Winter this year took a longer time than expected to show its face in the city and at lower altitudes in general in Romania, so it left us no choice but to put our hiking boots on, gather warm clothes in a backpack and head towards the mountains, in search of some proper snow.
Cincșor is a village in the Brașov county, where the Hârtibaciu and the Transylvania plateaus meet. The village has had over the centuries many names, both in Romanian and German (Cincu Mic, Șincșor, Șinchișor or Kleinschenk) all meaning approximately the same = the small inn.
Writings about the existence of the village first appear in a Pope document in the year 1377. But it seems that the area had been inhabited before this time, as archeologist had found a Roman Castro here.
The second day of our trip to Istanbul was for sure the nicest one, with the perfect weather that allowed us to do what got us there in the first place. We woke up quite early and the first ‘WOW’ we said was for the perfect view that our hotel’s terrace offered us.
When visiting Krakow, we took a day to go to Wieliczka (a village close to Krakow), where is one of the oldest and biggest salt mines in Europe. With a length of about 300 km, the mine was built in the 13th century and has actively extracted salt until 2007, being one of the oldest mines still in operation.
There was a music festival in Budapest somewhere at the end of April last year and a great party at the beginning of May in Berlin. There were days and days of thinking which one to chose or how to get to both of them and after struggling to find a solution, after so many nights with no sleep, we finally did it: the Euro Tour in 10 days -> Budapest -> Bratislava -> Prague-> Dresden -> Berlin. The first trip for just the two of us.