You might have been used to viewing pictures of Romania. This is what we did in the past. Now, it’s a whole other ball game. Aside from the pictures, there will also be sharing videos…a web series if you will. This web series is focused on showcasing Romania…from bars to restaurants, from attractions to landscapes; the sky is the limit.
When you plan for a vacation you usually check the internet, see pictures and reviews; but what if there were video materials as well? Here, at Finding Romania, we do take every picture, we collaborate with really talented people who give us a different perspective on a location and we do shoot everything ourselves.
Here’s the breakdown. Each video is focused on a specific location. You are the one observing. As if you’re already there. They are filmed in such a way that everything is seen from your perspective.
Season 2, Episode 4, Happy Easter
The time has come ladies and gents. Here is a glimpse of how we get in preparation for Easter. A household tradition. This is what we do every year, together with our loved ones. Getting into the holiday spirit. Finding Romania wishes you Happy Easter!
Season 2, Episode 3, Brasov Christmas Market
It's Christmas Eve in Brasov. And what better way to celebrate than a visit at the Christmas Market. It's the time for celebration, a time when we can be together with our loved ones. Finding Romania wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Season 2, Episode 2, Targu-Jiu, Home of Brancusi
Brancusi belongs to Romania as he belongs to each and every one of us. His native talent gave masterpieces to the world. Some of us, experts or not, consider them to be out of this world. When thinking about great artists, the first that come to mind are Van Gogh for the Dutch and Dali for the Spanish. We, as Romanians, have been blessed with Brancusi which is an immense favor from the Universe.
Season 2, Episode 1, Mocanita Steam Train
Kicking off Season 2 of the Finding Romania Web-Series with the wonderful Mocanita steam train. The last European forestry railway (built in 1932) is still used today for wood transportation. The train was built in Poland in 1949 and it's still used today for tourism purposes. Take a ride through the forest, and travel back in time.
Episode 26, Dracula's Castle, The Bran Castle
“Dracula’s Castle” as it is known worldwide, was first stated in official documents in a letter written in 1377 by the Hungaruan Ludovic I D’Ánjou giving the inhabitans of Brasov the privilege to build the citadel in the place of the old stronghold. Its purpose was for defense and commercial use. Many legends are connected with Bran Castle, one of them saying that the castle belonged to Count Dracula himself.
Episode 25, Arges Court Monastery
Founded in the time of Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 and 1517. Without giving too much away, the building process of this monastery is part of famous Romanian legend “The legend of master Manole”. The legend says that the best fortified churches are built with a human being inside the walls, to better sustain it from falling apart.
Episode 24, Brasov 360 – City Tour
Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211. Its medieval ambiance is present today as it was back in the day, especially in the old Town Hall Square. Here you cand take a peek inside the Black Church – the largest gothic church in Romania, and pass through the narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street.
Episode 23, Merry Cemetery
It’s safe to say that this cemetery is unique. Grave markers celebrate life with beautiful images and gentle wit. This place marks each grave with a lively, beautifully carved wooden cross, painted blue, containing original poems that disclose a little something about life and character; some of the verses are funny other are more whimsical. A one of a kind place in Romania.
Episode 22, Medieval SIghisoara
This city is one of the most beautiful self-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and it was founded in the 12th century by the Transylvanian Saxons. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this town is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. He was also the inspiration for the fictional creation Count Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Episode 21, Poenari Fortress
This is Dracula's real castle, if you will. The fortress is on top of the Cetatuia Mountain, and to reach it you have to climb 1480 stairs; but I guarantee you that it is worth it.
Episode 20, L’autographe Café Pub
This is “L’autographe Café Pub”. A place that defines elegance and style, through its architecture and people, taking you back in time, in another era, kinda like a fairy tale. It’s the place where you feel like a celebrity, even though you’ve never been to Hollywood before. Located in the historical Old Town of Bucharest.
Episode 19, Bucharest Air Show 2016
This past weekend (Juene 30th), we went to witness something truly spectacular. The Bucharest International Air Show, hosted at the Baneasa Airport. We ar very proud of our Romanian Air Force; but we were not the only ones to showcase our amazing skills. We had guests from all over the world. Take a look and see what it was all about.
Episode 18, Our Origins
Nowadays we are used to depend on technology. That’s just the way it is. But what if you could disconnect for a while? What if you could live the way our ancestors used to, in the past? This is a very special project. Our origins. Check it out. If you ever want to experience the simple life, the beautiful nature, the wonderful people, let us know. This is an adventure just waiting to happen.
Episode 17, Bucharest 360 – City Tour
As you might have guessed, Bucharest is the capital of Romania, the largest city in the country, with o population of over 2.3 million. The city is well known for its wide boulevards, amazing belle époque buildings, the People’s Palace (House of Parliament) and the Arc the Triomphe. The city is a mix between old and new, between traditional and modern, blending these elements together in such a way that you might think that this was the plan all along. You’ll see what I mean after watching this episode.
Episode 16, Melody of the Heart (Whistle Making)
This week, we’re going back in time. A time when life was simpler. Did you know that there are parts of the country that still focus solely on traditions? It’s something they want to leave behind. Let’s meet Mr. Patrut and his apprentice as they share their story about whistle making. You can experience this as well; just let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Episode 15, Turda Salt Mine
This week we present to you one of the most beautiful and most unique places in Romania. The Turda Salt Mine is a veritable history museum of salt mining. The excellent state of preservation of mining and machinery used to transport salt, together with the cautious work carried out for preparing the mine to become a tourist attraction. It's like playing a Tomb Raider level.
Episode 14, Snagov Monastery
They say this monastery is the resting place of count Dracula himself. Vlad the Impaler. But no one really knows for sure. Still, it's a beautiful peace of architecture. And a part of history.
Episode 13, Historical Alba Iulia
Two weekends ago, we witnessed something truly special. The Apulum Festival in Alba Iulia; celebrating the old times with demonstrations of roman military soldiers, workshops and battles between Romans and Dacians.
Episode 12, A Traveler’s Story in Bucharest
What happens when you have a plan, but you throw it out the window? Unfold the story of a traveler arriving in a city that’s completely unknown to him. A place that’s not yet touristy – but personal. A city of contrasts – Boehme and vibrant in the same time. A city that has just begun to share its story to the world!
Episode 11, Bucharest Horse Riding Experience
You would think that when visiting a city, you got most of the attractions covered. But that’s not true. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a huge difference. Sure, you might visit the beautiful landmarks that Bucharest has to offer, but what about a relaxing afternoon at a ranch?
Episode 10, The Tulip Symphony in Pitesti City
This past weekend (April 23rd) we were in Pitesti City (120km away from Bucharest) for the 39th annual Tulip Festival. The perfect event and venue to celebrate spring. Flowers in the air, flowers everywhere. And as a bonus, we went somewhere else as well. Check it out.
Episode 9, Picnic in the Village
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than going out for a picnic. And the perfect opportunity to visit the Village Museum in Bucharest. Witness the simpler things in life.
Episode 8, Afternoon in Herastrau Park
What do you normally do on weekends? Let’s think about our kids. Taking them to the Ferris Wheel in Herastrau Park means an afternoon of full relaxation, filled with loads of fun things to do. Parents are welcome as well.
Episode 7, Bucharest 10k Marathon
Supporting others is something we should do more often. It's the people around us that make our life better. This past weekend (April 3rd, 2016) we attended the Bucharest 10k & Family Run, an event promoting the healthy lifestyle. Take a look.
Episode 6, Sky Diving
Last time you have witnessed planes in the air, viewed from the ground. Now, one of our friends had the courage to jump from one. The experience is not something we can put into words.
Episode 5, Above the Clouds
This past weekend, there was an "open for all" day at the Clinceni Aerodrome near Bucharest. Hope you like planes, cause this is what went down.
Episode 4, Grand Boutique Hotel, Bucharest
This time we're gonna take a look at a special place in Bucharest. A hotel that stands out from the rest, mainly because of the building that's housing it. A former private residence from the 1900s.
Episode 3, A Look Back at Untold Festival 2015
It's getting warm outside, which means summer is coming soon. And the extraordinary UNTOLD Festival. Here is a glimpse of Armin van Buuren's set from last year. Are you in the mood yet?
Episode 2, Romanian Railway Museum
This second episode kicks off with a visit to a museum. But this is no ordinary museum; it recognizes our railway history. See how our first trains looked like, the equipment used and a special interview with Mr. Mircea Dorobantu from CFR (Romaian Railways).