When people speak of Braşov, Romania and surrounding tourist attractions, they usually think of Rasnov and Bran Castle. As lovely as they are, another fortress in the area should now be on your list of places to visit. Rupea, located at 70 kilometers from Braşov, was restored and is already exceeding expectations in regards to […]
These days Brasov is the host of a special sports event: the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival 2013 which also has competitions taking place in Rasnov and Predeal until February, 22. There are eight disciplines in which young athletes participate: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Short Track, Ski Jumping and Snowboarding.
In cultural news from Romania, a new museum in Brasov was dedicated to scholars; Ion Column, Emil Micu, Tudor Ciortea and Emil Bologa on Friday. The museum complex houses tens of thousands of rare, irreplaceable documents and more.
Sinaia is a mountain resort situated in Prahova Valley, Romania, famous for its tumultuous history, winter sports, outdoor activities and lovely surroundings.
Exchange rates can sometimes turn the best vacation deal into a nightmare. The recent Swiss Franc valuation caught ski vacationers by surprise. When expensive Alps ski resorts get even more expensive, many European skiers just stay home. Fortunately there is another solution. Skiing the Carpathians, Slovenian Alps, Caucasus, and other Eastern European resorts almost always costs half as much.