How often can you see a relatively small land sprinkled with so much beauty and so much natural richness? Romania is one of the most wonderful places in the world — and I’m not saying that because this is the land I was born and lived 20 years of my life in. Locals and travelers alike will tell you the same thing — it’s a piece of heaven, and a hidden gem!
Bukovina is an area in Northern Romania, a region that has been blessed with high mountains, enchanted forests, green meadows, wealthy households, centuries-old churches and wonderful people. It’s a place where nature is omnipresent and traditions are still treasured and practiced, where summers, springs, autumns and winters are exactly like they were described in our childhood’s storybooks.
First, the food…
I simply can’t skip mentioning some of our specific dishes. Everything here is homemade — you can forget about fast food, chemicals and artificial flavors. From butter, sour cream and meat to fruit and vegetables, everything is natural and unprocessed.
Food is very important to us, so we couldn’t let our visitors leave without tasting our traditional delicacies. I recommend you try Tocinei, Tochitura, Hribi cu smantana (a meat-free mushroom dish with sour cream), Mamaliga, Sarmale, caș bucovinean (specialty cheese), urda (specialty cheese), Ciorba Radauteana, or the flavorful trout smoked in fir-tree: kobza.
Now that that’s taken care of, let’s move on to the focus of this article.
One of Bukovina’s highlights is its sceneries. With mountains that carefully guard this fascinating part of the world, there is enough to do and see for both adventurous travelers and touristy ones. Here are 3 of its most astonishing mountain highlands!