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Romania’s Own Valentine’s Day

Romania has it’s own equivalent of Valentine’s Day celebrated in early spring on February 24th - Dragobete, the name of the local counterpart of Roman God of Love, Cupid or the Greek God, Eros. Dragobete is the protector of love, joy and fertility. He’s Dacian name is believed to come from “trago” – meaning “he”, symbol of fertility, and “pede” – “legs. Today is a day of joy – young people spending it together, of love, young single man and women finding each other (the guys try to catch the girl they like and kiss her).

Ghost Fest 2012 in Râşnov - Chapter I "Return to the Nature"

Ghost Fest 2012 is a complex event to be held on July 13th and July 14th, 2012 at the biathlon field in the city of Râşnov, right at the bottom of the medieval citadel of Râşnov. Ghost Festival is a new concept which offers listeners a mix of folk music, ambiental, post-rock, metal and beyond, a new experience, creating intercultural bridges between various forms of arts and recreational activities in a natural setting, away from the crowded cities.

Inspiring Travel Quotes

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~Saint Augustine

Day Trips from Brasov

Located almost in the center of the country, Brașov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the ski resorts of Poiana Braşov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south) and major tourist attractions like Dracula’s Castle in Bran (29 km southwest), the Royal Palaces in Sinaia (46 km south) and Romania’s best preserved medieval fortress in Râșnov (15 km southwest) among others.

How does one review one of the greatest hostel experiences ever?

Starting with the basics, hostel was exceptionally clean. The beds were a good size, there is plenty of open space in a 6 bed room and I never felt crowded. Lockers are available for each bed. Lockers can easily store a large sized backpack. Bathrooms on each floor with a 3 shower male and separate female shower room. So I never had to wait to use a shower or bathroom. The hostel was well located.

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