Eduard Popescu - Private Guide in Bucharest
I have my own transportation, both sedan and minivan.
Languages: English, French
My name is Eduard Popescu and I am a private guide.I am 44 years old and I live in Bucharest. I graduated from the University of Bucharest – The Faculty of Geology – Geography Faculty and the Institute for Tourism Management training. I hold the Tourism License. I speak some English and French. I can only tell you that I love my work. This is an invitation. An invitation to visit Romania, a NATO member, and recently also a EU member which, unfortunately, is not always seen as it deserves and I personally am very frustrated with it. This is an invitation to meet the Romanians, a people who for 50 years survived the communist terror. A people which is neither better, nor worse than the others, but who, I can assure you, is one of the most hospitable . Let’s make together a tour of Romania and meet its historical provinces: Transylvania, Moldova, Walachia.
The few route proposals which you will find listed are just some suggestions or starting points; you are the one who proposes and suggests, and together with you we shall build a new route, according to your wishes, your spare time, objectives and areas you particularly wish to visit. That is why I dare make some suggestions, give some ideas about what Romania means, as I wish to persuade you to visit it.
Transylvania – mysterious and silent, lasting for centuries, with its gorgeous towns: Sighiºoara – the fortress town, Sibiu – the 2007 European Capital, with its Sex on inheritance, its incomparable fortified fortresses Viscri, Prejmer, Biertan, Saschiz, Malancrav, Crit, Mesendorf, Floreºti, Crit and many others which have been waiting for centuries to be visited.
Maramures – the country beyond the mountains, there where it seems that time has stopped, with its enigmatic wooden churches: Ieud, Botiza, Rozavlea, Poienile Izei, Plopiº, Surdeºti, with the place where death is seen in a different manner: Sapînta Cemetery, with the place where Romanian intellectuals have suffered, with the terror named the Sighet prison, now a touching memorial of the fight against communism, unique location in Eastern Europe.
Moldova – full of history, with its extraordinarily painted churches: Voronet, Moldovita, Humor, Sucevita, Arbore, Pãtrãuti, Probota, with its most spectacular folkloric traditions: egg painting, tailoring, sheepskin coat sewing and embroidering, the traditional ceramics, landscapes which exceed the daily picturesque.
Walachia – the country between the Danube and the mysterious Carpathians, with its famos Peles Castle, the ancient summer residence of Romania’s Royal family, with its mysterious monasteries and churches built in the Romanian traditional style, with the mysterious Snagov Monastery, located on a mysterious island as well, is the place where Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) is said to have been buried.
And last but not least Bucharest, a mixture between past and present , between traditional and modern, with its mysterious historical center, the prince court of Vlad Tepes, with imposing buildings like the Romanian Athenaeum, megalomaniacal buildings like the Parliament Palace, unique outdoor museums like the Village Museum, with places which remind us of the Romanian Revolution – Piata Revolutiei (The Revolution Square) – the building of the Ancient Central Committee of the Communist Party, with parks, lakes, which have nothing to do with the ugly side of the town also known as the hoodz where the boyz are, that of the communist blocks. And, of course, the most original of your meetings shall be your meeting with the Romanian village. Because nowhere in the world will you see cows coming back home every evening at the same hour, happy peasants mowing infinite pastures only because you arrived, the most beautiful hay ricks you have ever seen which look like models on the catwalk, carts and wagons dragged by cows, oxen, horses, donkeys, reideer and stags on the most modern roads of the country, peasants which go to town in their traditional popular costumes, wearing them in the most casual and charming way. If all I have told you was enough to persuade you, then be welcomed in the country named Romania.
And you will not regret it.
Latest Customer's Opinions:
Our tour turned out very informative! I understood that 10 days for such vacation is too little. We took a walk along the Brasov streets, went skiing, looked at monumental buildings of Bucharest, visited the cave of Pestera Ursilor, drifted on catamarans...Next time I will arrive in Romania for complete 2 weeks. I am sure I will return here again.