Romania has a long tradition of beer brewing. The process was introduced by the Transylvanian Saxons (German colonists) some centuries ago. You still find many beers with German names, e.g. Bergenbier or Golden Brau.
I tried Romania's "King of Beers" Ursus which has been brewed since 1878 in Cluj-Napoca.
The brewery is nowadays owned by South African Breweries as a part of SABMiller.
Another beer I drank was Ciuc. It is brewed in Miercurea-Ciuc and at present the brewery belongs to Heineken Romania.
I liked both beers, maybe with slight advantages for the Ursus beer.
This is an international music festival, organised by the cultural scene of the city, and sponsored by many important business institutions from the whole Romania.
This famous annual festival in Brasov is a tradition and a pride for the city, and takes place in the centre of the city, in the Council Square.
It began first in the year 1968, and it grows to be a very popular event, during the years.
Many famous singers from the whole world came here, during the years, and demonstrated their art and talent for the public:
Diana Ross, Sheryl Crow, Waldo, Tom Jones, Vaya con Dios, Coolio, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Martin, Kelly Familly, Simple Minds, Cony Frencis, Toto Cotunio, Dalida and many others.
Many important events are there in the middle of the Council Hall Square in Brasov.
The place is a open-air stage, for numerous artists that come here and present their spectacle to the public.
The centre of the city is a good place for these shows.
Many artists from diverse countries and regions come here and entertain the people.
Although Romania joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of January 2007, they don't have the Euro as currency. Romania is planning to join the Eurozone in 2014.
Since the 1st of July 2005 the official Romanian currency is the Leu (Plural: Lei), which is divided into 100 Bani. The ISO code for Lei is RON (Romanian New Lei).
Before this date the curreny was also called Leu, but had four more 0, which means 1 new Lei equals 10.000 old Lei. The ISO code for the old Lei was ROL (Romanian Lei).
You can get your Romanian money with a credit or debit card from cash points or just by exchanging your local money at one of the bureaux de change.
The local architecture in Sinaia is quite appealing, both for squirrels and people. (Don't tell anyone, but this roof is a favorite of mine. I LOVE to slide down the roof. Now, I admit that there is an advantage to my size.... I don't think YOU could do it! heehee) I think that this is a very pretty place. How about you?
I suppose this was the Soviet Union's revenge for the Romanian Army participation in the Stalingrad offensive in 1944
The main street is always full of people. Many shops to buy stuff. CD's are a must. very cheap ones...