One of our reasons for traveling to Romania was also because we knew, there can be done many off-roading. That is why Simon has been staring at Google Earth for weeks before we departured towards Romania. One of our favorite road was also between the town of Brasov and the Romanian capital Bucharest.
Before we reached it, we needed to pass threw a ski resort, Sinaia town. Even though there were many hotels, pensions, cafes and restaurants, we did not stop here. We just noticed it is packed with locals as even in the summer, they come here for their holidays and spend them hiking. The mountains are called Carpati.
We were driving around like crazy, as we could not find the road we needed to start driving up towards the TV tower, which we could see from the distance. Our navigation was super bad, as it only had the main roads marked and not the side ones. At the end, we managed finding it and were driving on the right one, passing lots of stands, selling blueberries – my favorite fruit. Stopping by at one of them was an absolute must and you should see our faces, when we realized, how cheap one kilo was! We took two without even thinking twice! Yummy!
The road passed thick forest, but reaching the top of it, we were immediately surrounded by sheep herds, which stay here with their shepherds for the summer. We could only see vast landscape with grass and high mountain picks – beautiful!
It is amazing how beautiful the nature can be, if you just take the time to stop and observe. Clouds were dancing on the sky and the wind plaid their melody. We could hear the cow or sheep bells from time to time – magical! We had to wake up from all the wonderful scenes, as our goal for today was the TV tower at the altitude of 2400 meter above the sea level. We found the road without any problems, but what we soon realised was disappointing and sad – we could not drive on it as it was closed for traffic. It seemed the TV tower is in the middle of a national park and the only way to reach it, was walking. Due to lack of time that was unfortunately impossible.
Oh well, but we have still managed to find some very nice off-roading paths, which we explored instead. There was not a single soul out there, only the Mother Nature and our sheep cheese and salami for a snack – it was perfect!
Blueberries: 15 LEI (3,40 EUR)/kg
Sheep salami: 5 LEI (1,14 EUR)/pair
Sheep cheese: 11 LEI (2,50 EUR)/small wheel