The sunny afternoons in November, surprised me in a fairytale place, just 15 kilometers away from the center of Bucharest. Here, history stops time, beauty has another meaning, and autumn colours slowly roll into the multicolored carpet made by the leaves, that contrasts with the walls of the buildings.
The Clay Castle from the Valley of Fairies – A Big Child story, on the foothills of Fagaras Mountains
If you didn’t believe in stories so far and everyone tried to convince you that dreams do not exist, if you had a dream since you were a kid and you hoped someday it will come true, then I recommend you to still have the power to believe in your dreams. They are possible. People who believed in their dream proved it. They proved it so much, that they did not give up to their dream until they saw it accomplished.
The Transfăgărășan, known as DN7C is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania.
It is the second-highest paved road in the country after the Transalpina. The road starts near the village of Bascov, Argeș county and stretches 90 kilometres (56 miles) to the crossroad between DN1 and Sibiu, between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu and Negoiu.
It was built in the early 1970s as a strategic military route, and connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia.
I do not know how you are when you go on a holiday, but even if it’s long or short, I like to eat healthy, to feel at home, and not to have unpleasant experiences with the food I am serving, whether it is Romanian or international cuisine .
If you spend your holidays on the Prahova Valley, Romania and you want to dine in a quiet, friendly, welcoming location and enjoy healthy and tasty dishes, I would love to recommend you ” La Fontanella Restaurant” located in Predeal, on Mihai Săulescu Boulevard no. 111, specially arranged in a rustic setting where you can spend unforgettable moments with your loved ones.
Their very own name tells a story that you need to know, find it from the locals, or simply discover it yourself on the way, climbing the mountains or discovering their beauty.
I did not plan a trip to Bucegi Mountains, although I wanted to see them for some time. Because such a hike is not planned, it is done.
You can’t say that you really knew Romania, unless you reached at least once to Dobrogea Keys – a land full of wind and sunshine, alike. The destination is suitable for a one day trip. The keys are located on the right slope of the Casimcea Valley, in Constanta County, Romania, at about 45 kilometers north-west of the city of Constanta. How do you get there? The reservation is accessible by DN2A national road on the route: Constanţa – Ovidiu – the national road DN22 in the direction of Cogealac. Targuşor village shelters Gura Dobrogei reservation.
I wrote some time ago about the fairytale cuisine that follows us in our travels, but I didn’t try to give a definition of this section, mostly because what makes a journey richer, every time you discover culture, traditions or habits of the place you visit is the taste. If anything made you come back to a place that you have visited and that one specific thing stayed in your heart, then that „something” is definitely related to the particular traditions of the place that will always accompany you.
I traveled to Brașov this winter and I reached the performance to go no more, not less than 4 times to Brașov this year.
Shooting for “Fairytale Traveller” one week was not enough to broadcast all the history of Braşov or to discover all the stories of people in the city with bohemian and narrow streets where each building sends your thoughts to other century
Stories among waters
Starting from Murighiol to Saint George town, travelling through all the channels of the Danube Delta by boat, you feel how time stops for a moment and reconfigures the past. Then, slowly, you add to the past new elements of modernity, offering other view to the wild channels, to the locals and to the ancient traditions. The Danube Delta is a story that should be lived from sunrise, once with the first glimpses of light in the morning, till sunset.