Hiking Trolltunga – everything you need to know

Why hike Trolltunga? For the ‘gram! No, I kid, there are much easier ways to get cool photos for your social media than hiking over 20km up river and down dale. Trolltunga is a beautiful hike that takes you through completely different landscapes, from shallow lakes, to mossy rocks, panoramic views over the fjord below, … Continue reading Hiking Trolltunga – everything you need to know

Romanian roadtrip – The Transfăgărășan Highway

Day 6 - The Transfăgărășan Highway to Sibiu Before leaving Curtea de Arges, I wanted to see the two main attractions, the cathedral, and the 'Princely Court. I'd mostly chosen Curtea de Arges as a stopping point for its geographical convenience at the start to the Transfăgărășan Highway so we wouldn't have to do too much … Continue reading Romanian roadtrip – The Transfăgărășan Highway

Romanian road trip – castles, towns and churches

Day 5 - Măgura to Curtea de Argeș, via Brașov and Bran Castle After bumping back down the gravel track from tiny Măgura, we headed to Bran Castle. Despite only tangential associations with Vlad the Impaler, the castle is general known as 'Dracula castle' and there are all manner of themed restaurants and gift shops outside the gates. … Continue reading Romanian road trip – castles, towns and churches

Romanian road trip. Seven days in Romania – Cluj-Napoca to Moldovita

Day 1 - arrival in Cluj-Napoca The outskirts of Cluj are more sprawling than I had imagined and between the traffic and numerous junctions it felt a long drive from the airport, even though it's only around 15- 20 minutes. The urban sprawl is quite built up, with a few pockets of tower blocks. One … Continue reading Romanian road trip. Seven days in Romania – Cluj-Napoca to Moldovita