After a brief introduction to Romania through the city of contrasts that is Bucharest, we were whisked off to our new home for four weeks, the BnB Podul Turcului located in Moeciu de Jos. Situated at the bottom of a valley not too far away from the super touristy Bran, this place was the perfect escape from the rest of the world. Here we had a unique insight into rural Romanian life, but with a road running through it and buses to Bran and as far as Brasov, I instantly fell in love with the place.
With a busy 6 day a week schedule, teaching and activity leading, we did not have much time to explore as we wanted to. But just being there amongst the green was enough, a reminder to myself as to how lucky I am to have such opportunities, to visit places that I may otherwise have overlooked. Being an ESL teacher has its perks.
One of the most beautiful places I have ever had the pleasure to visit. I would return within a heartbeat.
I highly recommend a visit to Moeciu de Jos and a stay at Podul Turcului, located away from it all but without being totally in the middle of nowhere, here you can enjoy the peace and quiet, but hop on the bus for a night out in Bran. The food served at Podul Turcului is high quality, traditional Romanian style, the wine is amazing and the staff are friendly.
More on my Transylvanian adventure to come. No Dracula in sight.