Bran – Moeciu Winter Day

I have just returned from a very relaxing weekend spent with my family in the Bran – Moeciu area, in Brasov county. This area is very well known and publicized so I always try hard to go to places and do things that most other tourists won’t do. This time, I think what saved me was Schitul Bran, in the small village of Simon.

At the time it was unfortunately closed, but were it open, I still could not have shown you photos of it’s inside, since photography was forbidden. On the other hand, I think the beauty of the day and of the surroundings still comes out pretty strongly from these photos:

Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov
Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov
Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov
Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov
Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov
Schitul Bran, Simon, Brasov

The surroundings also provided some good photo opportunities :

Forest Winterscape, HD
Forest Winterscape, HD
Forest Winterscape, HD
Forest Winterscape, HD

I will conclude this post with some practical advice: In Moeciu there is a famous ‘resort’ – Cheile Gradistei which has recently opened a second, more remote version, the “Fundata”. I have tried to identify the road that appears on the map from Cheile Gradistei to Fundata (which is a village in the area), road  which appears to be closed by some guy planting a door across it (the same like on Strategica) . So after trying to find the passage, we gave up and stopped for lunch in the new resort, which was fatal for our day. I felt like at the seaside, in the proverbial times: everybody literally competing for the distinction of “worst services”. Keep away from this place:

Don't Go There
Don't Go There

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2 thoughts on “Bran – Moeciu Winter Day

  1. Nice pics. 😉

    Exactly the same opinion about “Vraja Muntelei”, in english “Mountain’s Spell” in Moieciu de Sus.
    Good food? … No!… only spell 😀

    1. Thank you!
      It’s funny / sad how in an area with literally hundreds of competitors, the basic rules of capitalism are overruled by the laws of balkanism 🙂

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