Transylvania - Hiking & Vampires
Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
52Trip End Apr 09, 2011
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At one of the hostels in Brasov I met a girl who, upon seeing my hiking equipment, asked if I wanted to go hiking deep into the mountains. I believe I had said yes before my mind had even registered the question.
We spent the next several days hiking well above the tree line during the day, and staying at a cabana in the evening. The views were absurdly spectacular. Also of interest - The mountainous region sports thousands of caves, many of which became residence to hermits during the middle ages. Several of the more well known hermitages were then later turned into full monasteries. We visited one of the monasteries, whose cave portion expanded over a 30 minute walk back into the mountain itself.