Top 10 Unique Experiences You Can Only Have in Romania

10. The “elixir of youth”

What could personalities like Indira Gandhi, Marlene Dietrich, J.F. Kennedy, Salvador Dali, Charles de Gaulle, Charlie Chaplin and Kirk Douglas possibly have in common? Their face cream made in Romania by the genius doctor Ana Aslan who discovered “the elixir of youth” and called it Gerovital, currently the most famous Romanian brand in the world.

The amazing doctor also founded The Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 1952, the first institution of this kind in the world.

But Ana Aslan is not the only Romanian personality with impressive achievements. Petrache Poenaru invented the first cartridge fountain pen. Mircea Eliade was the first in the world who wrote a comprehensive History of Religions and also a famous fiction writer and philosopher. Nicolae Paulescu discovered the insulin; Carol Davila invented the Davila tincture used for the treatment of cholera and so forth…

And recently the Romanian actor Radu Beligan who turned 97 on last December set the new world record for the oldest active professional theater actor: 77 years of impressive career on the stage. Some say he knows Ana Aslan’s secrets very well.

Salvador Dali used Gerovital

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