The Magic Valley

by Christian , published on September 27, 2010

distance: 31.57km
duration: 8h 0min

Suburbia looks nicer in the morning...

I realized i wouldn't make it out of Turnu Severin before dusk, so i bought groceries and started to look for a quiet, secluded place in the suburbs. A heavy hailstorm went down shortly before the sun disappeared(You can see it approaching in one of the last pictures of the previous logentry) but i had reacted quickly and put on my rain gear so i actually enjoyed the feel of the pressure of the falling water and ice on my back. I ended up in a run down and demolished industrial quarter of Severin. A pack of street dogs had found their home in the concrete rubble and they where howling and barking at me when i arrived. A few stones as a warning signal made them leave me alone in the end.

I was close to taking this little guy with me, but reconsidered :-)

At a supermarket i chatted with a security guide who had worked as a cleaner in Vienna. He told me originally he had studied geography and worked as a teacher - but financially he was better of with the EUR 200.- that he was paid for guarding the parking lot of the supermarket than as a teacher - go figure!

This guy spend me a beer in Izvoru Anestilor

Leaving the main street at Bistrita opened a gate to a magical place - smooth brown-yellow hills, tiny rural villages with hens, turkey and goose crossing the streets, horse-carts driven by old men and women, gravel roads, oak forests with huge trees, horses and cows grazing in mellow valleys. Quietness.

The magic valley at night(Half moon just rose behind the hills)