Tag Archives: Romania

Turda salt mine

13 Jul

While I was home last year, my sister took me to see Turda salt mine telling me I’d be surprised. My first surprise came when seeing so many cars in the parking lot in front of the main entrance and especially so many buses… We are still not that used with tourists poking their noses around 🙂 . Continue reading

Biertan or simply where I come from

26 Jun

I’ve decided to start my posts about Romania, my home country, with a post about Biertan, a small Romanian village in the Sibiu county.

If you google it a little bit you’ll find out that it’s one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania (Birthalm, as the Saxons would call it), that it has been listed among the Unesco World Heritage sites and Continue reading

Dear March or ‘Martisor’

26 Feb

Since 1st of March is just around the corner and this is my first post I’ d like to tell you about Martisor, a holiday celebrated in Romania at the beginning of March. The first day of the month, boys and men offer girls or women this martisor, a token that celebrates the beginning of the spring and that literally means ‘Little March’ or ‘Dear March’. They are little amulets of all shapes and colours, attached to a red and white string, but the most common ones are chimney sweeps, four-leaf clovers or horseshoes. Continue reading

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