Travel Blogs from Transylvania
Today we sailed past the cliffs of the Carpathian Mountains and entered the Iron Gates Gorge. The gorge is a passage only 530 feet wide and this geological wonder is part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. An enormous dam and lock was build in the 1960s ...
... popular one and the one we have chosen to visit.
The passageways were really narrow and the castle would be scary if not for a large number of tour groups. We managed to evesdrop everywhere we went. The castle is surrounded by lush green hills. Nice way to get out of town!
A few days in Romania was enough to give us a good idea of the country.
Until next time.
... and wishes us "Drum Bun" (literally: good road) as we leave.
At some point the signs begin to appear in both Romanian and Hungarian and we know we’re in Transylvania. This part of the country has been ruled over time by the Dacians, the Romans, they Huns, and others, but for most of the last thousand years it’s been ruled by Hungary, though always with a strong Romanian population. Romania was granted sovereignty of the ...
... of interest - The mountainous region sports thousands of caves, many of which became residence to hermits during the middle ages. Several of the more well known hermitages were then later turned into full monasteries. We visited one of the monasteries, whose cave portion expanded over a 30 minute walk back into the mountain itself.
... with Dorothy for some more orientation things.
Every Monday we will have dinner at Dorothy's house. We will all take turns pairing up and making dinner for the group. This is a time for the 'Westerners' to get together and share prayer requests, what God is doing in the ministries and time to just be a support for one another. Tonight at dinner we were able to hear some of Dorothy's story of how she got ...