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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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