Săpânța – The Merry Cemetery

My last stop in Romania was the city of Săpânța known for its Merry Cemetery. The cemetery is an open air museum and one of Romania’s national tourist attractions. All tombstones are carved in wood with naïve art, an art form that represents a given painting, and in this case carving, with childlike simplicity in its subject matter…

Maramures & Barsana Monastery

A day after our swim in the Black Sea we knew that the inevitable end to our trip was coming. We had after all reached our destination which was the sea itself, and now we slowly rode closer towards Poland with every kilometer. We had planned around 3 more days of riding around Romania when…

Danube River Delta

The Danube river is Europe’s second longest river after the Volga. It originates in Schwarzwald (the Black Forest) area of Germany and passes through or touches the borders of 10 countries before flowing into the Black Sea in a spectacular delta on the Romanian east coast. With the heat getting more and more intense the…

Berca Mud Volcanoes

As gases erupt some 3,000 meters deep, clay and salty water are being pushed towards the surface creating small mud volcanoes. The mud is cold as it comes from Earth’s continental crust layers and as it dries out it creates the conical shape that can be seen on photos below. Due to high salt content…

Almost Dracula

The title of this post is very specific as we must be the only people in Romania that thought had seen Dracula, but didn’t. After a long day on mountain passes we spent the night at a campground in a small town called Carta. I mention this because Carta was our first intro course into…

Moto Romania

My vacation plan was fairly simple: not to have a plan at all. The idea was to pack up my Transalp and set out for a couple of weeks traveling wherever I wanted to, staying wherever the bike took me that day. It started out as a solo trip, but with only a couple of…

Vacation

Just a short update as to why there wont be any new posts for the next couple of weeks. I am currently on a two week motorcycle getaway traveling through Hungary, Romania, and Bosnia just to name a few countries on the list. I will post stuff once I get back but I did not…