Monica's Monasteries tours
Mihai Eminescu Street no. 19 , Suceava, Romania
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Monica's Monasteries tours Suceava Reviews
Monica's Monasteries Tours Mar 21, 2008
Several agencies will arrange monastery tours from Suceava - but staying at Monica's place it was pretty natural to go on her tour. She is an independent tour guide who will take you more or less where you want if you can get three people together - but with the painted monasteries of Southern Bokuvina being the overwhelming attraction of the area she mainly goes out on a tour visiting four of these.
We start of early (nine) in the morning to go to the first monastery since it is a 200k drive during the day. We get into her old car which gives it all a bit of a personal feel instead of getting into a big minibus. If you are too many she will get a minibus to follow you along her own little car.
Driving along the small roads of the country side of this little corner of Romania will take a long time given the huge number of horse carriages on the road. But the timetable is pretty much prepared for the slow traffic so the tour will not seem too rushed.
At the different monasteries Monica will give a bit of info about what you are seeing. For people very well versed in the stories from the Bible this may all seem pretty familiar - but there is a bit of a local twist to the paintings and some local legends will be mixed into the biblical stories. And you will get a bit of these as well.
Lunch stop is at a small restaurant which will serve local specialities of the area. The food is eatable - but unfortunately it does not quite live up to Monica's own cooking skills.
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