Travelling through the countryside in Transylvania and Bucovina one cannot but be positively affected by its tranquillity, its harmony of people, animals and nature. It is Romania’s most beautiful nature. This area is surrounded by imposing mountains, rolling hills, lush forests, endless haystacks, grazing animals and people of all ages working the fields.   The countryside is the heart and soul of Romania, where peasant culture remains a strong force and medieval ways prevail, as they do nowhere else in Europe.

I loved the afternoon hours when both women and men sit in front of their homes talking to neighbors and passerby.  Ladies knitting while men are drinking… This scene is so sweet yet disappearing from our modern life where people disappear within the four walls and communities are crumbling.

However, it is important to know that unlike Western Europe’s countryside that has succumbed to industrialization a long time ago, much of the Romanian village is still at a crossroads of development.  Many of the communities in the mountainous regions are economically disadvantaged, isolated and vulnerable.

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One Response to “Romania – Wandering Through Transylvania & Bucovina’s Villages” Subscribe

  1. Susan Woog Wagner January 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    WOW!

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