Day trip to Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorge)

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It’s spring, the weather is finally beautiful, and I am stuck at home working on my Masters thesis… So, because we cannot go on a vacation until July, we try to squeeze in short trips, or just fun activites during the weekend. I did, however, went to Italy recently, and documented it here and here. (Next video is coming soon!).

On Sunday, we decided to take a short motorcycle trip 15km out of our hometown, to Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii in Romanian), a natural reserve popular amongst tourists who visit Transylvania. The sun was up, but it wasn’t too hot, so it was perfect for a walk inside the canyon.

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We were surprised to see how crowded the place was, luckily we had the motorcycle and not the car, because it would have been difficult to find a good parking spot. Before entering the gorge, there was the usual Romanian scene: mici (festival traditional dish), beer, loud music from cars… you get the picture! However, once you leave that behind, the beautiful scenery will make you forget everything. The air is clear, you are surrounded by beautiful tall trees and in the distance you can hear the murmor of the Hășdate river, that passes through the rocks.

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The trail is easy to medium difficulty, but proper footware is reccommended (although I’ve seen some people in slippers, I don’t think that is appropriate). If you are afraid of heights, like me, just…don’t look down! Neither on the bridges, nor when crossing the narrow sections of the path.

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After a while, we stopped to take a break, enjoy the scenery, and eat some snacks. We found a nice place near the river.

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Between walking through the gorge, on the narrow trails and keeping my balance on the moto (there was quite a bit of wind!), my legs were dead at the end of the day! But it was more fun that tiresome, and I am always happy to spend time with S, discovering places and taking photos.

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Ok, now back to work…

Until next time,

Jo

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