UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania

There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania. Six are cultural sites, and two are so-called natural sites. The UNESCO sites named The Wooden Churches of Maramures and the Fortified Churches of Transylvania are made up of multiple sites in several villages.

By |2018-03-12T12:30:54+00:00March 6, 2018|Categories: Europe, Romania, Unesco World Heritage Sites|2 Comments

The Fortified Churches of Transylvania, Romania

The courtyard between the church and the wall at the Prejmer church. Notice the wall has lots of doors. These were apartments, storerooms, workshops, and even a school for the villagers when they were [...]

By |2018-03-06T16:01:56+00:00January 16, 2016|Categories: Europe, Romania, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |6 Comments

National Village Museum, Bucharest, Romania

The interior of one of the wooden churches of the Maramures region that was transplanted to Bucharest. One of the best things about the Viking River Cruises we've taken are the tours organized [...]

By |2018-03-06T16:52:01+00:00January 12, 2016|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Romania|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]

On Tour in Five Countries of Eastern Europe

The Danube River cruise is brought into focus through various personal encounters on tours and home visits in five countries, and on board with the crew.

Down the Danube: a River Cruise through Eastern Europe

Budapest might be the most beautiful river town in the world, and is a great place to start a Danube River Cruise.

The Wooden Churches, Maramures, Romania

The Wooden Church at Plopsis, Romania The history of the wooden churches of Maramures, which dot the villages of north western Romania is an interesting one. The Maramures region is primarily an Orthodox, [...]

By |2018-03-12T12:33:13+00:00November 16, 2015|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Romania, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |10 Comments

The (Second) Biggest Office Building in the World

The Grand Stairway greets you when you enter the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. Actually, metal detectors and a bunch of security guards who are dressed like naval officers greet you, but that's [...]

By |2015-11-05T07:25:03+00:00November 5, 2015|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Romania|Tags: , , |4 Comments