Tell me a few words about yourself.
I think this is always the hardest part – talking about myself. 🙂 I am 25, living in Brasov, which in my opinion is the best city from Romania (hope others can agree). I love nature, sports (hockey in particular) and photography. I always enjoy hiking with my friends in our mountains – they are spectacular; also mountain-biking on many trails and, since I got my camera, I try to combine the hiking with the photography and the result you can see it on my Insta page.
I heard that you are a mountain lover. Tell me more about it.
You heard it well. I think it all started about 3 or 4 years ago when I went with an organized group on a hike in Piatra Craiului. That’s when I started to enjoy this. And since then I kept on going on more and more adventures with some other friends with more experience than me and this year already I’ve done my first peak of over 5000m (Damavand Peak – 5671m in Iran).
Hiking gives me a feeling of freedom, is relaxing me and I really enjoy every minute of it no matter the weather or season.
With this kind of activity, photography is a must have. Do you love capturing the places you visit?
For sure. Sometimes I feel like the camera doesn’t capture the real beauty of the nature you see with your eyes, but I try every time to get the best of it. The camera became an extension of me and I can’t imagine going somewhere without it.
What is your recommendation for a good Photograph?
Hard to say. I don’t even consider myself a good one and I keep learning from others. But I think this depends on the kind of photography you practice. I think passion is the most important – you must love what you do and enjoy the pictures you take.
Best way to travel and climb the beautiful Carpathian Mountains? What are your recommendations?
I don’t know if there is a best way, but I can share my way. Being surrounded by friends, having a good backpack, good shoes and just enjoy the adventure and landscapes you meet on your way because I assure you – there are plenty.
When and why you started your Instagram page? What can we find there?
I started my Instagram page as a challenge with a colleague from work who said that I will only get him to follow me only after 50 posts and I wanted to prove him that I can do this. So, I wanted to link the page to my passion, the mountains, and I decided to post only pictures from my adventures in our lovely mountains and not only.
A place from all over the world where you would go back if you would have the chance?
I haven’t traveled that much abroad, so I can’t really give you a good answer here, but what I can tell you are the places I want to visit and really keen on getting there as soon as I can: Patagonia in Argentina and Dolomites in Italy.
What do you like the most about Transylvania and why?
The people. I love the way people treat each other compared to other regions. I also enjoy the fact that they really appreciate their cities and try to maintain them to their old architecture. And one other thing that I love is the traditions that are respected even now by the people here and kept alive all these years.
Which one is your favorite place here and why? What we can find here?
I will have to say Brasov and not because I live here, but because I think is the city that has the most to offer in my opinion. Close to nature, amazing old center, great architecture, lots of places to visit, ski resort during winter and cool people.
If I ask you to tell me one sentence about Transylvania, what it would be?
Transylvania, probably the best place to visit from Romania.
What do you like the most about the people and places from here?
The thing I like the most is that they remained the same during the time, both places and people as well. Even if the changing is present, there is still that Transylvanian style all around that keeps this region one of a kind.
A recommendation for a foreign traveler in Transylvania?
If you want to visit Transylvania, just do it and you will love it.