10 reasons Why you need to book a Weekend Trip To Romania
Timisoara, the third largest city in Romania, may not be an obvious weekend destination, but its under-the-radar status means it’s totally authentic and not touristy at all. As well as practically having the city to yourself, you won’t spend a fortune. Plus, no one you know will have been there – check it out before the hipsters move in! Still need convincing? Then read on...
1 It’s BEAUTIFUL
think grand, pastel-hued architecture with crumbling facades that will make all your photos look ace.
2 It’s cheap
you’ll be hard pushed to spend more than £80 in three days – and that’s including eating out, coffee, snacks and museum entry!
3 the Food Is Amazing
whether you’re after hearty meat dishes, delicious vegetarian or vegan food or a plate of incredibly good Vietnamese, timisoara has it all. casa Bunicii, Restaurant Merlot, Biofresh and Little hanoi Bistro all get our seal of approval.
4 there’s great COFFEE…
but you need to search for it! try the cosy Mokum café in the city centre and cute vinyl store Viniloteca, just across the Baga River, for coffee and craft beer.
5 the people ARE super-friendly
if you get lost or are after a restaurant recommendation, most locals will do their very best to help.
6 the weather’s divine!
it’s true that winters in Romania are very cold – but with blue skies and sunshine, so wrap yourself up and get exploring.
7 there’s Art Everywhere
whether you head to the Museum of arts, check out the cool calina gallery or just take in the street art and sculptures around timisoara, there’s plenty to see.
8 It’s only two hours 20 minutes From London…
and flights start at £9.99 return. yes, seriously! there are daily flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol, too.
9 the RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS ARE Impressive
whether or not you’re a believer, pop into the beautiful orthodox cathedral on a sunday – most of the city seems to be there and it’s fascinating to watch the rituals.
10 Four- star hotels have two-star prices
at hotel timisoara, the rooms are simple but large, clean and warm. there’s a pool , sauna and steam room, and a 50-minute massage costs just £30 – the dream!