Romania

Brasov and the Castles of Bran and Rasnov

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 11 April, 2018 / 2 Comments

Less than three hours driving north of Bucharest, behind the mighty Carpathians, lies the city of Brasov—one of the seven walled citadels the Saxons built in Transylvania when it was under Hungarian rule. Transylvanian Saxons who were of German ethnicity, had the fame of expert craftsmen and tradesmen, so as soon as they settled the…

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A Brief Guide of Sibiu

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 March, 2018 / 7 Comments

Sibiu is a medieval city located in the renowned Romanian region of Transylvania. The city’s historical center which holds most of the interest, lies on the east bank of Cibin river, and is divided into the pastel colored Lower town, and the more strict and upper class, you guessed it, Upper town. Hermannstadt—as Sibiu is…

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Bucharest and its picturesque old town

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 13 February, 2018 / 2 Comments

I was eager to see Bucharest for the first time but on the same time I wasn’t sure what to expect. Romania is not entirely in Balkans, nor is completely a central European country. Historically it was part of the Eastern Bloc but after a certain point it kept its distance from Moscow. All these…

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Hotel Casa Luxembourg Sibiu

Casa Luxembourg in Sibiu

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 9 November, 2017 / 2 Comments

Casa Luxembourg is located at the corner of Piața Mică and the Bridge of Liars in a beautiful historical building This small hotel is full of baroque charm and magnificent views. Two minutes form Sibiu’s large square and the stunning church of Holy Trinity. My Superior double room was so big you could play football…

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