazing decorative city! I loved that the “Old Town” had a street celebration, which gave a taste of an European Christmas Market!

2) My best mate Adrian’s family is super sweet. During my visit to each of their houses I was offered liquor on my arrival. One of my favorite drinks was my favorite drinks was Cranberry Whiskey, with real cranberries that Adrian’s aunt grew in her house!

3) The people have been super hospitable and their grins are quite contagious! Christmas is definitely in the air!

4) The never ending mountains are absolutely gorgeous, especially snow capped! After 2 years, I finally touched snow! The northern part of Romania is covered in it! An awesome end to a great visit!

Next stop: Sofia, Bulgaria!

Adrian's Family and I; Romania; 2011
Adrian’s Family and I; Romania; 2011

 

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