viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

From Arad to Predeal :)

Seven cheerful volunteers travelling from Arad to Predeal.

Predeal. It is nine o’clock in the morning and there are no activities in the afternoon. Just the time to leave our backpacks in the hotel and go, once again in the train forward Sinaia, through the snowy mountains of Carpaţi. The fog wraps the firs that stand up to the sight in their dizzying verticality, the thoughts rolling roll along following the rhythm of the rails.  
Consulted the map, we decided to visit  the monastery and the Castel of Peles. The latter  is  a very museum among its walls, between a door and the other real worlds are opened to the visitors, each room is furnished and decorated with a different style: Spanish, Turkish, Italian, German, French ect.. quite different from what I imagined was a typical Transylvanian castle! 
When we back at the hotel we met our EVS mates. They come from anywhere: Turkey, France, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Spain.  Among activities, games, laughter and coffee times, the five days of training course passed so quickly that  we don’t realize we are again in front of the gara waiting for the train that will lead us in Brasov.

... Travelling is possible realize that for the street of the world there is an immense number of travellers. Through the journey the human spirit sharpen itself and get rich ... 
Two days later we reached the Craiului Parque of Zarnesti. On the train we meet Bogdan, a funny boy coming back at home from Bucureşti. He warns us that we have just bought sweets from a peddler could be no eatable. I decide to challenge the death! He provides us a lot of interesting information about the place, advices and strategies on how to escape from bears, wolves and linces, about the cold winter and the beauty of his country. We arrive at the end of the line, and we say goodbye. Just twenty minutes later behind us, on roller blades, there is him, He decides to come with us untilthe park entrance. The landscape is amazing.A picture of intense colours: the green of the fields, the white of the snow on the top of the mountains, the blue of the sky. We walk a lot, following the river. There are maybe 30 degrees but the snow, hidden under the leaves, by the shade of the trees and huge rocks, has not melted yet. We come to a cross road. Which way we have to follow? Two cyclists show us the path. Among a question and an answer comment on the lack of the respect for Mother Nature! It is true! We cannot avoid to notice that probably many people don’t care to throw the rubbish in the bins. The environment education is one of the thematic that we wish to carry on during our EVS project.
We could go on deeper into the park but the sun is setting and it is time to back. 
We say goodbye to our new friend Bogdan with a tasty pizza and a refreshing Silva  and we toasty at our meeting under the spanish football team’s flag hang on the wall of the pub. What a better way to celebrate diversity!
We come back to Braşov, tired but happy. The following morning we leave  the city for exploring Sighişoara, where we meet Remi, a young french researcher. This small but charming town will be our last stop before getting the train that will take us back to Arad. 

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