For the first time in my life I was more than amazed seeing that people can actually enjoy a happy and long life without electricity, supermarkets or mobile phones. I was absolutely fascinated about the life stories of some peasants from Transylvania which found more happiness in daily activities like feeding little kittens with fresh milk or reaping grapes in the autumn. Those people were truly happy and very connected with the community and the nature, nothing from their household was ever wasted and everything was so logical organized and clean that even the gardens of those over 70 years were impeccable. I was impressed with their strong sense of humor and verticality and for me, meeting them, was a true life lesson.
Nestled against the majestic Carpathian Mountains, Transylvanian villages are simply adorable! From above, they simply look like small crowds of houses in the middle of nowhere but when you walk among them, the view is totally different. Coquette gardens, flower pots in the windows, old ladies sharing stories sitting on benches outside the yard, kids playing, everything is so alive! Seeing all that was for me a complete new universe and a great experience.
Patricia, Los Angeles
For me and my 14-years son visiting Transylvania was the best choice ever! I couldn’t be happier when I heard him saying that, for the first time in his life, he tasted food better than anything tried so far, better even that his favorite cheeseburger from home! So you could imagine how happy I was seeing him eating, by his own initiative, lots of greens, fresh tomatoes and home-made bread. He even made me promise to start growing our own vegetables in our back yard. Apart of all the wonderful places we saw, we really enjoyed the food which was incredible simply prepared and yet, incredibly tasty.
Clare and Luke, Quebec
When closing my eyes, thinking of the beautiful journey in Romania, there is one image that comes in my mind immediately: the hands of the old lady that weaved the hair of the future bride while singing traditional wedding songs. Of course, the bride was just playing a role in order to show us exactly how a traditional wedding is held but there was something magical in all this ritual. As the lady told us, across the years, she traditionally waved the hair of many future brides, as each ritual, including that, is believed to hav a strong influence on the bride’s future so there were no place for mistakes.