(Bărcaciu, 23-25.07.2013)

Martha came over for 12 days this summer. Of course I planned my holiday to coincide with her stay. One thing is for sure: no matter how much time we spend apart and no matter what happens with us, the moment we see each other we immediately reconnect and it feels like we were never apart. That happens with all the special people in my life and I am so so grateful for that!

Our first weekend revolved around Andreea & Mr. D’s wedding :) We wore tutus, Minnie ears and reindeer antlers and we had a great photo session. It was awesome and fun!

We had plans for another weekend (we went to Vama Veche – crowded, expensive and hot) and we still had a couple of days left. When Martha first told me that she wanted to go trekking, I was excited about the idea. Then I started to panic. Wait, what? You want me to organise a trekking trip? But I have no idea how to do it! So I sought advice from the people at the gym and, what do you know, in the end Adi came to the rescue and made it happen :)

We took Iuliana, one of my work colleagues, and the four of us spent three wonderful days in the Făgăraș mountains at the Bărcaciu hut. By that time I had been on two more trekking trips and the idea of spending two nights in a more or less primitive hut in the middle of nowhere didn’t scare me anymore. Bărcaciu is the nicest hut I’ve been to. The owners are funny and passionate and the food is great. We played board games and I read a bit, we petted the donkeys and shooed the chickens away.

And since it was a trekking trip we spend a whole day climbing mountains. It’s bloody difficult to go uphill and it’s such a blessing to go downhill :) The girls were great: never complained and never lagged behind.

I hope I’m speaking for all of us when I say that it was the perfect trip. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and every time I remember those days I have this huge smile on my face. I hope that next time Martha is here we’ll go trekking again and, who knows, maybe we’ll make a habit of going to Bărcaciu once a year.

On our way back we stopped in Avrig to visit the Brukenthal summer residence. It was amazing! The palace is not yet renovated but they have a spectacular smaller building with a restaurant, a summer garden and a huge park. I was really impressed with the beauty of the place. Also, I had the BEST papanași ever!

It was also my first time on the Transfăgărășan road. Damn, it’s really breathtaking! I’m still not a big fan of cars, but road trippin’ with the right people is one of the best things life can offer.

Yup, it was THE perfect trip.

*Morphine – Take me with you

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5 Responses to Take me with you when you go*

  1. by Gracie on September 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    WOW, such an amazing place! Your photos are beautiful and the view is really breathtaking…I have just one problem…. what it is a papanași???

  2. by ionuca on September 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    @Gracie: I’ve told you many times that you should come and visit Romania ;) Papanași is the dessert from the last pictures – the heaviest godliest Romanian dessert :))

  3. by Béranger on September 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I *hate* these papanași — the fried ones, practically the only ones known in Transylvania! They are awful and a calorie bomb.

    There are also some boiled papanași, which are totally different and lighter. http://beranger.org/ludditus/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/papanasi_fierti.jpg

  4. by D. on September 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Pentru ca sunt un idiot care se plictiseste atat de tare incat ii e lene sa foloseasca diacriticele, iara in loc de a-mi folosi pasiunea intr-un mod constructiv, arunc din cand in cand o privire la tampeniile sau mai bine, asa cum spune prietena ta, la “potopul de scribomanii” pe care le expui, iti subliniez si aplaud cat se poate de ironic capacitatea de a te detasa de propria persoana prin folosirea limbii engleze;

    asta in cazul in care n-ai inteles, iti prezint punctul meu de vedere intr-un limbaj colocvial:
    ?cum p**a mea sa zici “I hate these papanași”?

    si ca sa iti adresez si posibila ta obiectie referitoare la faptul ca sintagma nu face parte din comentariul tau iti raspund:
    ?cum p**a mea sa zici “I hate these papanași”?

  5. by Daniel on September 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Vezi cat de bine suna limba romana? E ca o poezie…

    PS. Fara diacritice in continuare. Creierul le completeaza…

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