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A visit to the sheep farmers (part VI of “Transylvania travels”)

Sunday 20 May 2012, 8.10am, Miklosvar, Transylvania For much of yesterday, the weather was glorious – clear, bright, and with long spells of sunshine.  After breakfast, our transport was waiting in the paddock outside the guesthouse – a cart was … Continue reading

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When histories collide (part V of “Transylvania travels”)

Saturday 19 May 2012, 8am, Miklosvar, Transylvania We breakfasted on a nutty muesli, omelette, fresh peppers and cheese, then began the drive to Brasov.  The first half hour or so was over very rough roads, and sitting in the back … Continue reading

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The rhythm of life (part IV of “Transylvania travels”)

Friday 18 May 2012, 8.15am, Miklosvar, Transylvania This village is very different from Viscri, not least in its appearance.  The houses are Hungarian, and although some are influenced by the Saxon architecture, many of them lack the high front gates … Continue reading

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A sense of community (part III of “Transylvania travels”)

Wednesday 16 May 2012, 5pm, Viscri, Transylvania The rain makes quite distinct noises depending where it falls – a dull, flat thud if it lands in the sodden mud churned over by the animals’ hooves; or a distinct, energetic tapping … Continue reading

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A day in the hills (part II of “Transylvania travels”)

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 8.30pm, Viscri, Transylvania Today was quite unlike any other day of holiday – ever.  And in a good way.  I’m not sure we “did” very much by tourist standards, but therein lay much of the beauty. … Continue reading

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A Saxon village (part I of “Transylvania travels”)

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 8am, Viscri, Transylvania The songbirds are in full voice; so too are at least three of the village cockerels! The former are in ther trees around us, the latter wandering freely with their harem of hens … Continue reading

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Radio silence…?

Sorry I’ve been rather quite for a couple of weeks or so.  I promise I’ve not been idle! In fact, I’ve been away for a few weeks in Romania for a mix of work and pleasure – taking some photos, … Continue reading

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