Byzantine footprints, narrow mountain passes, medieval cities, wild forests, communist palaces, monuments, and towns steeped in myth.
The western image of Bulgaria and Romania has long been colored by the gray veil with which the communist countries of Eastern Europe were viewed. However, the bright colors they display today are not the result of their integration into the European Union: they were always there.
The traces of the hasty historical synthesis unfold throughout our entire journey. In places like Sofia and Plovdiv, the ancient times of the Roman Empire coexist with mosques, synagogues and churches, as well as communist palaces, museums and monuments. The narrow mountain passes bring us closer to the Thracian tombs and medieval cities like Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria or Brasov and Sibiu in Romania. Transylvania and Bucovina are two mythical regions in which castles, fortified churches, small towns are frozen in time and the spectacularly coloured monasteries among wild forests abound. Finally, we conclude the trip in one of the most interesting capitals in Eastern Europe: Bucharest; its streets, buildings, parks, and vibrancy return us to a bright metropolitan life.