Saint Anne Lake (Romanian: Lacul Sfânta Ana): the only lake in Romania that formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. As a Romanian girl, I found out about Saint Anne Lake at an early age, in my Geography classes, but because as a child I didn’t get to travel too much, I never got to see it, but that changed last year, when I planned to spend Easter in Balvanyos, a resort only 25 km away from the lake. If you’re thinking about visiting it too, here’s what you need to know about it:
Everywhere I look, I see bloggers praising the German Christmas Markets. This year I’ve visited two of them myself (Berlin and Potsdam), but turns out lately Romania has a better alternative: Bucharest Christmas Market. Don’t worry if you never heard of it so far, the truth is that until this year it wasn’t really worth mentioning. Now things have changed, including it’s location, size and number of integrated activities. Now it’s one of the best Christmas Markets in Romania.
Piatra Mare Massif is located south of the Brasov Depression. It’s well known in Romania for it’s many tourist trails, steep slopes and perfect spots for panoramic views. It’s highest peak, also called Piatra Mare, is 1843m. Reaching it is not really a walk in the park, it requires time and effort, but I guarantee that in the end it’s all worthed.
The Seven Ladders Canyon (Romanian: Canionul Sapte Scari) is the perfect destination for all of you adrenaline junkies! Conveniently located near Brasov (Romania), you can hike into the canyon just by taking a one day trip. You may ask where does the name come from. Simple: The hike within the canyon is facilitated by a series of metal stairs and platforms. Initially there were seven stairs, hence the name. After its recent and complete restoration back in 2013, two more stairs were added to the track, but the name didn’t change.
We tend to travel to places that we can easily find or where we can easily get to, ignoring the fact that we can miss so many hidden treasures of the world. For those of you who are ready to get out of their comfort zone and want to see what it really means to be breathless, I have the perfect destination for you, located in Romania – Ochiul Beiului Lake (Romanian: Lacul Ochiul Beiului). This amazing part of the world also has other natural beauties for you, such as Beusnita Waterfall (Cascada Beusnita), The Devil’s Lake (Lacul Dracului) and Bigar Waterfall (Cascada Bigar). Read more