You’ve all heard stories about Transylvania, be it historical tales about the seven Saxon medieval fortresses that stand at the origin of Siebenbürgen, geographical testimonies about the ‘land beyond the forest’, Royal Heads assertions regarding the local ‘human cultural systems intimately linked to nature’, scientists and environmentalists statements on the local methods of farming and living of the land being essential for the survival of a rich, varied and very well balances ecosystem. And is there any of you who hasn’t been reading a newspaper headline about the Romanian gypsies or haven’t seen them on the streets playing their accordions?
But what if the story was to come out of the box? What if your curiosity was to be satisfied not with television documentaries or stories in the local paper, but rather with an immersion into the reality?
What if you could hear all the birds and the insects humming and buzzing at early dawn? Or if you could hear the sound of violin, so skillfully and genuinely caressed by some gypsy fingers, so full of life and so obsessive that you would simply burst into dance? What if you would pick up yourself the herbs for the afternoon tea directly from the wildest meadows? What if you could smell the fresh baked kurtos-kalacs or the juniper bushes in the late afternoon sun? What if your boots got dusty or muddy while walking in a forest that closes in around you? What if you could feel a blacksmith’s fire heat or the snow squeaking under your foot? What if you could take away in your memories one of the most iconic spectacles of rural Transylvanian life – the cows returning from the pasture at dusk?
What if you chose Transylvania to nourish the soul and the heart …
Welcome to my Transylvania!