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  • Transluncani, a spectacular road which was built in the mountain

    Steep gradient sign

    The Transluncani is a spectacular road which was built in the mountains and you will find it near the village of Luncanii de Jos, Timiș County. The construction of this road was finished in 2019 and it was built mainly to facilitate the access to the plateau where the locals have their lands. The plateau…

  • The Hungarian city of Gyula

    The Gyula Castle tower.

    The city of Gyula is located in the Eastern part of Hungary, very close to the Romanian border. It’s a popular destination due to the Gyula Castle Bath. The Gyula Castle Next to the Gyula Castle Bath is the Gyula Castle. The construction of this medieval castle was finished in the 16th century. This place…

  • Constanța Seafront

    The Casino in Constanta

    A couple of years ago, we visited the Romanian port city of Constanța which is located on the shores of the Black Sea. This city is about 220 km away from the capital city Bucharest. On our short trip, we visited the the Old Town where the majority of the touristic attractions are located. The…

  • The Bicaz Gorge

    Shops next to the road in Bicaz gorge

    Located within the Cheile Bicazului-Hasmas National Park in Romania lies the breathtaking Bicaz Gorge. Situated amidst the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, this natural marvel is conveniently close to the renowned Red Lake, adding to the allure of the region’s attractions. Carved between towering cliffs alongside the rushing waters of the Bicaz River, the road through Bicaz…

  • The Şopot waterfall in the Poiana Ruscă Mountains

    The Şopot waterfall in the Poiana Rusca mountains.

    The Şopot waterfall is located in the Poiana Poiana Ruscă Mountains, Romania. From Poieni, which is the last village before the waterfall, you’ll have to drive approximately 5 km on a forest road which is not asphalted. Don’t worry, you wont need a 4×4 car in order to get there. Once you will arrived next…

  • Lake Trei Ape In The Semenic Mountains

    Lake Trei Ape near Brebu Nou.

    From the Semenic ski resort, we continued our journey towards Lake Trei Ape which is a larger artificial lake located in the Semenic mountains. The DJ582 road, also known as the TransSemenic road follows the lake after the village of Garana to the outskirts of Brebu Nou. Along the way, you will have plenty of…

  • The Semenic Ski Resort

    Semenic mountain in winter

    The Semenic ski resort is located in the scenic Semenic Mountains, Romania. As a pivotal subunit of the Banat Mountains and part of the southern group of the Western Carpathians, this resort reaches its pinnacle with the majestic Gozna Stone and the towering Semenic peak which has an altitude over 1.400 m. Despite the elevated…

  • At the footsteps of the Parâng Mountains

    In the Parang Mountains

    A couple of years ago I made a short road trip to Hotel Rusu. This hotel is located at the footsteps of the Parâng Mountains, at an altitude of over 1100 meters. If you plan to visit this place then you should know that it’s only 12 km away from the city of Petroșani. Once…

  • The former coal mine in Petrila

    Petrila coal mine

    The former coal mine in Petrila was one of the deepest mine in the entire Jiu valley, it had a depth of approximately 1000 meters. Unfortunately, it was closed back in 2015 after the last ton of coal was brought up from the mine. The closest major city is Petroșani. The Jiu river This photo…

  • Steam Locomotive Museum In Sibiu

    Steam locomotive in Sibiu

    The Steam locomotive museum in Sibiu is located near the main train station. Over there you will find a smaller collection of old steam locomotives which once were used by the CFR. Besides the locomotives, you will have the chance to admire an old steam rotary steam plow and a steam crane as well. Unfortunately you…

  • The Red Lake

    Red Lake

    The Red Lake lies approximately 26 kilometers from the quaint Romanian town of Ghiorgheni. As you embark on your journey to this picturesque destination, be prepared for a drive along winding roads that promise to captivate with their scenic charm. Rest assured, the adventure ahead guarantees breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains that are sure…

  • Mocănița Sovata

    steam locomotive coupling

    Mocănița Sovata is a narrow gauge steam locomotive hauling 3-4 passenger cars. This steam train runs between the city of Sovata and Câmpu Cetății which is a Transylvanian village located 14 km away. The starting point of each journey is from Gara Mică in Sovata. The entire journey to Câmpu Cetății and back usually takes…


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  • Beautiful lake in the heart of Transylvania: Lake Zetea

    Beautiful lake in the heart of Transylvania: Lake Zetea

    The beautiful lake Zetea is located in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. It’s approximately 23 km away from the city of Odorheiu Secuiesc. This large lake is an artificial lake because it was built to prevent flooding in the surrounding areas. Today, if you plan to visit the place, you will notice a small hydroelectric…

  • The Mighty Fagaras Mountains

    The Mighty Fagaras Mountains

    The Fagaras Mountains are a part of the Southern Carpathians range and are located almost in the center of Romania. The Fagaras Mountains are a range of mountains in Romania that span over 70 kilometers in length and rise to a height of 2,544 meters at their highest point. The highest peak is called Moldoveanu.…

  • The Brukenthal Summer Palace In Avrig

    The Brukenthal Summer Palace In Avrig

    After visiting the Clay Castle located in the village of Porumbacu de Sus, my next stop in the Fagaras region before heading back to Sighisoara was in Avrig.   Avrig is a small town located in the southern part of Transylvania, about 30 km away from the city of Sibiu and since I mentioned the Clay…

  • Former Cistercian Monastery In The Village of Carta

    Former Cistercian Monastery In The Village of Carta

    The Carta Monastery or Carta Abbey is another important tourist attraction in Transylvania. Located in the picturesque village of Carta which is about 43 km away from Sibiu and about 73 km away from the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Today among the old ruins, you will find an interesting Evangelical Lutheran church that belongs to…

  • The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

    The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

    I visited Corvin Castle on my way back from the Bison Reservation which is located in a forest very close to the small city of Hațeg. From Hațeg to Hunedoara by car you will make approximately 40 minutes. After you arrive next to the castle, you will find a paid parking lot where you can…

  • The old fortified church in Saschiz

    The old fortified church in Saschiz

    The historic and charming commune of Saschiz is located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania, Romania. This place is surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Saschiz is a perfect destination for anyone…

  • The Old Volcano And The Emerald Lake In Racos

    The Old Volcano And The Emerald Lake In Racos

    About 20 km away from the small city of Rupea you will find the village of Racos which is popular destination because of its captivating natural marvels waiting to be explored. Here, located within close proximity, you’ll encounter an ancient volcanic crater, an enchanting emerald lake, and striking basaltic columns. With their proximity, you can…

  • The Transylvanian city of Sibiu

    The Transylvanian city of Sibiu

    On our way to the medieval city of Sighisoara, we have decided to visit the Transylvanian city of Sibiu since the historical center is not that far from the A1 highway . The photos below were taken a couple of days after Christmas. Almost all the important landmarks can be found within the historic center.…

  • The village of Mălâncrav

    The village of Mălâncrav

    The Transylvanian village of Mălâncrav is located about 25 km away from the city of Sighișoara. You can find two important highlights in this village which are very close to each other. Those two highlights are the Apafi manor and the fortified Evangelical church. The Apafi manor The first important landmark to visit is the…

  • Visiting Sighișoara in the winter

    Visiting Sighișoara in the winter

    After visiting some old fortified churches in the area, like the one form the Transylvanian village of Mălâncrav, on our way back, I’ve decided to capture some photos of the Sighișoara medieval citadel as well. The Clock Tower The starting point of this photo shoot was at the Clock Tower because this buildings is one…


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