My parents were chalets managers and I spent my childhood with the tourists in the mountains at Poiana Neamţului’s chalet near Avrig. The schools in Bucharest and Sibiu showed me the rigor of mountains’ life and the temptations of the city. At the beginning of the seventies, as a student in Bucharest, at the Faculty of Foreign Trade I was part of the golden generations of Romania’s guides who have actually built the offer of international tourism during the years of tourism’s glory in Romania.
1975-1977 I headed the hotel sector to Timisoara, then I returned to Sibiu managing the tourism agency of the Sibiu County Tourism Office, Sibiu being at the time the turntable of the Romanian international tourism. Since 1981 I have been an influential member of the board. In 1990, in the spring, I engaged myself in the work of reforming tourism, interrupted by a serious traffic accident. Then, I took over the Păltiniş Mountain Society, but disappointed, in 1994, I opened my own private travel agency, a WATA member.
In 2001, at the request of the local university, I have also jointed higher education al Sibiu University as a professor specialist in tourism – leisure and education and communication sciences.
In 2016, with a small number of friends, we obtained for Sibiu the European Gastronomy Region Title for 2019.
Today we met, we will soon see.
You already know that Sibiu / Hermannstadt is a city with a rich medieval heritage, perhaps the largest in Europe. From here its special air, given by a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural history and community and an intense cultural life. A city where it is pleasure to live in.
In fact, we have two cities:
Sibiu, with red brick walls, the former Hermannstadt, a town of Saxon craftsmen and wealthy merchants, was a political center of Transylvania a couple of times;
Sibiu with green walls of forests: Marginimea Sibiului (Sibiu Neighborhood), rich villages of shepherds, traveling on the roads of the transhumance, the main supply and sale market for the Saxons from the city.
Let’s find out …