Rosia Montana

I’ve been there few years back, but I still feel like it was yesterday. The famous and infamous Rosia Montana, is the most wanted site in Romania, our gold mine and ecological catasrophe. There were so many disputes on this land and you would see it as a war zone, but when you get there, it’s so peaceful and quiet and the scenery is so great.

I liked it a lot! The village is very small and most of it is in ruine, but you can go to the big lake at the end of the village and visit the Roman gold galleries. 2000 years ago Romans were exploiting our gold and the mines are still standing nowadays. There is a huge history behind this activity and people’s only work for centuries. Now the mines are closed but the guide explained: most of the easy gold was taken and now even if we do have a considerable amount in the mountain, it is disipated and in order to extract it, it would destroy the mountain. So is it worth it?

If you go to Apuseni mountains you will find the obvious answer…

P1030076 P1030079 P1030094 P1030097 P1030101 P1030109

P1030070

Advertisements

Blackberry BIO Jam

Straight from the Apuseni mountains of Romania, last summer we have gathered 5kg of blueberries!!! It was an adventure going hiking, enjoying the extraordinary vistas and why not, eat some blackberries. There were everywhere! So we couldn’t just pass them …next step, gathering for 2 hours enough to make a great BIO jam.

Ingredients: blackberries from the mountains, slices of 1 lemon, and some sugar (around 3kg max).

Enjoy!