We reach Moldova

We spent our last night in Romania south of Botoșani, in front of the new Zosin monastery. In the evening we could hear the monks singing, in the morning we got an incredible concert of their bells – every European cathedral should be jealous. The next day we were on our way to the border …

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Three remarkable churches

We had reached the Bukovina, east of the Carpathians. It was once an administrative division of the Habsburg Monarchy. For us as Austrians, it is fascinating, how far the Austrian monarchy extended. Very special are the churches of this region, not only for their shape, but especially for their painted exterior. The church of Saint George at the …

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The churches of northern Romania

Coming from Austria and northern Hungary, we had finally reached Romania and the Maramureș, a geographic region in the northeastern Carpathians. It is famous for its well-preserved wooden villages and churches, its traditional lifestyle, and the local colourful dresses still in use. We came past the monastery Huta, which was built in 2006. We were …

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RACE DAY

As we always enjoy meeting good friends, we were very much looking forward to this event. We met some “petrol heads”, which Edi knows since his early school days! Every year they organise a 24-hour race event, shadowing the “24 Hours of Le Mans” taking place the same weekend, but on gravel and using vintage …

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Roya Valley

We thought this time we would be able to explore the Roya Valley up to the Col de Tende pass and use this route to go to Cuneo in Italy. We had already intended to come here in April 2018, but back then, snow had made it impossible. We didn’t know that in October 2020 …

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