Transfagarasan Road: Crossing the Alps of Transylvania

  It was so hot that day. At the crossroad, all the cars were turning in the same direction. The shade of the forest was pleasant and the air became breathable again. Then, as we quickly gained altitude, the burning … Continued

Transylvania’s Most Powerful Fortification

A watchman, dressed in an Austrian military costume, holding a bayonet riffle in his right hand, salutes us as we pass through the gate. Old, imposing houses stand on the other side, alleys and signposts lead to museums and monuments … Continued

Tiny Steps in the Apuseni Mountains. Part I

Retracing the steps of the old “mocănița” railway As I was looking through the window of our car I could see the abandoned railway of the “mocănița”, an old type of steam powered train that traveled very slowly between mountains, … Continued

The ruins of the Church on the Hill

A long time ago, the village known today as Gârbova was ruled by a rich nobleman. He had a beautiful daughter. She fell in love with a lad, a poor peasant. The two loved each other very much. She asked … Continued

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