10 rea­sons Why you need to book a Week­end Trip To Ro­ma­nia

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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!

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