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Europe » Romania » Muntii Carpati July 28th 2016

After a good night rest and a good Romanian breakfast it was time again to continue. The motorway ended at Sibiu so now we had to continue on the national roads crossing the Carpathian Mountains. There are 2 options from Sibiu to Bucharest. • The regular road E81, also known as the Olt River Valley • The Transfargarasan My colleagues from Bucharest recommended me to go via the Transfargarasan. According Top Gear this road is the best driving road of the world. It is also forbidden for trucks so you don't need to overtake slow trucks on curvy roads. And the view during the trip is amazing. So all together it is the most spectacular road of Romania. We left Sibiu toward the direction of Brasov. There are no proper descriptions to go to the Transfargarasan, ... read more
Transfargaresan
Transfargaresan
Transfargaresan


Today was all about relaxation. It rained a good part of the day, either light or heavy showers, until after I had a fancy dinner, at which point I didn't really feel like going out. And then there's the bags to pack before heading off again tomorrow. Since I didn't do much today in the way of sightseeing, I thought I'd tell you all about some of the things that you realize - about yourself, the world, etc - when you have to live out of a suitcase for this long. On days when I don't have to get up for a train or a tour that I've already paid for, I make a point of not setting an alarm. If I sleep later than normal, then apparently my body needed the extra sleep. That's one ... read more
My hotel room
Hotel restaurant
Looking forward to some good food!


Gerade habe ich geduscht und mir dabei gedacht: sag doch mal “Hallo” zu Deinem Fuß. Und da habe ich festgestellt, dass er blau-lila-dunkel ist. An den anderen (mir sichtbaren Stellen) ist die Farbe schon ziemlich verschwunden, aber nicht am Fuß. Offenbar haben die Stiefel mich + Fuß vor Schlimmerem bewahrt. Ansonsten war der Tag interessant. Die ganze Nacht immer wieder heftige Regengüsse in Bratislava, aber beim Wegfahren war es nur noch Nieseln, das auch bald aufhörte. Irgendwann konnte ich sogar das Regenzeug ausziehen und es hat den Rest des Tages nicht mehr geregnet. Wir fuhren ein langes Tal aufwärts, das nach ungefähr 40 km plötzlich anfing eine Schlucht zu werden. Dann kam ein riesiger Stausee - den musste man umrunden und dann eine ganze Menge Haarnadelkurven - es ging immer höher, bis 2000 m; dabei sank ... read more
Beim Ausfluß des Stausees. Umweltschutz?????
Unterhalb der Staumauer
Stausee


Lacul Balea lungime 360m adancime 11,35m. Exista 2 cabane, Balea Lac si Paltinu (la care am si stat). Preturile la cazare sunt asemanatoare, aspectul lor si restaurantul la fel. Calitatea mancarii la Paltinul e un pic mai buna (cartofii prajiti nu erau la punga) dar restaurantul e mult mai mic si uneori am mers la Cabana Balea pentru ca nu erau locuri la Paltinul. Se mai poate manca la targul volant de acolo, se vand bunatati traditionale (nu atat de bune) dar si gratar si saorma. Cabana Paltinu-2044m, cazare 230ron/cu mic dejun inclus, am stat 4 nopti. Camera frumoasa si spatioasa, calduroasa ca afara ploua si temperatura in jur de 9-10grade, cu TV plat cu 6 canale si cu balcon ce dadea inspre munte (in cazul nostru), erau si spre lac. Cabana are 3 stele pe ... read more
Vedere de sus


Duminica, 26.08.2012, am ajuns si pe Transfagarasan, parcurgandu-l de la Sibiu spre Curtea de Arges. E frumos, fara sa fie unic. Mi-am propus un weekend la cabana Balea, par a se putea face cateva trasee interesante. Foarte aglomerat din pacate, cel putin in weekend... read more


O sosea frumoasa, care iti pune masina la incercare. din pacate doar zona Ranca e cu adevarat pitoreasca. De mentionat si trovantii de la Costesti, un fund de mare aflat acum la 500 de metri pe care au ramas niste bolovani uriasi... read more
Trovanti


Arieseni, o zona de munte cu Ghetarul de la Scarisoara pe care daca nu il protejam o sa ramanem fara el, cu Groapa de la Ruginoasa un fenomen carstic renumit, cu pestera Ursilor unde au mai ramas niste ramasite amarate ale unui urs plapand. O destinatie turistica de munte cu multe trasee. Am ajuns si aici si am stat la Hanul cu noroc. mie mi-a placut hanul, o vedere superba, peisajul la geam, te trezeai dimineata cu muntele la picioarele tale. aici am ajuns pe la 2 noaptea si ne-a asteptat gazda cu un platou rece si bineinteles tuiculita din zona. obositi cum eram a trebuit sa gustam. seara am avut si gratar si chiar program muzical. Chiar il recomandam!... read more


Ramet Monastery is placed by the Geoagiu Valley , in the mountains of Trascau, about 20 kms away from Teius, a town in the district of Alba. The landscape surrouding it is of outstanding beauty. The monastery is important for the Romanian history and culture. The first people to mention its old age are some of the 20 th century: Nicolae Iorga, Stefan Metes, Virgil Vataseanu. They placed its beginning in the 15 th Century, as it comes out from the inscription stone above the entrance door of the church. More recent researches made use of some special techniques and discovered an inscription written on the second layer of painting which mentions the year 1377. The same inscription bears the name of painter Mihu from Crisu Alb, and what is more important, that of Archbishop Ghelasie. ... read more
Old house near Ramet Monastery
OLD Ramet Monastery
Ramet Monastery


The Trascău Mountains are located in the Apuseni mountain range of the Western Carpathian Mountains, in Romania. The Trascău Mountains are crossed by picturesque Arieş River valley. The highest elevation in the massif is Dâmbău Peak, at 1,369 m. Peaks Dâmbău, 1,369 m Vârful Ugerului, 1,285 m Ardaşcheia, 1,250 m Vârful Piatra Ceţii, 1,233 m Măgulicea, 1,128 m Piatra Secuiului, 1,128 m Piatra Craivei, 1,078 m ... read more




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