Darius Roby

Darius Roby is a travel writer originally from the United States and is currently based out of Romania. He enjoys exploring the world from an ethnographic, historical, geographical, and culinary point of view. He regularly contributes to Cluj.com and Moldova.org. He is also a member of the American Geographical Society.For other stories regarding travels around Romania and beyond, visit Darius' website at Darius Roby

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A Description of Romanian Winter Traditions

Jan 16, 2019 — Darius Roby

Piatra NeamÈ›
The harsh winters of eastern Romanian region of Moldova certainly pack a punch. Particularly in the city of Piatra NeamÈ›, nestled at the eastern edge of the Carpathian Mountains, winter brings with it over two feet of snow from late November and lasting well into February. Alongside that, there are blood-chilling wind gusts arriving from Siberia that crash into the mountains. Icy streets and muddy roads make traveling all the more perilous. However, the season also brings with it a particular beauty. The evergreen trees on the mountains are covered with snow, hiding hibernating bears. The city is covered with bright lights welcoming the arrival of the Christmas season. Most interestingly, the smell of roasting sausage permeates the air.