For Saturday and Sunday I planned a little getaway with my boyfriend in the mountains. I wanted to walk through the fortress of Râşnov, to visit Bran once again, to have nothing to do, just to admire beautiful landscapes.
Unfortunately, the rain turned our plans upside down, but I'm not complaining because we had a wonderful and relaxing weekend in which we were pampered beyond measure 😀
The road to Bran was wonderful. The Rucăr-Bran corridor was adorned with clouds and I was even passing among them. I took a few photos, but you didn't really have a place to stop on that road, so I'll keep most of the landscapes as memories.
We stayed at a modest villa in Moeciu, but very welcoming and with a beautiful view. We didn't do much on Saturday: we rested for lunch (something we don't usually do), then went out to eat and walk around Bran.
We had a surprise in the Village Museum where there was an exhibition full of skilled craftsmen. Among them I discovered Manu, an artist from Ploieşti who sculpts in bone. Both my boyfriend and I were impressed with his work and fascinated by him and his story.
Do you like the brush below?
Of course I did not leave empty-handed and after 20 minutes of thinking and changing my mind I chose this medallion (beautiful, in my opinion) which I think I will accessorize with a burgundy or emerald green velvet.
More pictures of Manu's bone sculptures can be found here and if you have patience you will also come across the process of preparing the bones which takes many days. To be honest, after seeing how much work it takes to make such a medallion, the price of 50 lei I paid no longer seems so high.
The next day, after posting the article about LRP cream, I set off for Rasnov. We knew that a rally was taking place and we would have liked to see a few more crossings, but the access to the fortress was stopped, so we set off for Brasov. I always hoped that the rain would stop, but my wish was not fulfilled until about 3-4 hours later when I arrived in Bran again.
In Brasov we ate very well at the Normandie Restaurant in the center, and the prices were much lower than in Bran. Then we walked around the Council Square where there were small stalls selling homemade sweets. I stoically resisted to the last where they had the cherry baclava. Delicious! I'm sorry I didn't photograph her. Have you heard of it before?
Then I discovered the new assortment of Nest with Plums. I am obsessed crazy after Nestea green tea with strawberries and Aloe Vera. I was counting my bottles in the Profi fridge so I know how many more I have and after I took the last bottle I went and told them to put it on :))))
We returned to Bran where my boyfriend insisted on making me a portrait. I had refused him a month ago, but I noticed that he wanted very much and I accepted. Because I knew I was going to be designed, I made myself beautiful in the morning so that I could go out as nice as possible.
All this in vain! The gentleman who makes portraits of bran in that complex on the street, one says he sells and another offers. On the walls hung portraits of famous people you recognized easily, beautifully executed… what else, I had some expectations.
I chose this unfinished sketch, in which a girl appears who I don't look like, but who has the two moles that I also have on my right cheek. The hilarious phase is that the gentleman noticed only one of the moles after he finished the portrait, and his reply was as follows: "Do you look like you have a mole on your cheek or does it look like me?". Yes, I have and it's as big as China… I even have two!
What do you think? I recommend that you avoid the gentleman in case you come up with ideas.
On the way back we also had some wonderful scenery. The mountains were hidden in the clouds, and halfway we walked only through the fog. It was a little stressful because you could barely see the taillights of the car in front and you were walking in a column, but you don't get that every day, do you?