While traveling to Transylvania to research some properties we work with, Laura, our newest team member, pondered never returning to work in the city. Although she is Romanian and knows what our country has to offer, she was still surprised by what she found. Read below to learn more.
“Remote villages, scenic country roads that take your breath away, velvety hills with sheep grazing on the lush green pastures… All of these I did expect to see, and my expectations were met above and beyond. What I didn’t expect was the family I found there. From the “mother” who always cares how you slept, who will give you an extra piece of cake with your coffee, the “father” who is always happy to share with you the history of the place, to the “cousins” who, just like you, are curious and eager to explore and enjoy all these wonders.
The food was also unexpected. No matter how full you are, there’s always something else that you simply have to taste: another pie, another type of cheese, another glass of sour cherry brandy. And all the dishes are home cooked with ingredients that are locally produced.
By the end of my time there, I was considering leaving my beloved home city and moving to a tiny Transylvanian village, buying a bike and a goat and learning how to bake. What more could one want in life? “