This week I’ve decided to have another “escape” and take some time off in the Apuseni Mountains.
I am not going there with friends or family. Like I did it in Barcelona, I will be there by my own, but not alone, because I’m not feeling this way.
Similar to my trip to Barcelona, there is no master plan around it and my check list is short: nature, sports, read, write, cook
I will stay in a house surrounded by fir trees and lots of cranberries. There is no internet connection or supermarkets around. I need to bike in order to find some locals who sell veggies, eggs, cheese and milk. For drinking water, I need to bike or walk, to the first spring, close to the Belis-Fantanele Lake.
But there is an exiting thing I am looking forward to try. I am planning to get back in time a bit and barter my time and energy for helping locals with milking cows, in exchange for milk and cheese. And with the milk I get, I can make my own yogurt.
I grew up in the South-East of Romania, more close to the water (Danube Delta and Black Sea), than to the mountains. Since I moved to Cluj-Napoca last year, I started to discover the mountains only together with my friends. Now I want to try something new
Getting back in shape and finding new sources of inspiration is my goal. Here’s how I see my daily routine: running in the morning, functional training and stretching in the noon and biking in the afternoon. In between, there might be an adventure with the kayak on the lake.
Smida Jazz Festival is coming soon and I can’t wait to discover the area and meet new people there. Jazz in the nature sounds exiting!!
This is not isolation. I see it as an opportunity to connect and discover new places, people and their stories. Therefore, if you’re looking for disconnection, do come around.