This blog post is going to be a short one, but with so many beautiful photos presenting #myRomania! So stay tuned!
Two weeks ago, we had a day off from work and my cousin asked me if we were willing to leave Bucharest that weekend. Well, of course! We are always ready to travel! So we immediately thought of going to the mountains.
Asked another friend of ours to join us and the plan was already made. We were escaping Bucharest for 1 day. Yuhuu
Ok, so we were all really enthusiastic about this trip and woke up pretty early in the morning. We’ve met our friends and off we went to our destination for the day, which in this case was Sinaia. From there we wanted to reach the height of 2000 m by climbing the mountain that rises above this small town.
Sounds good, right? Oh well. Here comes the worst part of the trip. Because it was a day off not only for us, but also for all the rest of the people (St. Mary’s Day)… we managed to reach Sinaia in about… 6 hours! This is absolutely awful. Why? Because normally, we would have taken the distance in just 2 hours. So I’ll let you do the math :))
It was already 3 PM when we arrived in Sinaia so our plan of climbing the mountain wasn’t going to happen anymore. Damn! So we improvised! We went directly to 1400 m by car and from there we took the chairlift until 2000 m. It was literally the last ride of the chairlifts going up, so I am really really really glad we made it. It was our first time being lucky that day but I think it was just about time, right? Hahaha.
Yay! We were finally there! But we were all super hungry. The only thing we wanted to do like IMMEDIATELY was to reach the chalet up there and have something to eat. But guess what?! The chalet was closing just when we arrived there meaning no place to eat and also no way to go back (only by foot).
The good part is that we had like 10 sandwiches in our backpackers :)) Therefore, we were sure that we weren’t going to starve. Oh and we had some beers too, so after all it didn’t sound that bad.
The sun was setting at about 8 PM so we had almost 3 hours to enjoy the mountain views. Aweeeesome!
We are talking about the Bucegi Mountains in particular, which are located in central Romania, south of the city of Brașov. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathian Mountains. Speaking of Brașov, it is also one of my favorite cities in my country and pretty soon I will visit it again and show you how super beautiful it is!
PS: The Bucegi is believed to be the Dacian holy mountain Kogainon, on which the God Zalmoxis resided in a cave.
And now, I will stop talking and just let you see #myRomania through our eyes. Oh and some selfies as well haha. Enjoy!
Oh. Up here is my cousin protecting the environment. Isn’t she cute or what? ♥
Just about sunset, we started going down because we didn’t want to meet some “little” brown bears on our way back through the forest :))
After reaching again 1400 m, we took the car and headed back to Sinaia to finally eat something. So we found a cute restaurant, had our dinner, drank some wine…. it was all super nice and fun.
We also stayed a little while in a park out there waiting to see the Perseids (meteor showers associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle). The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus.
However, we’ve seen none :)))) Not a single piece of meteor stretching the sky. Why? Because we were drinking some more wine and talking to each other instead of looking up to the sky.
I don’t know when we will be able to see these Perseids again, but maybe next time we will be more observant LOL.
So, at about 3 AM in the morning, we were kind of tired and decided to go back to Bucharest. Husband was sleeping in the car for almost 2 hours when we woke him up to drive us home, safely!
And in no longer than 2 hours, we were back home, no agglomeration included this time! Phew!
Until next time,
- Our trip: 12.08.2017
- Bucharest –> Sinaia: 140 km by car (280 km in total)
- No accommodation
- Total: 30 Euros – gasoline