For this year’s 1st of June (International Children’s Day) we were looking for a new opportunity to spend some quality family time outdoors with our daughter and a camping trip seemed about right. We combined it with exploring some caves in the Apuseni Mountains and with having some friends with us and it turned out to be quite a nice experience.Continue reading
9 nice people, 4 lovely days, 7 amazing caves, a breath-taking view and a great time! This is what happened at the end of June, when we had a long road trip to explore the caves of the Apuseni Mountains of Romania.
Roșia Montană is, starting 2021, as it well deserves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some more than excellent piece of news that we considered was very much worth celebrating so we took a whole week of vacation (actually 10 days) this summer to spend it in and around the village (not to mention, of course, that we have been regular visitors for years now, regardless of the season).Continue reading
In an attempt to spend more time outdoors with our daughter and driven by a personal childhood dream, this summer we spent 3 nights in a remote, yet easy to reach by car, sort of wooden tree cottage, with noting else around, but trees, pastures and all the attractions that nature provides: fresh air, beautiful views, lots of plants, insects and mushrooms to observe and discover.
At a first sight, Roșia Montană is just another typical Transylvanian village. Set at a base of the Apuseni Mountains, with picturesque views and beautiful architecture (but with houses that do suffer from degradation), with a mixture of different nationalities living in it, with traditions and a feeling of time standing still.
According to Lonely Planet, Transylvania is the number one region to visit in 2016, so start packing everyone.