Roaming in Romania

Wolves stalking wild boar, dramatic Gothic castles, lots of snow and a hair-raising trip to an ice hotel are all part of the magic of Transylvania, writes Fearghal O'Nuallain.

4th March, 2012
Roaming in Romania
Transylvania is a fascinating place for walking, and offers stunning and dramatic scenes from another world. Photo: Fearghal O'Nuallain

The steam rose through the snow-dusted branches on the side of the road. Curious, I walked over to the bank and saw two concrete pools filled with hot water from a thermal spring next to the icy river.

The image of snowflakes melting into rising steam was an odd but inviting juxtaposition, so I scrambled down the muddy bank, rested my pack and walking poles against a tree trunk, slipped into my swimming togs, and...

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