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Touristic Guide of Romanian Cities: Sibiu

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘the most beautiful city in the country’? Right in the heart of Romania, Sibiu lives up to that cliché in full. It is not only architecturally intriguing, there is a certain feel to it that no other …

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How to swear in Romanian

How to swear in Romanian When setting off on an adventure in a new country, every responsible backpacker should learn a few useful words and phrases in the local language. To help you get around on a daily basis, check out our list of Basic …

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7 Misconceptions about Romania

Many travelers who consider visiting Romania find themselves bombarded with an abundance of misinformation about the country.  Backpackers who have never laid eyes on Romania love to wax poetic about the third-hand rumors that they heard from a “very reliable source.”  Most of this so-called …

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9 Tips to find flats for rent in Cluj

Once again it’s apartment hunting season, the time of the year when people start looking for that perfect flat to rent in Cluj. “Isn’t it a bit too early?” you might ask. “The semester only starts in September!”  Very true, but people start searching for …

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Transylvania International Film Festival 2012

If last week Cluj Napoca was animated by the crowds brought by the city days, starting the 1st of June, another surprise is coming. So, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the fascinating world of TIFF, or the ,,Transilvania International Film Festival”. I …

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Cluj Napoca Days

In 2013 the “Cluj Days” or “Zilele Clujului” will be organized between the 24th-31st of May. The exact schedule will be released soon. For more insights for this event, you can have a look at what happened last year at the “Cluj Days” bellow. 25 …

Basic words for travelers in Romania

Dear hostel guests and travelers, while most people you will encounter in Cluj speak pretty decent English, here’s a list of words and phrases that might come in handy: First words in Romanian: Hello – Buna / Salut Goodbye – La revedere Good morning – …

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Halloween Party

Come one, come all! Transylvania Hostel is proud to invite you to our Annual Halloween Party, 2011 Edition This year’s theme is the ‘Circus Show’. If you’re our guest, future guest, party animal or friend of Transylvania Hostel and you’re in Cluj on the 31st …

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George Enescu International Festival

The summer days have gently turned into autumn and Cluj-Napoca is becoming full of life and colours. With this welcomed change comes the renewed buzzing of student activity and a host of different events, including theatre, music and dance. First up is the International Classical …