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Day trip from Bucharest: What to see on the way to lovely Lovech

The cold outside is making me think about Summer, when we were actually struggling to escape the sun. Like our day trip from Bucharest when we got to discover the wilderness and nature of Northern Bulgaria. In just one day, we explored two incredible caves, admired cool emerald waterfalls, and visited the town of Lovech.  And we also entered Bulgaria twice in the morning. Wait, what?! Just read on and you’ll soon find out.

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Give Some Love To Australia’s Hidden Gems!

Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and with good reason! It’s the sort of place that has just about everything! From gorgeous beaches and exotic landscapes to bustling cities and exciting nightlife. Every year travelers flock down under to sample some of what makes this amazing country so impressive. A well-seasoned traveler has likely seen a lot of Australia’s more famous attractions. But for those who want something off the beaten track, here are a few places in Australia with something a bit different to offer.

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The Travel Bunny got nominated for the Liebster Award

A little while ago, The Travel Bunny got nominated for the Liebster Award, as you probably learned from my facebook page. I have wished to be nominated for the Liebster Award for a very long time, and I find it an honor to be part of this community of new and inspiring bloggers.

Laura, from the Undercover Travel Agent nominated The Travel Bunny for the Liebster Award. Laura is a travel agent and travel blogger from the Chicago Area.  She fell in love with travelling while studying abroad in college, and just couldn’t shake this off. It’s lucky she didn’t, because she’s sharing great travel tips and some awesome vacation deals on her blog!

What is the Liebster Award?

Here I am all excited about being nominated for the Liebster Award and you know nothing about it?! Not to worry, that’s probably because the Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the Internet. It is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers since 2011.

The Liebster Award was created as a way for new bloggers to get discovered, and to connect with the blogging community. Its name comes from German, and it means dearest.

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Three of the Best Road Trips in Europe

If you’re looking to experience the most of Europe, then a road trip that allows for “slow travel” and the freedom to fully explore all a destination has to offer – away from the main tourist sites – is perhaps your best option.

Of course, you’ll want to choose your time wisely, as a road trip in the snow can be quite a different experience to the summer road trip experience. The beauty of a road trip is that once you have found affordable car hire you don’t need to cart luggage around with you or plan things out meticulously, as a car offers much more freedom than any other form of travel.

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Christmas Customs and Traditions in Europe

Christmas customs and traditions in Europe

It’s only the beginning of December, but everywhere in the world preparations for Christmas have already started. The most important avenues in our cities shine under sparkling Christmas lights, the Christmas markets are open, shops are playing Christmas songs, and people are already searching for the perfect Christmas tree to decorate at home. Though we are all celebrating the same holiday, different Christmas customs and traditions in Europe make every celebration special in its own way.

It’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit, so I’m inviting you to join me on a virtual tour to discover the Christmas customs and traditions in Europe!

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Things to do in Timișoara in a Weekend

Before we get to the things to do in Timișoara in a weekend, here’s a bit of a back story. As some of you might know, on 28 November I went for the last time at my office job, in order to get ready for whatever Mathieu’s contract brings our way. (We’ll find out this month, so fingers crossed!)

As the following weekend was a long one for people working in Romania,  he made me choose a place to go on a small holiday, to celebrate my newfound freedom. I looked and looked, and chose Timișoara. But what about Italy? he kept asking. Nope. It’s going to be cold, if we’re going to Italy it should be warm enough to spend a long time outside and not feel sorry for how little we end up visiting in a new place at the end of the weekend.

So we went with Timișoara, to also be in Romania for its centennial anniversary celebrations. And it’s great that we did so, as we ended up with a new favorite destination in Romania! 

Why Timișoara is special to me

Well, maybe I’ll be biased when writing about the things to do in Timișoara in a weekend. This is the town where Mathieu asked me to marry him on the day of our arrival. (Actually, I think in less than half an hour from our arrival in Timișoara!) This is the place where I spent my first days as the future Mrs. Mirela Letailleur. (I love the alliteration!)

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100 Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania – Part II

Thank you all for the very positive feedback on the list of 100 reasons to visit Romania. As promised in my previous blog post, I have returned with the second part of the article:

51. Scărișoara Cave

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Inside Scărișoara Cave

Scărișoara is a glacier cave, located at 1,100 meters above sea level. Tourists can visit the 60-meter-long entrance shaft, the Great Hall, and the Church. Inside the Great Hall, there is the 18-meter-tall ice rock, the remains of an 3,500-year-old glacier, next to a pond called the Pool of Ice. Inside the Church, one can admire the more than 100 ice stalagmites hanging from the ceiling.

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