Tag Archives: Transylvania

The variety of life

So, the Transylvania blog entries have finished – I can hear sighs of relief all round!  Normal service will now be resumed – but I hope you found something to interest you in either the nature, history or photographic opportunities in … Continue reading

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Reflections (the tenth and final part of “Transylvania travels”)

Wednesday 23 May 2012, 4pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania It is our last afternoon in Transylvania.  I am taking a final opportunity to sit in the courtyard of the guesthouse and appreciate the atmosphere of this incredibly special place. Across the sunlit … Continue reading

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Searching for a lady’s slipper (part IX of “Transylvania travels”)

Tuesday 22 May 2012, 5.30pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania Having been in Transylvania for over a week, I feel as though I am just starting to live at a more natural pace.  Whilst I normally love nature and wildlife, I tend to … Continue reading

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Standing still with time (part VIII of “Transylvania travels”)

Monday 21 May 2012, 5pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania A freshly cooked omelette at breakfast set us up for the day, and we left Miklosvar at around 10am to drive across country for about an hour to Zalanpatak.  Like Viscri, the village … Continue reading

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A gorge, a cave and a good party (part VII of “Transylvania travels”)

Monday 21 May 2012, 8.10am, Miklosvar, Transylvania The average monthly wage around here, we are told, is about 700 lei. That’s about £140, which gives you a sense of the poverty here which many people are struggling to live with. … Continue reading

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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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