There is no Place Like Home

– EN –

Back to blogging! Even do I can’t post that often as I would like to, I love the idea to have a place where I can share my life experiences with you.

And now… about my holiday in Romania. I really forgot how beautiful my country is! Like every year, me and my boyfriend decided initially to spend our holiday at the sea side but this time we made a little change and we have chosen to go to the mountains. The sea still remains my favorite place for the summer holiday because I like to be tan.

First we went to Bucharest, where we spent a few days. You may not believe me but although Bucharest is the capital of my country, I never had the chance to visit it. Shame on me! About Bucharest and what I visited there I will tell you in a future post.

Am I talking too much? Back on topic… our plan was to cross Transfagarasan, of course, with the car because it is a long way, around 90 kilometers.

First stop was in Arges because we wanted to visit The Cathedral of Curtea de Arges, known for “The Legend of Master Manole”, the man who built his wife in the wall of this monastery.

In our way we decided to stop and visit The Poenari Castle, a citadel built from rocks at an altitude of 850 m. We didn’t know when we start walking up that it will take us 1480 steps of concrete to get to the top. Crazy, no? It took about 30 minutes but the view was worth it.

– RO –

Am revenit! Chiar daca nu pot sa postez asa de des precum as vrea, imi place ideea de a avea un loc al meu unde sa pot impartasi experientele de viata cu voi.

Mai bine sa va povestesc despre vacanta petrecuta in Romania. Chiar uitasem cat e de frumoasa tara mea! Eu si prietenul meu am vrut initial sa mergem la mare dar in final am hotarat sa mai schimbam atmosfera si sa mergem la munte. Recunosc, marea ramane locul meu preferat pentru sezonul de vara.

Am mers prima data la Bucuresti unde am stat cateva zile. Desi e capitala tarii mele, nu am avut niciodata ocazia sa o vizitez dar despre Bucuresti si despre ceea ce am vizitat am sa va povestesc intr-un alt post.

Cred ca vorbesc prea mult… inapoi la subiect. Planul nostru era sa urcam Transfagarasanul, desigur cu masina pentru ca aveam de parcurs in jur de 90 de kilometri.

Prima oprire am facut-o in Arges pentru ca vroiam sa vizitam Manastirea Curtea de Arges, cunoscuta dupa „Legenda mesterului Manole”, omul care si-a zidit sotia.

Pe urma, desi nu stiam ce ne astepta, am vrut sa vedem Cetatea Poenari, o cetate construita in stanca la o altitudine de 850 m. De ce spun ca nu stiam ce ne astepta? Ca sa ajungi la ruinele cetatii trabuie sa urci cele 1480 de trepte din beton, ce serpuiesc printre copaci. La sfarsit, dupa 30 de minute de urcat, peisajul a meritat efortul nostru.

– EN –

Next stop was the Barrage and the Lake Vidraru. This dam is the highest dam in Romania, with a height of 166 meters. The lake is really a breath taking landscape to see.

The Transfagarasan road, a road through clouds and mountains, is one of the most famous road in Romania, and even in Europe, due to the height at which it was built, beautiful landscapes and numerous switchbacks. The road is spectacular because it crosses the Fagaras Mountain, the highest mountains in Romania. Transfagarasan reaches an altitude of 2042 meters and is the second road in Romania as altitude after Transalpina. CarsRoute classifed Transfagarasan road on the first place among the most beautiful roads in the world.

The last stop it should have been Balea Waterfall, but the route was too dangerous to climb because it has been raining, so we left this part of the journey for the next day.

To be continued…

– RO –

Urmatorul punct de oprire a fost Barajul si Lacul de acumulare Vidraru. Barajul Vidraru este cel mai inalt baraj din Romania, cu o inaltime de 166 de metri. Lacul are o priveliste ce iti taie respiratia.

Drumul Transfagarasan, un drum printre nori si munti, este unul dintre cele mai celebre drumuri din Romania, si chiar si din Europa, datorita inaltimii la care a fost construit, a peisajelor superbe si a numeroaselor serpentine. Drumul este spectaculos pentru ca strabate muntii Fagaras, cei mai inalti munti din Romania, astfel Transfagarasanul atinge o altitudine de 2042 de metri, fiind al doilea drum din Romania ca altitudine, dupa Transalpina. CarsRoute clasifica drumul Transfagarasan pe primul loc in topul celor mai frumoase sosele din lume.

Ultima oprire ar fi trebuit sa fie Cascada Balea, dar traseul era prea periculos pentru a fi urcat din cauza ca plouase iar intr-o ora, cat dura traseul, urma sa se intucece, asa ca am decis sa lasam pe a doua zi.

Va urma…

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    Cristina
    Posted at 22:12h, 29 August Reply

    Frumoasa povestioara si frumoase fotografii! Stiu despre ce vorbesti pentru ca am fost si eu prin aceste locuri nu cu mult timp in urma. Ti-as recomanda sa vizitezi si Transalpina!

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    Alex Pop
    Posted at 22:50h, 29 August Reply

    Sunt de aceeasi parere cu tine Cristina ….. si Transalpina este un alt loc impresionant din Romania care merita vizitat …..

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    Alex Pop
    Posted at 22:53h, 29 August Reply

    Alina …. daca ajungi si pe acolo …. asteptam poze …..

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    Alina Befu
    Posted at 21:25h, 02 September Reply

    Multumesc pentru recomandare! De Transalpina am auzit si eu ca ar avea peisaje si mai superbe decat Transfagarasan si ca este cel mai inalt drum rutier din Romania. Va fi cu siguranta unul din obiectivele mele turistice pe viitor.

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