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Romanian sights 2017



Exploring (and enjoying) the Carpathian garden! ­čśë



Italy. 15 hours near Pisa

Italy. 15 hours near Pisa

To even consider a 15-hour drive (round trip) for a measly 15 waking hours in Italy, you must be pretty desperate.

We not only considered it, we actually went. Three weeks of winter in the month of May, all hell breaking loose at work and a nasty throat infection did it. We wanted Italy. We needed Italy. We found a nice bed-and-breakfast near Lucca at ÔéČ120/night for four (Triolivo, in Guamo), packed a bag, and didn’t think twice.

An ambition that had been simmering in our subconscious quickly developed into a full-blown obsession. We want to see the leaning tower of Pisa!┬áWe’ve been to Italy so many times by now, how could we have missed it? I mean, it’s not exactly hard to find. It’s right there, on every children’s atlas, right next to the red Ferrari. Simply had to see it. Simply had to climb it.

293 steps and we were at the top for the noon bells! Was it worth it? Well, our son was crawling on all fours under the large bell to explore the sound mechanism, and was so excited he even forgot to cover his ears in the hubbub, so you be the judge of that.

What else was on the list? The charming little citadel of Lucca (where Giacomo Puccini was born), sun and storm in the Tuscan hills, a seaside view of the Apennine mountains with surfers in the roaring waves, profiteroles, dry soup made of fresh tomato puree and white bread, and the hot sand at Camaiore.

We only spent one night, but came home with a bagful of great memories. I think our son’s exclamation on the way back pretty much sums it up: “But we were there for 3 days!”

Enjoy… ­čÖé

24 hours in Verona – November


Periplu rom├ónesc 2016 – Romania 2016 – Rum├Ąnien 2016


Mun┼úii┬áCernei – Defileul┬áDun─ârii (la Cazane, de pe ap─â) – Sibiu ┼či F─âg─âra┼čii cu creste ├«nz─âpezite – Sighi┼čoara – Salina Praid – Secuime – Cheile Bicazului ┼či retur.

Pe scurt: am fript slan─â la foc ├«n mun┼úi, am m├óncat direct la o st├ón─â, pe Dun─âre c─âpitanul/ghid i-a l─âsat pe copii s─â ┼úin─â ei c├órma b─ârcii cu motor ├«n timp ce zburam cu 40 la or─â pe grani┼úa dintre state (extaz pt. fiic─â-mea, concentrare crispat─â pt. fiu-miu), b─âie┼úii au fost la pescuit, am fost la parc de distrac┼úii (plus bar) ├«n salin─â, am vizitat muzeul din Turnul Sighi┼čoarei, iar de b─âl─âceala din piscina hotelului Korona nici nu mai zic. Patronii de acolo ne-au f─âcut o reducere la cazare fiindc─â ne-au recunoscut de anul trecut. ┼×i ce mi┼čto se v─âd Cheile Turzii de pe autostrad─â, ├«ntr-o s├ómb─ât─â aproape pustie!
A, ┼či – evident – highlight-ul (dac─â ├«i ├«ntreba┼úi pe prunci): Angry Birds Movie ├«n 3D la mall, cu o dublare ├«n rom├óne┼čte de zile mari. ­čÖé Epocal a fost.

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Copyright: Andreea Sepi 2016.

Romania (Banat mountains, Danube Gorges on the border to Serbia, Sibiu and the snow-capped Fagaras mountains, Sighisoara, Praid Salt Mine, Eastern Transylvania, Bicaz Canyon┬áand back) – May 2016. Click on any image for full-size viewing (then click on arrow left or right for previous/next image). Enjoy!

Romania – Primeval beauty


Romania, Europe’s tender wilderness. Here, the Cerna Valley and its surroundings, in the country’s southwest.

The scenery, a soft primordial crescendo. The climate mild, the people welcoming. And the fragrances – whether wild flowers and acacia or the smell of home-cooked meals – irresistible.

Rum├Ąnien, Europas sanfte Wildnis. Hier, das Cernatal und seine Umgebung im S├╝dwesten des Landes.

Die Landschaft – eine ruhige, sich selbst ├╝berbietende Steigerung. Das Klima – mild, die Leute – bescheiden und gastfreundlich. Und die Duftwolken – ob Wildbl├╝ten und Akazien oder hausgemachtes Essen – unwiderstehlich.


Articolul complet în limba română, aici:

Garmisch sites, Kramer Wandergebiet


It’s official! Spring is coming. Sweating through our mountain gear Sunday, 06.12.15 in Garmisch – Grasberg H├╝tte.

Copyright photographs: Andreea Sepi, 2015.

(Limited series prints available for sale in 30├Ś40 cm frame format, with high-quality passepartout and different color aluminium frames. EUR89,00.)

November medley



Copyright photography: Andreea Sepi 2015.

(Limited series prints available for sale in 30×40 cm frame format, with high-quality passepartout and different color aluminium frames. EUR89,00.)