As you know, I was on holidays in Romania for a week. Visiting Romania was one of my dreams since I was a child and heard for the first time about Dracula... It may sound superficial or childish, but the truth is that since then, the words Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania and Carpathians were the most mysterious and evocative words in my own imaginary. Magic places with the most beautiful names I could think of.But before explaining you more in detail my tour, I would like to give you my first impressions about this country. We started our tour in Bucharest and, from the first person we met until the very last one, everybody in this country was amazingly friendly and willing to help.
Everybody speaks english and understands what you said, even if you are trying to read something in romanian (with your own very weird pronunciation ☺), they get to understand what your are saying. It was very easy to talk to the people, find our way and get to know more their culture. Romanians are very happy to help and get to know people interested in their country. There is not massive tourism in most of the country, so they still enjoy talking to foreigners. Which is very pleasant!
Another pleasant surprise was the gastronomy... the food is absolutely amazing! Specailly the pastries are delicious! We have been eating like pigs. Everything is so tasteful that you really have to organize and control your lunch times or you will get fat in a couple of days!
1. Donut Crêpe: I couldn't find out the name of one of the most delicious pastries ever! is a donut with the shape of a crêpe. You can easily eat a freshly baked one almost at any time! We got one filled with vanilla and, the best one, filled with chocolate. Both of them still hot! I think eating this pastry was one of the happiest moment in Romania.
2. Kürtös kalács: delicious pastry originaly from Transylvania. The dough is yeast-raised, flavored with sweet spices, the most common being cinnamon, topped with walnuts or almonds, and sugar.
3. Sweet bread: similar taste to the Kürtos Kalács but more soft and bready.
4. Porc & polenta: two of the most used ingredients in the romanian food.
5. Beans & porc soup in a bread: this was my absolutely favorite dish. There is nothing better than eat a soup inside the best bread ever. In Romania bread tastes always delicious!
6. Sergiana Restaurant (Brasov): a very beautiful restaurant. Decorated with the traditional elements of the region and with the best transylvanian food. A must-go restaurant! (thank you so much, Luminita, for the advice!)
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