Mocanita – The steam train – Viseul de sus – MARAMURES – ROMANIA

Mocanita it’s a beautiful steam train functioning day by day since 1932, in Viseul de Sus Maramures.

There are a total of 4steam trains and one diesel train, the first one leaves at 9sharp and the other once are followed by every 30 min. A standard ticket costs 90 lei and if you get a ticket with lunch than it can go up to 120 lei, however you can opt for a good lunch at the destination and for 25 lei you can eat well.

The journey starts at the train station in Viseul de sus and the overall ride takes around 6h through some amazing sceneries and stunning mountains. Somewhere halfway through, the train stops for a 30 min break to have quick coffee and sweet bread which is included in your standard ticket price.

After 2hours you arrive to Platin, you final destination where you will have a 1h break until the train goes another few miles to turn around. Till then you can listen to some good folk music, have a cold beer, some bbq and rest. It is an exciting ride for everyone, right in the heart of Maramures, worth every penny and every single minute spent on it.

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Cascada Cailor – Muntii Rodnei – MARAMURES

Cascada Cailor is the tallest waterfall in Romania, falling 95m from the cliff. It is situated in the Rodna Mountains, just nearby Borsa. I do recommend going there in the morning, to skip the crowd and the heat. The teleskii is open from 9am till 6pm and it costs 30 lei – both ways. It is an easy hike, however I have seen people in flip flops and even high heels, I don’t recommend it, it will make your journey a nightmare. If you are around for more than a day, i totally recommend hiking the Pietrosul Peak which also can be easily accessed from Borsa.

Hiking from Pasul Rotunda to Varful Ineu – MUNTII RODNEI

The Rodna Mountains are part of the Carphatian Mountain Chain and the most beautiful national park in the North East of Romania.

The Rodna Mountains have one of the longest ridges in Romania, with over 50km from east to west.

The two highest points are Pietrosul Rodeni and Ineu peaks, with an altitude of 2303 and 2079m. In this video I am exploring the 2nd highest peak – Ineu, by walking from Pasul Rotunda up to Lake Lala where you can find drinkble water streams, an amazing glacial lake, a brillint panoramic view over the Rodna valley and a perfect spot for camping.

The distance from Pasul Rotunda up to the summit, is about 15km and it can take anywhere between 6 to 7 hours, depending on the endurance of the hiker. The best time to visit Muntii Rodnei is in June due to the beautiful red mountain flowers that blossom in this period of time.

The tempretures can get around 27-30C during the day and anywhere between 5 to 10C during the night.

A summer storm is also very common, so make sure you are prepared for the weather. Although I missed the sunset on the summit due to the storm, the sunrise sounds promising and I found the perfect camping spot nearby the lake.

Camping at Pasul Rotunda – MUNTII RODNEI

Right after my experience in exploring Varful Pietrosul – Muntii Rodnei, I had the desire to also hike the 2nd highest summit in these mountains.

I have left my home town around 3pm and arrived at Pasul Rotunda, the place from where I will have start my journey to the summit, and it took me over 4h to get to this place due to my last 20-30 km which was quite a bad off road and a bit difficult to go through with my car.

I did manage somehow to go through the big ponds, potholes and arrive to Pasul Rotunda where I have set up my tent, eat and carefully made just a small little fire to set up the mood for the evening.

Once I sing my song, I got into the tent and got ready for a good night sleep and an early wake up to properly start my journey to Vf. Ineu.

The best hiking trail at Cheile Turzii | Turda Gorge – Romania

Turda gorge is a natural reservoir in Turda, Cluj County. The canyon, formed through the erosion of the Jurassic limestone of the mountain, is 3km long and the walls have heights reaching 300 m.

It is loved by climbers who can chose from over 300 climbing trails, but also by people who want to break out into the nature. You can easily walk through the gorge following the red circle trail.

It has quite a few cool bridges, epic sceneries and caves on the way. It takes more or less about 50 min to cross it from one side to the other.

Cheile Turzii contains one of the richest and most scenic karst landscapes in Romania. More than 1000 plants and animal species live here.

Once you crossed the canyon you can continue your journey up to the cliff and back to the other side which will take you another 2h-3h to complete. It is probably one of the most beautiful trails I have ever done near my home-town.

I advice going to the Turda Gorge early in the morning to avoid the tourists and follow the red circle trail. This takes around 4-5 hours to complete with photo break and lunch break. Totally recommend it.

Jasna, Chopok – Snowboarding 2019

I have been longing for quite some time to go snowboarding somewhere outside of Romania. After sharing my thoughts with my friends we ended up deciding on Jasna, Slovakia. Chopok being the highest altitude in the Low Tatras, Slovakia planning to do the Winter Olympics there in 2022, we were pumped about it. We wanted to go big on this.

It’s a five hour journey from home to this small town called Mikulas, where we are planning to stay for next couple of days.

Our enthusiasm kind of dropped once we arrived and we saw that is raining. It was heavily raining outside, the parking spaces were flooded and 80% of the slopes closed. I started to believe that we took a bad decision when we decided to buy a 2 day ticket.

Well, we did a 600km journey to get to this place, so we didn’t do such an effort to stay inside and skip snowboarding and skiing. We went for it.

We could go up to 1600m altitude which still gave us a nice ride down, despite the rain.

After a good few hours on the slope, we got soaked wet and decided to go home, warm up and get some rest. Hoping to be more lucky the following day.

Super Ski Cavnic – Maramures

What’s up beautiful people?!

It’s 2019 and I am stepping into my 3rd year of creating content on YouTube.

This year I will continue sharing my travel adventures, but also bring more value to everyone who is following by sharing tips&tricks, does and don’t in order to help you to have a more pleasant experience in your next travel destination.

I am planning to go to Japan, further explore Romania, hike mountains and explore different countries in Europe.

I have a hole bunch of new gear so will share with you guys the tips about the best way to document your travel adventures.

The main problem when it comes to traveling is the fact that it costs a lot of money and we struggle saving enough to travel as much as we would like. I will share with you in my upcoming videos different ways in getting an extra income into your savings to travel more.

Flying through the seasons – ROMANIA

I am really excited about this video. In 2018 I have traveled to around 15 different locations in Romania and managed to film some amazing landscapes and vibrant cities throughout the four seasons.

I have started my journey from my home town and went as far as Poiana Brasov to the south, Maramures to the north, Oradea to the vest and as high as 2303 m altitude to the top of Rodna Mountains.

I have walked through the most amazing green fields with spring flowers I have ever seen, survived the heath of the summer, been blown away by the beautiful colors of the autumn and witnessed the most wonderful winter from the past couple of years.

I really hope you will enjoy this 4K areal video showcasing ROMANIA and that you will share it with your friends to promote this awesome piece of land to the world.

This video was filmed entirely with my DJI MAVIC PRO.