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Triumphal Arch Bucharest

Bucharest was known as ‘Little Paris’ from as early as 1900, but wartime bombings and communism destroyed much of that image. Though, looking for those Parisian vibes, you find them out in the Old Town among architectural jewels of the buildings that imitate that grand style. 

Triumphal Arch comes to confirm that. It is a historical and architectural monument and was built in 1935 to commemorate the reunification of Romania in 1918.

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Cărturești Carusel

Pleasing your eye with its architecture, beautiful white columns and spiral staircases, and 1,000 square m “Cărturești Carusel” a bookstore in the Old Town is the biggest bookstore from Romania. In 2018 it was nominated for the Bookstore of The Year Award.

You can pass by for a quick tour and a cup of coffee or choosing among 10,000 books, handmade arts, and crafts.

Photos by me

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Your Wisdom of living a Happy life

Your Wisdom of living a Happy life

Each of us is looking for “a splash of happiness.” When we do not find it, we feel sad and disappointed, and consider ourselves unlucky and unloved. We blame our partners for we see them responsible for our unhappiness. We blame our parents for not bringing us up as we think they should have done. Even children are blamed for not being what we were not or how we want them to be. We try blaming everything around us. Do those things make us happier? Is it the wisdom of living a happy life?

In my opinion, we do all the blaming because

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

Counting troubles

It is something we are taught to do. To live in fear of lack and blame everything around us, for nothing goes right for us. Yet, right for us is what the ego wants and how it wants it. 

When you love, you do not look for counting troubles. Loving, you see what is good and beautiful in everything. Then, You do not care so much about how our partner looks like, about his car and job. You see nothing that is not love.

You don’t love someone for their looks, their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

– Oscar Wilde

A heart is like a woman

You hear that song, for it comes from your heart.

The heart is like a woman, and the head is like a man, and although man is the head of a woman, the woman is the heart of man, and she turns man’s head because she turns his heart.

― Peter Kreeft

The woman’s heart touches a man’s heart, but a man is equipped with the power of will. That is also turned by a woman’s heart. It is because

When the wife loves her man, she feeds him with willpower.

Luule Viilma

În those couples where the woman hates the man, he becomes weak, without power, and vigor. He takes refuge in drinking, working hard and spending time away from his loved ones as much as possible. 

You can see that kind of man in the couples walking on the streets. The couples where the man keeps a distance from his wife. Or she keeps him so close to her as she is afraid he is going to do something that will make her unhappy. She has to control everything about him, including his breath … In those couples,  the man does everything his wife wants not because he loves her so much. He has had enough arguments with her. Now, he does not find his power of will to leave her or change himself.

Body language

Usually, looking into someone’s eyes you can see if that person is happy or not. Even from distance, you might “read” signs of happiness or unhappiness from someone’s body language.

Luule Viilma also says:

Look at your partner’s back and you can see your feelings. “If his back is straight, powerful, beautiful and exciting, it is because of your love. If the back is bent, weak and sick, this means that his wife does not love him enough.”

He is not happy for you are not happy. If you are not happy he is not happy. It is like a circle and you can break it changing the way you live. You can follow your wisdom. It belongs to your heart and following that you are happy and make happy people around you. Therefore, when you love, you know self-love and love for others.

Loving

Loving others is respecting and loving yourself and the human being you are.  How can you do it? 

Look into eyes and see the beauty eyes reflect. Love everything you look at.

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Loving people is not being in a specific relationship, as being alone is not being unable to love. 

My life taught me that is is not painful to be alone. It is a way you chose to know yourself. It is also a way of listening to the silence of your soul. Doing that you might find that you are the person you should believe in. Moreover, you owe your life to yourself. Should not you live it happy?

I have also been taught to go within to see what I feel. In the beginning, I found a lot of pain, for I was considering myself unworthy and imperfect. My inner child was afraid of making mistakes and looking to make everything perfect for not disappointing parents, relatives or friends. A child who had to learn that he is good and perfect as he is in his perfect imperfection. To understand that everyone makes mistakes for learning to live in this world. Moreover, I developed my defending system that silence is better than talking, and trying to be perfect might make me better than others. 

You truest wisdom

My life lessons have taught me that the wisdom of living happily is not in my external world. It is not in someone or something else. It is not in trying to be perfect, in suppressing ego, anger, and hatred. Understanding them, looking for their roots and following your heart, you can live a happy life.

I have been taught that

  • Everyone is born being worthy
  • Nobody is better or less good than anybody else. 
  • You can stand up for yourself 
  • You can Love yourself 
  • There is beauty everywhere.   
  • Love is all and everything is possible with love.

Following the wisdom of your heart, you can achieve your happiness. You only have to stick to love, for

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

– Charles Dickens

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Romania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In 2011, Leif Pettersen was writing “Romania’s Top 5 World Heritage sites”. The article was published by www.bbc.com in partnership with Lonely Planet. In my previous post about Romania, I was sharing with you 10 Misconceptions about Romania. Today, I decided to share Romania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

So far, UNESCO has inscribed eight sites in Romania on the list of World Heritage Sites. It is a range from natural sites as Danube Delta and the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians to cultural landmarks.

In my opinion, whoever sees any of them at least once in his lifetime will love Romania.

Let virtually visit them:

Cultural Sites (6)

1.Churches of Moldavia  

The region of Moldavia as part of Romania is scattered with painted monasteries. Many of them have been founded by Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) as a gratitude for his victories over the Ottomans. Many monasteries have murals painted on both inside and outside. However, exterior murals have survived even after centuries of exposure to the elements.

There are eight UNESCO protected Churches of Moldavia:

  • Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery in Humor
  • Church of the Annunciation Monastery in Vatra Moldovitei
  • Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist in Arbore 
  • Church of St Nicolas and the catholic of the Monastery in Probota
  • Church of the Holy Rood in Patrauti
  • Church of the Resurrection of the Monastery in Sucevita
  • Church of St George of the Former Monastery in Voronet
  • Church of St George in Suceava

2. Dacian Fortress of the Orăștie Mountains  

This site is filled with mystical and positive energy and mystery. 

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There are six Dacian Fortresses located in Transilvania, in Hunedoara and Alba counties, in a wonderful mountain area. Fortresses were once the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom. People’s bravery from that kingdom made Herodot, the Greek father of history name them “the bravest among the Thracians”.

3. Historic Center of Sighişoara   

The Chinese made copies of different famous cities like Venice, Paris, and Austrian Village. For Transylvania for sure, they have to make a copy of Sighișoara. The spirit of the medieval age is in every stone.

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Sighișoara is a small medieval town with cobbled and narrow streets, well preserved historical buildings, and small squares. It looks like a real fairy tale. 

Visiting Sighișoara, you breathe its history. Therefore, it is difficult not to fall in love with the town. 

4. Monastery of Horezi  

It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 1993, due to its beauty, and cultural significance.

It dates from the end of the 17th century and was founded by Prince of Wallachia Constantin Brancoveanu. It is a beautiful church with extremely well-preserved paintings over the centuries. It is also considered a stunning architectural masterpiece.

5. Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

The villages with fortified Churches in Transylvania are another cultural heritage of Romania. Why fortified churches? Being exposed to invaders who were searching for grains and valuable goods, locals built the churches in the middle of the villages and fortified them. Consequently, they built protective walls and special chambers for hosting a large number of villagers and their goods. 

Beside their beauty, the fortified churches are a way of teaching visitors about the architecture of the 13th-16th centuries. 

The spectacular villages are:

  • Biertan,
  • Viscri (the village where Prince Charles has purchased and restored houses) 
  • Prejmer 
  • Valea Viilor 
  • Câlnic 
  • Dârjiu
  • Saschiz 

6. The Wooden Churches of Maramureş

The county of Maramures is situated in the northern part of Romania. According to Lonely Planet, Maramureş is home to some of Europe’s last peasant villages, strewn among rolling hills and steeped in local customs and history”.

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You can choose to visit the ancient church in Ieud dating from 1364, or one of the tallest wooden structures in Europe, a huge steeple of 72 m of the church in Surdești. Visiting Maramureș, probably you will want to visit the all eight wooden churches that are World Heritage Sites.

  • Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the temple in Bârsana
  • Church of St Nicholas in Budești
  • Church of the Holy Parascheva in Desești
  • Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Ieud
  • Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Plopiș
  • Church of the Holy Parascheva in Poienile Izei
  • Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz
  • Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Șurdești

According to www. telegraph.co.uk “Visiting Maramures is an extraordinary experience, like walking into a fairy tale or stepping back into medieval Europe.” – Sarah Shuckburgh

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7. Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is one of the largest and best-preserved of Europe’s deltas. It is located in Dobrogea, Romania and is Unesco World Heritage and also, Unesco Biosphere Reserve. 

8. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forest of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

This is a shared site and is spanning over 12 European countries. It shows the importance of the beech forest as natural heritage. It is also a legacy of the forest spread across Europe in a few thousand years.

Romania has nine locations where the European beech is protected by Unesco

  • Lotru Mountains
  • Țibleș Mountains
  • Șinca Secular Forest
  • Slătioara Secular Forest
  • Cozia Massif
  • Domogled- Valea Cernei
  • Cheile Nerei-Beușnița
  • Izvoarele Nerei
  • Strimbu Băiuț

Taking a tour of Romania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites you love each of them. Your tour becomes a cultural journey in time in this beautiful country, for all sites are places you Never forget. This is Romania

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