Do you know that feeling when you forget that you’re volunteering to help to change lives, because it’s changing yours? There is no place you would rather be this summer than Cluj-Napoca, where young people are building a strong community through volunteering and where the nights are young, magical and endless. The city is abounding with volunteering opportunities to choose from, where you can learn new skills, help others and make a lot of friends and opportunities to engage in arts such as theater improvisation, design and handmade crafts that will enhance your imagination, make you step out of your comfort zone and help you find creative solutions to the challenges you'll face. In the place where more tourists arrive in one year than the number of its inhabitants, Cluj-Napoca offers vibrant gothic, byzantine and eclectic architecture, making you feel the city's history through every building and every place you go. Kind and friendly people who will greet you with a "Servus" and a smile. When the night will come, it’s gonna be a challenge for you to pub crawl in all the pubs on the Piezisa street in one night and to find the way to Cetatuia hill to kiss your crush under the starry sky. Your limits will be tested when you will feel the adrenaline at Aventura Park and afterwards you will receive your chill time with a Hookah by your side in Samsara galaxy-themed room. What is a party without palinca? In Cluj you will never miss that.
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Making the world a better place
Cluj-NapocaCluj-Napoca, the unofficial capital of Transylvania and the European Youth Capital in 2015, is the gathering point of volunteers and young people who want to change the world. The city can bewitch you in no time with its baroque architecture, bohemian café society and vibrant nightlife. There are over 100.000 students living here because of the city’s well-known universities and opportunities.
Sic VillageSic is an unique village near Cluj-Napoca. Here you can find the well-known natural reed reservation, considered a "little delta" of Transylvania. It's a protected area where a lot of bird species live. You can cross it from one side to the other on a wooden deck, and its charm will take you away from the buzz of the city, and make you recall the beauty and calm of nature. Marshes, ponds, rushing vegetation and a wooden tower can be found here, making it a unique, pittoresque scenery .You can also find "Muzeul Dansului" in Sic, whose owner wants to promote and keep the history and traditions of the village alive through the museum. You will notice how time seemed to have stopped here, and the place will take you to another period in time.
Hoia Baciu ForestRumored to be haunted for decades, the Hoia Baciu forest is special in the way strange, hard to explain phenomena happen here. Several mysterious occurances have been investigated throughout the years, as it is one of the places around the world where inexplicable events happen. It is considered a "Purgatorium" by some, and the mysteries of the forest didn't cease to surprise: from occurances of UFOs, or forms that resembled UFOs seen in the sky, to ghosts and the uneasy feeling people have when they are in the forest, this place could be the perfect setting for ghost stories around a campfire, if you want to live the real spooky Transylvanian spirit.
Turda Salt MineEveryone who visits the city of Turda has to see the salt mine museum. The settlement is excellently preserved and it will take your breath away with its spectacular sights. You will get the chance to tour different operating rooms and mine galleries which measure more than 100m in depth. Many people come here for the optimal saline concentration in the air, known for its health properties. On the fun side, you can play table tennis, mini golf, pool and many other games, and you can rent a boat and have a trip across the salty water, or enjoy the view from the panoramic wheel.