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Published : Oct, 2023

Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Cultural Activities | Nature and wildlife
Peles Castle | Turda Salt Mines | Cluj | Mystical Transylvania Museum | Sighișoara | Museum of Ethnography | Black Church | Brasov | Sinaia Monastery | Pelesor Castle | Bussegi Mountains | Sinaia | Bucharest | Bran Castle |
Hear about things to do in Transylvania in Romania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ela Palmer from about this historic and beautiful place that has much more to offer than Dracula stories.

Ela starts this itinerary in Bucharest but immediately hops a train to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain town in the Bussegi Mountains. Sinaia is known for its stunning fall colors and is home to two magnificent castles from the Romanticism movement of the 1800s, Peles Castle and Pelesor Castle. You can explore these castles, enjoy the charming town, and visit the 17th-century Sinaia Monastery.

After Sinaia, you can take a train to Brasov, a city in Transylvania that Ela fell in love with.

Published : Jan, 2023

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Low budget | Cultural Activities | Outdoor Activities
Tunnel of Love | Skiing | Chernobyl | Kyiv | Carpathian Mountains | Chernivtsi University | Arcadia Beach | Odessa catacombs
Home » Travel Guides » Ukraine Travel Guide
Last Updated: January 4, 2023

The colorful and historic architecture in Kyiv, Ukraine in winter
In recent years, Ukraine has evolved into a popular budget travel destination. While it might not have the polish and attractions you find in Western Europe, it more than makes up for that with cheap prices, beautiful landscapes, historic buildings, and sparse crowds.

Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and is actually Europe’s second-largest country, after Russia. Its history includes domination by various countries other than USSR including Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Russia.

Ukraine is home to the deepest metro station in the world, one of the world’s most visited McDonald’s, and some of Europe’s oldest coffee houses. There are seven places here that have been recognized by UNESCO, it has tons of ghost towns here and you can also find the famous Tunnel of Love. While the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia means you’ll want to be careful around the borders with Russia, the country itself is still safe to travel.