Bucovina (Romania) - May 2006

An unexpected beauty

Romania has obvoiusly a problem with its image. Between Caucescu et Dracula, even the "famous men" of this country have a bad reputation. And yet, every cloud has a silver lining: the past tragedies of Romania make this country a place where you can see, sometimes, what Europe was at the begining of the previous century. It won't last, and this is good news for Romanians. Bucovina is an area at the north of Romania, near Moldavia, with a lot of charm: soft hills with meadows and forests, wooden farms, warm reception, famous painted orthodox monasteries ... and delicious food. The perfect place for an european jaunt, off the beaten track. An unusual trek destination.

As it does not harm just this once, some advertising. If you wish to visit this area, contact:

Doinita Derevlean Houliat
Voievodeasa - Fürstenthal
727511 Sucevita - Romania
carpathica@yahoo.com - viacarpat.wordpress.com

Photo gallery

Check out the photos of the trek on Flickr, to download the images in their original size and see on a map the places where they were taken.


The trek map in Google Maps.