Si iata-ne in preajma Craciunului, in perioada cea mai frumoasa a anului, in luna cadourilor, in luna in care lumea freamata de zor si orasul e impodobit cu luminite frumos colorate, in luna in care zambetul e gratis si parca dam atentie mai mare celui de langa noi.
Ce facem in aceasta perioada in Bucuresti, pe langa sarmale, cozonaci, racituri.. ne mai si plimbam, sa mai vedem o piesa de sezon la teatru, un concert bun sau o bere cu prietenii sa mai destindem atmosfera…;)
Pe unde? Pai, avem targul de Craciun si avem spectacole.
The tradition of Christmas carolling has been kept in Romania, where those who travel to the country’s villages get to see the ‘real’ carolling- and we’ll cover that later on. But there are ways to discover traditional Romanian carolling for those who stay in Bucharest too. Starting the first week of December, with a peak before Christmas, and in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, groups of carollers will start touring the neighbourhoods of Bucharest.
The Calusarii dance is a healing and protection ritual – in the countryside they would dance in people’s yards or on the street. The custom is still kept in more traditional Romanian villages, especially in the south of Romania.
There will also be groups of masked people in your neighborhood, and there will also be groups of kids singing a carol or two in front of your door. In the latter case, it is customary to give them some money (RON 1, 5 or 10 for each child, depending on how much you want to spend). You can also give them fruits and cookies, but most of the kids do this to raise money for Christmas presents nowadays, so they will be happier with money.
Examples of colinde with religious subject are “Astăzi s-a născut Hristos” (Today Christ Was Born), “O, ce veste minunată!” (Oh, What Wonderful News!), “Trei păstori” (Three Shepherds), “Trei crai de la rărărit“, “Steaua” (The Star) or “Sus la poarta Raiului” (Up at Heaven’s Gate). The first two ones talk about the Nativity of Jesus. The first one indicates people to pray for Jesus and thank him for being born while the other one informs us how Christ was born and praises Mary. The other ones tell the stories of the Three shepherds, Three Magi and of the Christmas star. The latter one, “Sus la poarta Raiului” is a portrait of the Manger during Jesus’ nativity.
Many folklore musicians covered, re-mastered or did renditions to those songs, some of them being well-known artists such as Maria Tănase. Beyond traditional music, mainstream artists have also involved themselves in Christmas culture. One example is Madrigal choir who covered over 20 carols. Ştefan Hruşcă is another Christmas music alumni who kicks off Christmas nationwide tours in late November yearly. He had also covered hundreds of songs and put them on at least three Christmas albums. Rock & Roll singer-songwriter and actor Ştefan Bănică, Jr. has a now-traditional concert series to honor Christmas, ever since 2002. They are called Împreună de Crăciun / Concert extraordinar de Craciun and take place at Sala Palatului in Bucharest. He also released a Christmas album including top ten smash hit “Doar o dată e Crăciunul” (Christmas Is Only Once)
“I do not know how others are, but I, when I think about my birth place, parental Humulesti house on chimney tower where hermother is bound to end Sfar with motorcycles, carp guts playing with them on the hearth prichiciul humuit, which kept me going when I started gently, which I hid in the oven when we play new boys, the peek-a-boo and other games and toys filled with childish humor and charm, and now if I leap heart with joy! “(Ion Creanga)
All we remember with joy and excitement of the long summer holidays spent at my grandparents, where the games were fun and good will at home.
Why can not we now, after the years to relive those moments?
In Romania there are still villages which retains old customs and traditions, that we who are in town I had the opportunity to see with our eyes or to know all the secrets.
We left to do than to choose the location and how we spend our holidays. We have chosen to learn the mystery of pottery, weaving as women before the loom, as potcoveste a horse, how to make cheese and the list goes on.
Before starting off I would recommend to book a room at one of the pensions of Brasov, and you can consult the offers valid for the weekend chosen.
Moeciu village is situated in the center of the country at the southern tip of the county of Brasov,
between the Bucegi Massif, in Rucar Pass. Part of the unit’s geographic localities Bran. It is situated 30 km from Brasov county town, on Route 73 and includes six villages which merged in 1968: Moeciu Lower Moeciu Lower Key, road cart, Magura and Pestera.
Located just 10km from the famous Bran Castle, Moeciu lure tourists with its mountainous landscapes, with a light spread over gentle hills, over forests, meadows and over.
The enchanting landscape invites to hiking, strong fresh air at home, peace descends like the deep pine forests, the hills full of pens and “Hoda” (grazing during summer houses), and above all a sharp breath is to be found Bucegi.
For those who love outdoor movement can organize walking and hiking in the hills surrounding the Upper Moeciu, or even on routes in Bucegi, Padina and Cave Chalet Gutanu hunting, horse riding travel or leisure.
In winter there are ski slopes or slide and you can organize sleigh rides. You can also organize trips to Poiana Brasov, where there are ski trails designed to higher standards.
You can also arrange trout fishing games (May 15 to September 15), predator fish or hunting (wild boar, bears) in the season.
Tourists have the opportunity to participate in major fairs and festivals in the Bran:
– March – climbing the mountain sheep;
– June 24 – Summer Olympics Sirnea;
– June 29 – measuring milk, choosing the best breeder of animals;
– July 20 – Santilie;
– 25 to 26 July – Summer Fair Moeciu;
– October 25 – Fire of Sumedru;
– October – sheep’ll cry;
A proof that nice Breaza develop agrotourism, Romania, Hotel Valley is gray.
Here you get the 3 star comfort and various treatments.
It is located 100 km away from Bucharest, 15 km from Sinaia, DN1.
From Bucharest: National Road 1, immediately after entering Comarnic follow signs “Breaza” left over the bridge, then at approx. 500m, the second street on the right, “Valley of gray”
From Sinaia: DN1, before exiting the Comarnic follow signs “Breaza” right over the bridge, then at approx. 500m, the second street on the right, “Valley of gray”
5 double bedrooms with individual bathrooms, cable TV, central heating
Living room with fireplace 40 m², possibility to organize banquets, conferences, etc.. for about 35 people maximum
Internet – Access Point for wireless laptop connection
40 sqm + Terrace Grill
Garden of 5000 sqm at the forest edge
Parking in the courtyard (4 cars) + garage
Excellent conditions for the recovery / rest for children and seniors, the climate is mild, away from moisture and heat mountain plain
If these locations are not convinced you can choose others where you can fish or hike, or simply spend
the quiet moments in nature in an orchard where ambient music will be provided by the chirping of birds.
The idea behind this article came to me after I heard about the hotel in the shape of a ping pong paddle in China. If the others can, why not us could?
And I started looking on the Internet hotels ‘odd’ or rather uncommon.
And I first came to mind was the well known Hotel Dracula.
Just do nothing Romania is known worldwide for this name, Dracula. Tell them that foreigners are novel and the next question will be: Dracula?
Located in Bistrita-Nasaud, Piatra Fântânele be reached easily on the European road E58, DN17 (linking Transylvania and Moldova).
“The hotel was built in 1983 (under the communist shape) model ofmedieval castles. The hotel attracts tourists from around the world for both architecture and medieval household and beauty of places, this picturesque Romanian authenticnature, “guide told us the hotel while visiting the museum.
You will also get a surprise, that I will not divulge, because just being in that place, you really feel like Dracula “master” hotel.
140 beds in 3 suites and 62 rooms with two beds
Room facilities: bathroom, telephone, television
Spring, summer and fall trips can be made:
Magura Horse of Bistrita-Wah national highway, where it opens a wide panorama of coverage on Rodna, Suhard, Calimani to and over Giumalau (duration 4-5 hours);
Stone Fantanele rocky, with a beautiful view of the mountains. Access does not have difficulty (2 hours);
Zimbru Hill – belvedere (duration 3-4 hours).
In winter, trails are at your disposal and large land ski babyschi, partly sledges, is organizing and sleigh rides.
Think Cold Ice Hotel
But for those who love winter sports and loves the snow and ice, I thought the only ice hotel in Eastern Europe,
My problem is that the hotel’s shape changes from year to year and can not receive visitors than winter. This year the theme was building “Think Cold Ice Hotel.”
The total area of the hotel building is about 650 square meters. The hotel has ten rooms, an Ice Bar, a Restaurant and an esplanade Ice exhibition of ice sculptures.
A night in the icy rooms cost 99 lei Balea Lac, and go for a double room price to 300 lei to which we add the menu, which still costs 250 lei.
Each room is named after a famous philosopher, Romanian or foreign, and each of them will be exposed to a brief overview of the philosopher whose name it bears room.For Ice Restaurant has prepared a new menu consisting of four dishes, snack and dessert will be served on ice plates, and those who wish to dine in the Ice Restaurant will enjoy a welcome cocktail.
The Complex “Ice Hotel 2010”, will not deprive the Church of ice in past seasons, the church has hosted several religious events, there is also a religious wedding.
Balea Lac search area is especially delight any enthusiast who rides through the mountain landscape and the existing choice of routes that are a real challenge. Lovely ambient environment makes possible the practice of extremely diverse recreational activities. In winter sports on skis (downhill, slalom, background, etc..) Is done on the many nature trails surrounding the lodge.
On the frozen surface of the lake (more than 4 ha.) Frozen bright areas are arranged for hockey, curling and skating.
Nomad Camping in Castle Field
And I added the top hostels camping strange nomadic Castle Field, Mures County.
Accommodation is in traditional Mongolian yurt, and the heating is by wood stoves.Iurtele are designed on the basis of existingexperiments in the way the rest to be healthy and restful. Spend a few days in this camp, and your return to civilization will be recreated mentally and positive energy.
The campsite has a restaurant with traditional dishes, specialties from the kitchen internatonal,
foods cooked in wood oven pizzas and specialties. In the spa to relax in the Jacuzzi hot tub spa, sauna and massage bed with jade stones.
Optional cart rides are horse-drawn sleigh or ski trips or saline in Sovata of mine.
Adult Rate Period
11/01/2010 to 12/23/2010 190 RON
Prices are of type: person / stay
– 2 nights accommodation
– Full board meals
– Unlimited access to the Jacuzzi hot tub, sauna, massage bed with jade stones
I hope I made you curious and going to relax and have fun at one of these holeturi and forget the city stress and daily problems.
Waiting for other suggestions, maybe you know another hotel?