Exploring Transylvania: Sibiu

There was always something about travelling that intrigued me. Every time I would go to a new place, especially somewhere with so much history I would imagine people from different times walking on the streets that now I am walking on. It is a feeling that I can’t quite explain. If I said nostalgia it wouldn’t really cover the whole picture.

I have been blessed enough to be born in the magical land of Transylvania, which I suppose many of you have heard of. I like to call it the heart of Romania and, of course, my home. It is a place of wonder, where you can find everything from hills to forests to mountains to rivers to breathtaking views. To be honest, when I was little I never really appreciated that I was born here. For me it was just a simple country with ordinary lands. As I got older I got to explore more and more of this incredible part of my country and I fell in love. Everywhere I go is like a portal which is hiding numerous stories, myths and legends. You could even say that Transylvania is our own real life version of a fairy tale. I know that some of you may not agree with me but trust me when I say this, only when you visit this place you’ll fully understand.

Last Friday I went on a short trip with my best friend and a couple of our old classmates from high school. We visited, or should I say revisited one of the most beautiful cities Transylvania has to offer, which is Sibiu. On our way we first stopped at some ruins of a castle which even now gives you a taste of the past. I couldn’t help but imagine how people used to live at that time. This is something I do every time I visit a place like this. I put myself into the shoes of people who lived in that ancient place and create a short story in my mind of how it might have been if I was alive then. It’s a nostalgic and euphoric feeling.

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When we finally arrived in Sibiu, oh boy, I cannot tell you how happy I was. Even with the gloomy weather, inside I was like a kid in a candy shop. It’s probably been my 4th time visiting Sibiu and every time I go it seems like the city gets even more beautiful than it already was. Unfortunately, because of the semi bad weather I didn’t get a chance to take as many pictures of this incredible city as I wanted but I guess there’s always next time :D. We had about 5 hours to explore while praying to God that rain won’t ruin our trip completely. While I was walking on the paved streets, surrounded by old and beautiful buildings, I felt like I was in another century. In spite of having my phone and camera with me at all times, the way which this city made me feel erased traces of the technology for a few minutes. I was no longer living in 21th century, but somewhere far in the past which only my own mind could comprehend.

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Because of these enchanting places I am proud to call Transylvania my home. A land where my roots originate from, a land which can be perceived as a portal to a different time. Let me tell you, the stories you hear about Transylvania are just a small glance. The truth is unveiled when you actually see what it truly has to offer.

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16 thoughts on “Exploring Transylvania: Sibiu

  1. Hello Andreea,
    Came through your post via Facebook group. I just the love the pictures and the weather and the words you used to describe your whole experience, infact i love everything about this post. There is so much to explore in this world, it’s all because of travel bloggers like you we get to see these amazing places. Thank you. Amazing post.

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  2. Loved this, looks like there is so much history in this town. Definitely portal to a different time. I always love visiting historical towns. Will definitely put this on my travel list. Beautiful architecture. Thanks for sharing

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  3. It looks so beautiful there, and I definitely would love to visit there one day. I completely get what you’re saying about “people from different times walking on the streets that now I am walking on.” I always get that feeling too!

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  4. I absolutely think that Sibiu is a must see travel destination in Romania, especially in December when the Christmas Fair is open. The city looks so festive, similar to the ones in Germany – not a Berlin or Nurnberg, but it has the same magical atmosphere.

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  5. I love to travel and I love old places with a history, and just like you I can get trasported and sort of see the parallell world going on in the streets and buildings from times gone by. I would love to visit one day!

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