Romania

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A local’s guide to Bucharest: a pizza of a city with something to see in every sector
From a warehouse brewery to a giant bookshop and glorious lakeside parks, Cosmin Cîrîc, manager of the city’s thermal spa, guides us around the Romanian capital

Interview by Stephen Emms

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Move over Cannes: 10 of Europe’s best summer film festivals
The star-studded French fest starts today, but the coming months bring plenty more celebrations of the big screen – in stunning settings

Anna Smith

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Where the wild things are: a trip to Romania’s southern mountains
The reintroduction of bison to the Carpathians is a boon for nature – and local communities – as our writer discovers on a hiking break

Stuart Kenny

04, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It symbolises the end of the year and the new one beginning’: folk dance in Romania
Our series on evocative travel photographs continues with Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi documenting traditional Romanian folk festivals

Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi

25, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Steamy scenes at low prices: Bucharest’s affordable luxury spa
No ordinary spa, the Therme Bucharest is a vast temple offering pools, scented saunas and great-value wellness for all

Rachel Dixon

29, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best things to do in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: a local's guide
The ‘capital’ of Transylvania has a large student population and an arty vibe with excellent clubs and some of Europe’s best-loved electronic music festivals

Claudiu Şulea and Flavia Mocan, interviewed by Jane Dunford

27, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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A vegan yoga retreat in Dracula’s back yard, Romania
In countryside not far from the castle of Vlad the Impaler, an idyllic break offers a gentle route to wellness with five days of yoga and meditation

Jane Dunford

13, Jan, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Five of Europe’s best wildernesses for spotting big beasts
Even on our crowded continent, there are remote regions where you can still spot bears, bison, lynx, wolves and more

Rhiannon Batten

07, Oct, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Transylvania trail: something of the night
The home of Dracula it may be, but the forest of Hoia Bacui and nearby Cluj-Napoca, a Romanian cultural hotspot, are full of life

Mike MacEacheran

29, Oct, 2017 @10:00 AM

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An insider's guide to Bucharest: manele music and pastry-scented metro stops
From radical feminism to songs about student dorms, no pants subway rides to breweries in fancy hotels. Expect the unexpected, as Andreea Campeanu shows us her Bucharest

Andreea Campeanu

15, Feb, 2016 @1:16 PM

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My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all
Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin of a country. But where do they go when they want to get away from it all? Here, well-travelled journalists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes

Afua Hirsch, Lyse Doucet, Ed Vulliamy, Kate Connolly, Peter Beaumont, Emma Graham-Harrison, Helena Smith, Stephen Gibbs, Matilda Temperley

24, Jan, 2016 @2:00 PM

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