Looking at the photos brought back both laughs and memories we had during our trip.

Thanks for the photos. It took a few days to physically return to my time zone, but all is well now and I’ve labeled all my photos with a caption.

I had a fabulous time hiking and seeing the sights as well as meeting people in a new culture. Although we didn’t hike at Balea Lake, it still was one of my favorite experiences contending with hail, sleet, fog and snow at the end of June. Our passage on the twisting Transfagarasan Road up to Balea Lake could only be appreciated after stopping and looking back down the valley to see it. I’m glad we stopped for a photo before the fog set in. Your itinerary appeared to cover a huge area of Romania giving us a good feel of life in Romania, especially in the small villages. Maria and John in Botiza were so warm and hospitable with the best ever appetizer of bread with melted cheese inside. I can still taste it. Thanks for introducing us to Romania with the crazy side trip into Ukraine.

All my best,

Tamara Michael, Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, June 2011 – photos here