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hello everybody, I wanna make a trip in Romania at the begining of novembre. I want to choose a location from three possible...

...destinations. i want your advice. I was thinking about Orsova - because i was couple of years ago in summer and i liked it a lot - , Maramures ( i have never been there) and Transfagarasan (i don't know if they close the road in novembre). I live in Iasi and i want to do this trip with someone from Belgium by car. What would it be the best choice in ur opinion? Thank you.

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Servus Corina,

De la Iasi as recomanda sa treci muntii spre Maramures decat sa strabati tara in diagonala pana la Orsova... Transfagarasanul e o oprire de o zi intre Iasi si sud-vestul tarii dar drumul se poate inchide oricand. Eu tocmai sunt acum la Baia Mare si recomand cu multa caldura Maramuresul - sunt atat de multe locuri de colindat ca nu le-as termina nici in 5 concedii...

Daca totusi va hotarati pentru Orsova, neaparat sa vizitati si Cheile Nerei -e o zona superba !!!
Well transfagarasan is definitely closed..but is a definite see during the summer..Have you been to Sibiu..it is beautiful city
Since the Transfagarasan will be closed, it would be wonderful to visit both Orsova - Cheile Nerei - and Maramures.
If there is no time for both take into account yours and your friend prefferences: Orsova and Cheile Nerei is more suitable for active, sportive kind of people while Maramures is recommended more for relaxation and "returning in time to the very old traditions".
Daca vrei sa vezi Transfagarasanul, nu e nici o problema, poti urca pana la Balea Cascada cu masina iar de acolo cu telecabina la Balea Lac. Privelistea este superba si din telecabina. Desi daca ar fi deschis drumul ar fi excelent de traversat complet muntii. Dincolo de tunel peisajele sunt deosebite.
Sibiul, precum spunea cineva mai 'nainte, este un oras superb, poti sta cateva zile si tot nu poti vedea tot ce vrei. (dupa cate stiu eu drumul se inchide dupa 1 octombrie, in noiembrie sigur e inchis)
I don't know much about Orsova but if you start the trip from Iasi what i will recommend is go and show your friend fantastic Bucovina Monasteries, then continue to Borsa and when entering Maramures you are in the real HEAVEN on tghe EARTH!

Don't forget Cimitirul Vesel (The Happy Cemetery) from Sapanta and all those beautiful wooden churches, etc.

After visiting all Maramures it worth to come to Fagaras and pass the
Transfagarasan from where you can see the new Romania perspective from over 2000 meters high! It's fantastic! And if you can stop at one of those beautiful Pastravarii (Trout fish restaurants/cottages) I am sure you friend will be delighted and will want to come back to Romania over and over again, despites the bad roads you will still meet in some lacations.

Have an excellent journey!

Ted Rocafeller, Iasi

PS. More info about this locations you can find on my profile.
IT IS SO GOOD TO HEAR PEOPLE SPEAKING LIKE THAT ABOUT MY COUNTRY IT IS TRUE WE DO HAVE SOME PROBLEMS ... BUT WE LIKE TO SAY THAT " THEY ARE MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAN BAD ONES" A KISS FROM ROMANIA :*
Great answer, I would go for Maramures too... and by the way, Happy Cemetery is actually translated by Marry Cemetery - like in Marry Christmas :) but doesn't matter how is called, do not pass it because is really unique in the world!
OF WHAT I KNOW TRANSFAGARASAN MIGHT BE CLOSED THAT TIME OF YEAR BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER AND SINCE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO ORSOVA I WOULD SUGGEST MARAMURES ... IS GREAT I HAVE ALREADY BEEN THERE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO SEE. OFCOURSE THIS IS MY OPINION ... BUT SINCE YOU ASKED :)
I also think that Maramures would be the best option.
You can enter Romania from Bors, near Oradea. And them you can drive through Maramures, continue through Bucovina (visit the monasteries) and then arrive in Iasi.
This would be the most efficient option.
At this time of the year the best to visit would be either Orsova or Maramures because Transfagarasan will be closed soon. And since you've never been to Maramures, then go there because it's a great place to be and visit.
Good luck
hi!i don't know for sure if transfagarasan is closed in november ...you can try doing transfagarasan on summer time...now u can try Maramures cause it's very beautifull and u have lots to see..so that would be my choice.
i think that you have to experience maramures in the winter time is great the traditions and the people over there are very friendly, and also the view is great
Definitely Maramures! Make the other trips on summer time, is better, safer and nicer view. And in Maramures you can show so many romanian valuable things to your friend, from monasteries to the wooden gates and folk costumes. Don't forget to make your friend try some really strong Tuica... he will proudly talk about this with his friends back home :))
My dear Corina, i think for november the best chose is Maramures, the other 2, as u said Orsova is better on summer time and Trasfagarasan is closed, i think because of the weather...
choose maramures. transfagarasan is sure closed.
Corina o sa iti scriu in roamna, la Orsova e foarte frumos vara sau iaran atunci cand ninge puternic, toman daca ploua e un pic cam gri si deprimant.transfagarasanul din informatiile pe care le am e inchis de la sfarsitul lui spetembrie, dar zona adiacenta fie ca e in muntenia fie ca e in transilvania e foarte frumoasa idiferent de anotimp(sibiu sau vidraru).Cat despre Maramures ce pot sa iti spun mancare buna, locuri frumoase, bautura multa, dar drumurile nu sunt dintre cele mai bune iar in ultima perioada s-a lasat cu impuscaturi in zona (Borsa).Alegerea e numai a ta.
Eu cred ca Maramures este cel mai indicat.

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