Our Go-To Place
Through the years of living in Bucharest, we have often been confronted with the urgent desire to get away from the madness for a weekend, go somewhere during the holidays sans price gouging, or just change the scenery for a bit without having to go through a surpisingly frisky airport security pat down.
Since it is only three hours away, Sibiu (or Hermannstadt to the Germans in the area) has always been our go-to place of choice.
We have made our way there on numerous occasions, enjoying the turning of the leaves as well as the coming of spring. This time we decided we would make a two day trip to our go-to place, that is always the same yet somehow a bit different, before the hustle and bustle of the coming Christmas holiday.
We soon arrived at this amazing German-influenced city, surrounded by mountains on three sides, with Saxon-built fortress’ within reach, that has just as much caracter to offer as any European city. Named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007, Sibiu has something for everyone.
After a sleigh ride in the Astra Village Museum, we made our way to the Christmas market for a perfect cup of Glühwein. As we took in all the lights, smells and sounds of the Christmas carols in the background, we knew we had made the right choice and Sibiu yet again, did not dissappoint.
If you are ever on this side of the world, don’t hesitate, make your way to Sibiu and check it out. Who knows, I just might be there and the first cup of mulled wine is on me!
danielboldea's Album: Hermannstadt - Sibiu, Romania
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