As you all may (or may not) know, I’m Romanian. Been since birth. It’s only recently I’ve joined the ranks of the nation known for their strong accents and bad teeth (not the Aussies!) And sometimes, just sometimes, when I can’t travel to Scotland to see the sheep, I look at pictures of beautiful Romania and just get a bit emotional.
People in England seem to believe that Romania is like 10 years behind the rest of the world in everything but what they fail to see is that we cherish our old traditions and strive to keep them alive. There are places in the countryside which have been untouched by technology, where industrialisation has not left its mark and where people prefer social communion to a lonely city life.
I’ve visited such places and let me tell you, they are peaceful. You wake up at dawn not when the clock goes off but when the sun rises. You eat home made food every day with natural ingridients. You breathe fresh air and let the sun warm you. You work & hike & chat in the evenings.
Here’s some lovely pictures I’ve gathered from my travels: