Romania doesn’t have many motorways. And to some extent, this is a good thing. Strolling accross country you get the chance to discover so many gems that have been forgotten under the thick dust of time, or left at the mercy of nature to defeat time through their own forces. Old churches, castles, fortresses, manor houses, towers..They all tell stories about a past rich in events and culture. If only more had ears to listen to these stories!
If you embark on a trip from Targu Mures to Bran, you’ll be amazed that on a distance of around 170km you can see so many testimonies of the Romanian past. People don’t look at them anymore. I didn’t use to look at them anymore. But now I do. Now that I don’t have them anymore, I savour every bit of them.
Targu Mures is an treasure for whoever is interested in architecture and history.
From its medieval fortress and the gothic cathedral, to its Hungarian Cultural Palace, from its medieval high-school to the modern and unique National Theatre, there is something to amaze your eyes everywhere.
We embark onto the journey to Bran on the E60 road, which takes us through Romanian, Hungarian and German villages.
We then arrive to Sighisoara, where we have to stop for at least a couple of hours. This is a place oozing history. Its narrow streets are buzzing with tourists who want to see one of the few if not the only currently inhabited medieval fortresses in Europe, the place where Vlad Tepes, aka Dracula was born.
And then we arrive to Brasov.. What an amazing city…
And we’re getting closer to Bran… On our way, we go through Rasnov..
An finally we arrive to the amazing Bran. This journey is worth taking over a few days. There is no way to describe its beauties here, you have to see these things with your own eyes…
We haven’t covered a great distance, but the amount og things we have seen is mind blowing! That is because Romania is such an amazing country, and unfortunately people misjudge it and don’t give it a chance. They don’t give themselves the chance to discover it, and they’re missing out. I’m proud to be Romanian, and I’m proud to belong to these wonderful places!