Whether you're tracking wild bears, dancing with Gypsies or braving Dracula's lair, you won't set a foot wrong with The Rough Guide to Romania. From the folk customs of Maramure? and painted monasteries of Bucovina to Bucharest's thriving gastronomic scene, Rough Guides' freshly updated seventh edition takes you on a time-travelling trip around this most diverse of destinations. With a section of suggested itineraries, plus detailed maps and gorgeous full-colour photographs throughout, you'll feel inspired to step off the beaten track and really explore Romania's wealth of cultural riches. Our local-expert authors have also peppered The Rough Guide to Romania with anecdotal titbits, hand-picked tips and unparalleled historical background to ensure you squeeze every last drop of potential from your travels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Romania.
World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover Romania with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to explore the discover the great outdoors, wander the streets of Bucharest or visit Dracula country, The Rough Guide to Romania will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Romania: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Bucharest, Cluj, Bran, Sibiu, Brasov, Transylvania and more. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip toRomania. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Bucharest, Cluj, Sibiu, Brasovand many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including vibrant Bucharestand stunning Cluj. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Bucharest, Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania and the Danube Delta's best sights and top experiences. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Romania, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. - Covers: Bucharest, Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania and the Danube Delate About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Release on 2011-06-01 | by Darren (Norm) Longley,Tim Burford
Author: Darren (Norm) Longley,Tim Burford
Pubpsher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Romania is the definitive handbook on one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic and enigmatic countries. The full-colour introduction highlights all the unmissable sights from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvellous Delta wetlands, as well as referencing the country's many unique festivals. Two full-colour sections describe the many outdoor activities on offer - from mountain hikes and skiing, to bear and wolf tracking - as well as the country's extraordinary religious architecture. This comprehensive guide reviews all the top hotel and restaurant options for every taste and budget, and includes informed background on Romania's history, wildlife, literature, music and, of course, Dracula. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Romania, whilst stunning photography makes this your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on earthTM with The Rough Guide to Romania.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest is the ultimate travel guide to this absorbing capital city. It leads you through Bucharest with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the crumbling Old Town to the colossal Palace of Parliament and from the city's pleasant green spaces right out to the northern suburbs. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest also covers the top places to visit outside the city, including Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov and Clejani, a centre for Gypsy music. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Romania, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the whole country, including transport, food, drink, costs, activities, health, safety and tourist information. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Romania. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest is equivalent to 60 printed pages.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania is the ultimate travel guide to this breathtaking part of Romania. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Brasov to Sighisoara and from wildlife-watching in the Carpathians to folk music, festivals and fortified churches. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania covers Prahova valley; Brasov; the Piatra Craiului and Zarnesti; Fagaras; Sighisoara; Sibiu; the Marginimea Sibiului; Alba Iulia; Orastie; Deva; Corvin Castle; Hateg; the Retezat mountains; the Székely Land; Miercurea Ciuc; the Upper Mures valley; Târgu Mures; Cluj; the Apuseni mountains; Northern Transylvania; and Bistrita. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Romania, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the whole country, including transport, food, drink, costs, activities, health, safety and tourist information. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Romania. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania is equivalent to 120 printed pages.
The brand-new Rough Guide to Slovenia is the definitive handbook to one of Europe''s smallest, yet most beguiling nations. The northernmost republic of the former Yugoslavia, straddles central Europe and the Balkans, and is said to be the greenest country on the continent. There''s a wealth of things to see and do. The guide covers the country in all the detail it deserves, with as much attention to the capital Ljubljana''s youthful culture and Baroque and Hapsburg architecture as to the stunning cave network at Postojna, the wilds of the Julian Alps and the charms of the Istrian coastline. There are maps and plans throughout and a full-colour introductory section listing the author''s favourite ''things not to miss''. The contexts section includes informed background on Slovenian history, folklore, music and wildlife.
A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off—through luck, guile and sheer mulishness—any number of rivals, until finally packing up in 1918. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere—indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without the House of Hapsburg. Danubia, Simon Winder's hilarious new book, plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy, royalty, skeletons, jewels, bear-moats, unfortunate marriages and a guinea-pig village. Full of music, piracy, religion and fighting, it is the history of a strange dynasty, and the people they ruled, who spoke many different languages, lived in a vast range of landscapes, believed in rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna. Readers who discovered Simon Winder's storytelling genius and infectious curiosity in Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating tale of the Habsburgs and their world.