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Aerial tramway. Photo by Zoltan Rakottyai on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Marius Iliescu of Romanian Friend about Brasov, Romania. Marius’ tips for the best things to do in Brasov are awesome because he runs a tour company throughout Romania and is reminded of Brasov’s medieval history every time he walks through its Old Town area.

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Fireworks celebration above the city. Photo by Liviu Roman on Unsplash.

Brasov, Romania

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Romania Tourism, a non-profit organization promoting tourism in Romania. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Council Square. Photo by Dan Novac on Unsplash.

Getting around Brasov

The local airport is Brașov-Ghimbav International Airport (GHV), which is about a 20-minute drive from Brasov. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Marius says that there’s no need to rent a car when staying in the Old Town area of Brasov. It is very walkable, and public transportation is a good option. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

If you decide to travel outside the city, renting a car is a smart choice. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Romanian bulz.

Places we talked about on the Brasov, Romania podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Marius Iliescu about Brasov, Romania. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Brasov, Romania
  • Green dots = best things to do in Brasov, Romania
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Brasov, Romania

Who is Marius Iliescu?

Marius Iliescu is the founder of Romanian Friend, a one-stop shop website with travel inspiration, tour ideas, and practical information for those planning to visit Romania. His mission is to make sure people experience the best of his country while supporting responsible, inclusive tourism that helps local communities.

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Going on a hike.

Here are a few articles about what you can do in Brasov:

You can connect with Marius on his website and on social media on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Click here to download our one-page guide of Marius’ tips for Brasov.

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Tampa Mountain. Photo by Maria Teneva on Unsplash.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Fayge with her podcast co-host Mazal.

Listen to the next episode when Fayge Horesh of D Listers of History shares the best things to do in Philadelphia, PA. In this episode, Fayge and I talk about eating a cheesesteak at Jim’s South St., attending the West Philly Porch Fest, and exploring the Rodin Museum. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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