Hristos a înviat din morţi cu moartea pe moarte călcând… This line has been in my head for over a week. I am in Șuncuiuș, Bihor, Romania, a village nestled in the foothills of the Apuseni Mountains. Last Sunday I had the privilege to witness Orthodox Easter for the very first time! All these years, I’ve never managed to visit Romania during this festive period. And I’m so happy that I’ve now experienced what Easter means in Romania.
In search of freedom, wisdom and beauty in Romania
Romania: the country that is so enchanting and beguiling that it won't let you go once it has pressed you close to its warm heart. I'm exploring it on foot. Follow me on my travels and fall in love with this place too. Scroll down for adventures...
PHOTO JOURNAL Although humble in size, the Ciucaș is generously endowed with natural beauty. Not only do the mountain rhododendrons adorn the green slopes in May and June; the Ciucaș is also known for its vast collection of oddly shaped calcareous rocks, sculpted by wind and rain over time. I visited the Ciucaș mid-May in 2018, when the rhododendrons just started to bloom.
PHOTO JOURNAL Last winter I was lucky enough to spend some time in Romania in winter – for the first time ever! After celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Buila-Vânturarița with friends and exploring the nearby Cozia Massif with Wilbert, I headed to Brașov to revisit the Piatra Craiului Mountains with some friends, old and new. Since the winds were too strong on the main ridge we restricted ourselves to do the Piatra Mica circuit – but as you will see, it was well worth it!