A few good reasons…February 22, 2019
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Tour in Romania
I wrap a bunch of garlic around my neck. “I’m visiting Dracula’s land, so I should be well prepared for unexpected incidents” I thought. I jump over the loaded motorcycle and here we go on a colorful journey full of surprises and indescribable beauties. Everything I knew or thought I knew about Romania was abolished on this trip
Twisted roads, fairy-tale villages with wooden houses and smoke coming out of the chimneys. This is a multicolor trip that can satisfy different people with different needs.
Sibiu: One of Romania’s most important cultural centers and fairly characterized one of Europe’s most idyllic landscapes. There are many preserved buildings and the city retains its medieval fortifications and its towers. It is clean, beautiful and exudes an air of nobility.
Transfagarasan: A mountain pass that will satisfy even the most demanding riders. A long uphill ride that lead us through a lush green landscape to the Alpine zone with its wild peaks. The view is incredible and we all face the dilemma, should I enjoy the breathtaking view or the twisted road? Wild beauty that fortunately long last, leaving you satisfied and thinking for another round!
Transalpina: The asphalt here is good. Really good. This helps the driver to either play with the twisted road or admire the scenery and the wild beauty of the dry slope as we drive uphill. Sometimes we do both. Local food and souvenirs in small colorful bazaars are waiting for us at the top of the mountain.
Sighisoara: This is a popular destination because it maintains its fenced-in old town with respect. This is where Vlad Dracula was born. For the bold, a visit in the cemetery behind the church is a must. Garlic is on me!
Soon we find ourselves in the castle of his His Majesty Dracula also known as Bran Castle. The castle functions in nowadays as a museum. “The Land beyond the Forest” aka Transylvania hosts this castle where the imagination is already filled with ghosts. Things are simplier but no less beautiful. If you are claustrophobic there are two ways to get in and out! For the very adventurous of course there is a Horror House very close to the castle! We recommend getting into groups because it has so much fun!
Veliko Tarnovo aka the town of Tsar: Bulgaria’s old, Tsar capital lies on three hills. Monuments, museums, bridges and parks are ful of people who admire landscapes with awe. Tsarevets Fortress is a beautiful castle with excellent views. Ideal for lovers, for photos, especially for shooting from above.
Wear your warm clothes on.Whenever we visit this imposing building, it is almost always cold and windy. We are in Buzludzha an abandoned monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party with its huge mosaics and stunning views.
What? This is it? Time to go? This trip should have lasted a few more days. Stories, colors and fragrances will follow me for the upcoming winder. I promise to come back soon, again with some garlic round my neck! After all, among protection from the evil spirits, it was a great in addition in salads!
The food: Sarmale, Mezuluri, a dish with sausages and cheese, Ciorba cabbage soup and meatballs (supposedly a hangover). Mamaliga or Mamaliga main dish replacing bread. Schnitzel or şniţel is also a popular main plate in restaurants containing meat and cheese, peppers and mushrooms. We’ll let you discover futher dishes yourself!
And if you’re a vegan, definitely try the salata de piper with Romanian colorful peppers, Ciorba soup in its vegan version, roasted vegetables, eggplant salad, roasted mushrooms and many more!