Two Grand Prizes will be offered to two RRI listeners, consisting of an 8-day trip, full-board, between the 15th and the 30th of September, 2016, to the town of Bistrita, to Piatra Fantanele ('Castel Dracula' Hotel) and Colibita.
Dear friends, we invite you to
participate in a new prize-winning contest here on RRI, entitled "Holidays in
Bistrita-Nasaud". The contest is devoted to Bistrita-Nasaud county in northern
Romania, which has a rich tourist potential and boasts numerous cultural,
historical and natural points of interest.
Between 106-271 AD, most of today's
county of Bistrita - Nasaud was part of the Roman province of Dacia. Proof of
that stand the Romanian castra in Orheiu Bistritei, Ilisua and Livezile. The
town of Bistrita, the current capital town of the county, was first documented
in 1264. In 1409, Sigismund of Luxembourg granted the locals the right to erect
defense walls around the town, and documents of 1440 speak for the first time
of a settlement called Nasaud. Besides a rich history and breathtaking
landscapes, the county has many other tourist attractions.
Among them the
Silversmith's House and the Coopers' Tower, both in Bistrita, the ruins of the
Rodna fortress, the ruins of the Roman Castrum Orheiu Bistritei, Bistrita
Valley and Gorges, the Arboretum in Arcalia, the Evangelical Church, the
Synagogue, the Bistrita-Nasaud County Museum, the Compared Art Museum in
Sangeorz Bai, the memorial houses of poets Andrei Muresanu and George Cosbuc
and of the prose-writer Liviu Rebreanu, the 'Izvorul Tausoarelor' Cave (the
deepest cave in Romania), the 'Grota Zanelor' Cave (Fairies' Cave), many nature
and botanical reserves (including daffodil meadows and muddy volcanoes). Also,
we should not forget about the famous Bram Stoker's Dracula. The bust of the
Irish writer can be seen right in front of the 'Dracula Castle' Hotel, in
Piatra Fantanele, Tihuta Pass, where the winners of our contest will spend two
We invite you to follow RRI's broadcasts,
the website www.rri.ro and our Facebook,
Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn profiles and give correct answers, in writing, to
the contest questions. The contest will end on July 15th 2016,
Two Grand Prizes will be offered to two
RRI listeners, consisting of an 8-day (7-night) trip, full-board, between the
15th and the 30th of September, 2016, to the town of
Bistrita, to Piatra Fantanele ('Castel Dracula' Hotel) and Colibita, on the
shore of the artificial storage lake with the same name.
The sponsors of this contest are the
'Castel Dracula' Hotel in Piatra Fantanele, the 'Coroana de Aur' (Golden Crown)
Hotel in Bistrita and Fishermen's Resort in Colibita. Also, the contest enjoys
the support of the Bistrita-Nasaud County Council, the Bistrita Town Hall, the
Nasaud Orthodox Archpriestship, the Bistrita branch of the Union of Fine
Artists in Romania, the Bistrita - Nasaud County Centre for Culture, the
Compared Art Museum in Sangeorz Bai and the 'Concert Society' Cultural
Foundation in Bistrita.
As usual, the winners will have to
provide for their own international transport to and from Romania, and get a
visa, if applicable.
And now, here are the questions:
-Which is the capital city of Bistrita
- Nasaud county?
-What is the name of the storage lake
on the shores of which the guesthouse that will host the winners of the contest
-The name of whose famous novel and
film character is linked to the name of Bistrita - Nasaud?
Please tell us what prompted you to
participate in the contest and why you are listening to RRI's broadcasts and
following RRI's content online.
Our address is: Radio Romania
International, 60-64 G-ral Berthelot Street, District 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111,
zip code 010165, fax 00.40.21.319.05.62, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your answers by July 15th 2016, mailing date. The
winners of the Grand Prize will be announced soon after that date.