The story of Măreasa from Poieni

The story of Măreasa (word derived from “Măria Sa” in Romanian, “Her Holiness” in English, the way the villagers used to call her), the one who owned the Poieni domain in the 19th century, is not entirely unknown by those who used to go in the old times to the camp from the Poiana Ruscă […]

The Herendești mansion

Herendeşti is a village in the vicinity of Lugoj city, located at approximately 65 km from Timişoara (see map). Be very careful if you ever want to go there, not to make the same mistake that we did, completely missing the sign that showed the way towards the village. We arrived in the Victor Vlad […]

A green oasis near Timişoara

Only 19 km away from Timişoara (see map), between the Timiş and Bega rivers, lies a green oasis: the Bazoş Dendrological Park. There are over 800 different species of trees and shrubs planted here, gathered from every corner of the world, this being the reason for which it was declared a monument of nature in […]

The Banloc Castle that awaits to be rediscovered

50 km away from Timişoara (see map), hides the Kárácsonyi Castle of Banloc. Time has stolen its glow, the restoration attempts have destroyed it even further and people have vandalized it so many times that no one can keep track anymore. Not even nature has forgiven it, being hit by a powerful earthquake in 1991. […]

Poieni, the village set in the heart of the mountains

Many of us have memories with the Poieni village due to the summer camps which were organized here. Located in the heart of the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, this place is perfect for hiking and travel guidelines. More so, here you can take refuge from the city fuss. Once you have arrived to Poieni, you can […]

There once was a vinegar factory…

I have far too few memories of the Margina factory chimneys at work. I rather know it from the tales of those who have worked there for so many years. Lately, I have been passing by it not as often as I usually did. Maybe you have too – it stands right at the edge […]