Silviu-Florin Salomia

Travel photography and travel writing are my passions and I enjoy exploring the world and seeing the beauty and good in everything. I love creating stories and capturing moments, traveling in search for the best light or simply getting to know beautiful people. I have a PhD in Geography and currently work as a professional event photographer in Romania!

Traveling by train in Romania

Traveling by Train in Romania

Romania has one of the most dense and extensive railway networks in the world, although the quality of the system still needs improving. Most of the cities and towns of Romania can be reached by train, with plenty of trains also reaching the countryside areas. The national railway carrier is called CFR (Căile Ferate Române), the company running most of …

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Airports of Romania

International Airports of Romania – Flying to Romania

Visiting Romania can be one of the most fascinating experiences anyone could have. Nevertheless, many travelers have little idea how to get here in the first place. Seeming such a distant and different place is a common misbelief and the truth is that Romania is relatively easy to visit. There are plenty of international airports in Romania to make traveling …

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Sarmizegetusa Regia in Romania – Ancient Capital of the Dacian Kingdom

The wind passes through the tall beech trees, carrying the lost whispers of the ancestors with the leaves that seem to be dancing in a pleasant October morning. Ascending among the gentle ridges of the Orăștie Mountains in Romania, one almost gets the sensation of discovering a secret world. A world filled with stories and legends lost for thousands of …

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Oltet Valley and Polovragi Monastery in Romania

One of the most inciting and charming trips in the county of Gorj of southwestern Romania can be experienced along the idyllic Oltet Valley, north of the Polovragi village. The valley that separates two mountain ranges encloses unbelievable treasures, uniquely beautiful landscapes that remain imprinted into your soul. The Oltet River usually flows peacefully, following an open valley for the …

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Sohodol Gorges in Romania – The Valley of Sohodol in Romania

The Sohodol Gorges are a land apart, a unique space trapped in time that charms and amazes each time; no matter how many times one enters its fascinating universe. And the Sohodol River is quite the capricious: digging for thousands of years through the mountains, it has created a unique and magnificent landscape, entering under the rocks and re-emerging elsewhere …

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Fundatura Ponorului – Hidden Rural World of Romania

There are places where those who enter come out as different people, having left something of their soul in that place and taking a piece of its atmosphere with them forever. Mostly unknown to even Romanian travelers, the country has some corners of heaven hidden deep between the mountains. There, time and space are only relative concepts and one can …

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Visiting Timisoara in Romania

Visiting Timisoara – The Multicultural Destination of Romania

It’s impossible to walk for a few days through the heart of Timișoara and not get your own heart stolen by this amazing city in Romania.  Wandering around the streets of the old fortress among the elegant facades of the palaces or slowly floating along the peaceful Bega River with the majestic cathedral in the background, travelers have to adhere …

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Bucharest Old Town – A journey through the heart of Bucharest

It’s difficult to imagine the former glory of the Bucharest Old Town, hidden beneath all the shiny new storefronts or eaten away by the relentless passing of time. There’s an almost eerie feeling wandering around the lifeless cobblestone streets on a Sunday morning. At times, you can still sense the soul of this eclectic and fascinating area of Bucharest. It’s …

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Tismana Monastery – Most Enchanting Monasteries of Romania

A place enveloped in a fascinating aura at the limit between spirituality and magic… Tismana Monastery evokes myths and legends that deeply resonate inside your soul. The wooded crests of Vâlcan Mountains are divided by the river, forming an enchanting valley that descends from the mountains. A majestic peak overlooks to the east, while the monastery of Tismana itself rises …

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Bigar Waterfall in Romania – The best waterfalls of Romania

Bigar Waterfall, an enchanted place that was brought in the highlight several years ago, when it was voted by a website as the most unique waterfall in the world. Biased or not, this was the starting moment on the road to becoming one of the top travel destinations in Romania. While it might not be the highest, largest or most …

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Parang Mountains – Into the Wild Heart of Romania

Parang Mountains are revealed to the traveler in all their majesty and wilderness without any secrets. They draw you in with their dizzying heights and appear to be floating above the clouds and the wooded hills beneath. Unlike other mountains that need to be discovered through hidden valleys and roads, Parang proudly guards the surrounding area and unveils its barren …

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Victory Avenue in Bucharest – Charming Streets of Romania

Victory Avenue in Bucharest crosses the center of city, offering possibly the most enticing and interesting stroll within the capital of Romania. It has been one of the most important streets in the city, flanked with museums, historical buildings, monuments and lately, with boutique hotels, high end fashion stores and chic cafes. Travelers walking along this marvelous street will get …

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Corvin Castle in Hunedoara – Impressive Stronghold of Romania

Imagine yourself several centuries ago, when life in medieval Romania revolved around the next war or battle on the close horizon. The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara is one of those places that seem to rise from the depth of time, a magnificent link between the old legends and the historical truths. If it was not for the gloomy communist buildings …

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Heroes Path Monumental Complex – Legacy of Constantin Brancusi

A small town in southwestern Romania, Targu Jiu holds one of the greatest cultural treasures of Romania. Of undisputed universal value, the Heroes Path Monumental Complex, created by Constantin Brancusi, is considered among the grand creations of mankind. The father of modern sculpture, Brancusi was born a short distance from Targu Jiu, in a peasant family of Hobita Village. Apart …

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Transalpina Mountain Road – Amazing Drives of Romania

There’s always something special about driving through the high roads in the mountains, and the Carpathians of Romania have plenty of fascinating journeys to offer. Reaching the highest altitude for a road in the country, the Transalpina, also known as the “King’s Road”, truly is one of the most exciting and unforgettable Romania experiences. The Transalpina is among the most …

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