March 21, 2017

Romanian Food: Pork, Beef, Polenta, Sour Cream, and Repeat

Romanian dishes are full of tradition, love, and pork fat (yes!) Ah, Romanian food. Why didn’t I know this before? I enjoy learning about other cuisines and trying to replicate them at home. How Korean of me. Traveling in a […]
March 14, 2017

My Favorite Architecture in Bucharest: Stavropoleos Monastery and Brâncovenesc Style

Stavropoleos Monastery is absolutely beautiful. Stavropoleos Monastery, Mănăstirea Stavropoleos in Romanian, also known as Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stavropoleos). It’s an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest. We saw a nun singing beautifully outside of the monastery before the […]
February 28, 2017
Transylvania

Experience Transylvania Beyond Dracula: Small Villages, Romani Coppersmiths, and Fortified Churches

Dracula is a real person in Transylvania, did you know? Even to someone who doesn’t know much about Romania, the name Transylvania is familiar. Dracula, the Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker, put Transylvania on the global map. The novel […]
January 6, 2017
Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu's bathroom covered in gold

Bucharest’s Newest Attraction: Look Inside of Ceausescu’s Private Life at Palatul Primaverii (Spring Palace)

On Christmas Day in 1989, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad. It’s difficult to understand and sum up the history of a foreign country, especially a complex one like Romania’s. Romania began a […]