As a child, one gets easily impressed. It’s either candy, colours, a big building, a person, an outfit. However, in time, few things are remembered. The most important and, of course, impressive ones. I know one for sure: Bicazului Gorges.
There’s this tradition in Romania, where children in school go visit some oturistic sports around their country, accompanied by their teachers. It’s sort of an educational thing. It’s the first experience outside the house, away from your family. It’s also a cultural activity. Learning new things, seeing and experiencing a culture, may that be your own. A museum, a natural phenomenon, anything.
I think I am not wrong when I say that the most popular destination is Bicazului Gorges. Don’t even think that is the most accessible judging from the location point of view. It is not. But it is that kind of destination that will leave you breathless. As a baby. As a child. As an adult.
It’s a mixture of nature, impossible, green and strange. It is something so uncommon that will impress you from the first step.
You are probably asking yourself where they’re located. Here is the answer: you can see Bicazului Gorges as a road between Moldova and Transylvania, two Romanian provinces. They were formed by the Bicaz River and work as a connection between two other important natural and anthropic monuments: Red Lake and Bicazului Barrage.
So start walking or… driving. There are six kilometers in front of you. Take a deep breath. Feel the fresh air. Prepare your neck. There’s going to be a lot of watching in front of you, around you, above you.
Talk to people and admire Romanians craftsmen’s work. Everything is handmade and it is somehow traditional.
When you reach the Red Lake, sit down on the grass. Feel the nature. If you are adventurous, rent a boat and “float” around.
It’s all about your senses. And the amazing views around you.
Feel Romania. Feel the nature. Get excited.