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The Moldoveanu peak (day 2)

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posted on 25 Dec 2015 Moldoveanu — 28 Oct 2015 moldoveanu-7-view.jpg

We got up early in the morning, we shared breakfast and started hiking again. Voytek and Christian decided to go swimming in the frozen lake a bit down, while I wanted to go to the top. So we said our goodbyes and split up.

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Romania's highest: the Moldoveanu peak (day 1)

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posted on 23 Dec 2015 Moldoveanu — 28 Oct 2015 moldoveanu-3-view-hut.jpg

After visiting some cities I thought about hiking the highest mountain of Romania: the Moldoveanu in the Făgăraș mountain range. At 2544 meter, it was a bit lower than the Triglav in Slovenia.

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The beautiful Salina Turda

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posted on 20 Dec 2015 Turda — 25 Oct 2015 turda-1.jpg

In Turda they turned a used salt mine into a spectacular tourist attraction. The mines were first mentioned in the Middle Ages and salt was being mined until 1932. The mines are now used for halotherapy, an alternative treatment for asthma, and as a tourist attraction.

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Photos of Cluj

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posted on 20 Dec 2015 Cluj-Napoca — 23 Oct 2015 cluj-sunny.jpg

A rainy evening in Cluj-Napoca:

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Photos: wooden churches of Maramureș

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posted on 3 Dec 2015 Vişeu de Sus — 22 Oct 2015 ieud-church-old.jpg

The second day of hiking, I went to one of the top sights of Maramureș: the old wooden churches.

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Walking in Maramureș' hillside

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posted on 3 Dec 2015 Vişeu de Sus — 22 Oct 2015 viseu-tent-view.jpg

After visiting the Merry Cemetery and staying at the small Săpânța village, I wanted to enjoy the nature side of Maramureș as well and I decided to go hiking in the hillside.

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The Merry Cemetery

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posted on 1 Dec 2015 Săpânța — 21 Oct 2015 sapanta-cemetary-detail.jpg

The Maramures region is characterized by wood: houses made of wood, wooden gates of several hundred years old, wooden churches from the fourteenth century and wooden headstones.

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Romania's generosity

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posted on 1 Dec 2015 Săpânța — 21 Oct 2015 sapanta-fish.jpg

From Oradea I continued further in Romania to Cluj-Napoca, the cultural capital of Transylvania, where I stayed with a friend of Bea for a couple of days. Before going more south and east I wanted to explore the beautiful Maramures region in the north of Romania.

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Hitchhiking and Couchsurfing

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posted on 28 Nov 2015 Oradea — 17 Oct 2015 oradea-theory.jpg

After taking public transport in Hungary I picked up hitchhiking again from Debrecen, Hungary, to Oradea, Romania.

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