Sunday, April 27, 2014

Romania in Pictures

Romania is a wonderful mix of the rustic and the ultra-contemporary, the verdant and the gritty. It's a country that doesn't relinquish tradition while also being firmly committed to a vibrant present.

And, yet, I'm always surprised by the number of people who solely know Romania via its association with Dracula. They're missing the dense conifer forests and the winding roads in Transylvania, the charming centuries-old villages of Brasov and Sibiu, the edgy weekly craft market and delicious seasonal food festival in Bucharest.


I've written quite a bit about Romania and have also been interviewed on my travels there. My YouTube video slideshow will give you a glimpse of how I view Romania. If you're so inclined, I'd love it if you could comment and share this video. 

4 comments:

Jane Louise Boursaw said...

I confess that I'm one of those who associate Romania with Dracula. I must get out more! Heading over to check out your YouTube Channel.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Jane, Yeah, it's hard to break the image of Romania linked with Dracula. Too bad because it's a gorgeous, scenic country with loads of forested landscapes and beautiful medieval villages just waiting to be visited.

Alexandra said...

I wish I could visit Romania. My husband and I always travel to Sweden, his country, to see his family, so that is not going to happen anytime soon. Guess I shouldn't complain. Sweden is beautiful, too.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Alexandra, I adore Sweden. There's so much to see there, especially with all those charming isles. Hope you get to Romania, too.