By Ramona Copil
City breaks are often on the table but what about taking a longer vacation? My verdict: a holiday in these pandemic days is not mission impossible. Moreover, it was easier than you might expect.
Since the lockdown, we’ve overcome the apocalyptic anxiety and taking all the appropriate measures we decided to take a road trip in our beautiful Romania.
Listening to our guts, we wanted to avoid “popular” places like Valea Prahovei or the Romanian seaside, so we went west, ad literal “go west” as they say. And so, one Thursday we escaped Bucharest and went to Drobeta, Orsova and Baile Herculane, Timisoara and up to the north “unde se agata harta-n cui” – where the map is hanging from the pin to Targu Mures and many more. The images are worthing thousands of words, so check them out.
To placate the anxiety… in all the places we stayed, a staff member checked our body temperatures. We didn’t plan the accommodation in advance and each night we still found a nice place to stay. Nothing fancy though, just simple: hot water, private bathroom, good reviews on google, and turistinfo.ro, those were our criteria.
Churches and monasteries were urged to stick to strict health guidelines, museums are open but limiting the number of visitors per room, restaurants, and coffee shops are serving outside or order to go.