1480 Steps of Adventure in Sibiu Romania
Leaving a safe haven is very hard. Saying goodbye to favourite people and familiarity as you head to unfamiliar territory is difficult for most adventurers. My adventure was about to start. I was heading to Transylvania Romania to celebrate Halloween with Dracula himself on a 7-day mystical adventure. I could not wait.
I arrived in Sibiu Romania, a beautiful town within the county of Transylvania. An historian’s dream, this medieval town boasts numerous beautiful landmarks to research and explore, coupled with energy and backdrops perfect for unlimited photographs. And with all this gorgeous scenery and numerous artifacts to explore, the most remarkable sight of all is the scenic mountain crowned with a medieval fortress at its peak…
The fortress looked picturesque, majestic, and powerful. I enjoyed seeing it from below…. I was satisfied with using a zoom lens… And then the ball dropped… we were about to embark on a scenic and exerting climb to the top for stunning panoramas and unmatched scenic views of the entire city.
*Gulp* I couldn’t imagine climbing all the way up there. I had never done anything like this. I thought to myself – who knows if I will ever be back. This may be my only chance. So I decided to face the challenge, dressed conveniently in my trusty trainers.
The trek involved 1480 steps of various heights, sizes, and sturdiness, not to mention stamina and a good dose of confidence. So with that, I chugged my drink, polished off some carbs and headed to the first step to begin my ascend.
Every 300 steps or so I stopped for a rest and refuel. I kept saying to myself slowly and surely wins the race! Then I saw the end appearing…I reached the summit! Although it took over an hour, I proudly lifted my head high and acknowledged my accomplishment. And my guide was right – the views of the countryside from the fortress were beautiful with mountain ranges spanning beyond the horizon. I forgot for a moment about the exhausting climb and just savoured the moment here in Sibiu Romania – a country I never thought I’d get the chance to explore.
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