Peaks of the Balkans (1): Theth

Two images from the Peaks of the Balkans trail in Albania – a waterfall near the village of Theth, and a kula (fortified tower house), also in Theth. © Rudolf Abraham The Peaks of the Balkans is a recently developed 192km cross-border hiking route through mountainous borderlands of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. I’ve just finished …

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Sunday market in Zarnesti, Transylvania

Two shots from the Sunday market in the small town of Zarnesti, near Piatru Craiului national park. In Zarnesti I was fortunate enough to stay with award-winning guide Danut Marin and his wife Luminita, who run a lovely guesthouse (with truly heavenly home-cooked meals) and wildlife and cultural tours in the surrounding mountains and further …

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Sighisoara, Transylvania

A quick visit to Sighisoara, Transylvania – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a lovely, atmospheric old town centre. Although Sibiu remains, for me at least, the most beautiful city in Transylvania…. The main square (Piata Cetatii) Orthodox cathedral Woman in doorway All photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.