Romania is a curious place. Evidence of its EU membership is rarely apparent outside Bucharest; even motorways are thin on the ground. Instead, dual carriageways with liberal sprinklings of potholes snake through small towns and villages, and people sell apples, cheese, honey, brandy and other homegrown/homemade/home-brewed goodies on the roadside. 666 more words
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Curtea de Argeș literally means The Court upon Argeș and refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia.
One of the oldest towns in Wallachia, Curtea de Argeș was the capital of a small local state which was the start for the unification of the lands south of the Carpathians at the beginning of the 13th century. 465 more words