With the sun shining and temperatures soaring into the 30s everywhere across Romania, even getting to 33 here in the Ewok Village (Chisinau), I thought it was about time to discuss the weather. After all, schools are out and tourists are strapping on their backpacks and sandals to explore this wide old world, wanting to know what to expect from the weather in Romania. Obviously, … Continue reading ¡Joe, Que Calo!
Kornis Castle, located near the city of Dej, is my favorite abandoned Transylvanian castle to date, though that’s bound to change in the near future as the weather gets better. It’s a bit removed from Dej itself, so if you arrive in the city by train or bus you should find some way to get to the castle by car. I hitchhiked there with little trouble from … Continue reading Abandonment Issues: Kornis Castle
Roșia Montană is a highly controversial, inactive gold mine in Transylvania’s Apuseni Mountains that’s been written about extensively over the years. Sam has expounded quite a bit on the topic already, so rather than beat a dead horse, I’ll refer you to a few of his articles. What little I can add to the palimpsest of Roșia Montană content is an account of my own experience there with … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Romania: Exploring Mines at Roșia Montană