Injury Log Part V – Started Running.. a Little

Three months post surgery Knee surgery insider tip: don’t buy clothes during the surgery-recovery period. I bought a couple of shorts just before surgery and now I can barely fit them. Yes, starting to noticeably gain muscle. Went for my first long ride after surgery. Took the bike on the hills north of Mizil, hitting my favorite climb in the area: Boboci. I actually like that climb so much that Continue…

Hiking Iezer-Papusa

First post-surgery serious hike, hooray! Chose Iezer-Papusa in probably the last decent-weather-and-no-snow weekend of this year. For the complete experience we spent the night at the Iezer Shelter (2150 meters elevation). Started the climb from Voina Chalet (more like Motel) on some nice and warm temperatures. As we picked up altitude and the wind made itself noticed, we ended up wearing most of our clothes. Still, we were enjoying ourselves Continue…

Biking Transylvania’s Trails

TLDR: Yes, go there. Romania doesn’t have a lot of bike trails. If you’re mountain biking, you’ll be using: – Unpaved roads. A lot of them were created to help in logging. How do you feel now, knowing you benefit from the country’s deforestation? They’re wide, boring, oftentimes crazy steep. Good for access to/from the mountain, but sad if they make up most of your trip. – Hiking trails. They Continue…

Taipei’s Volcano

The bustling and vibrant capital of Taiwan. Ok, I promise I’m done with the cliche words. Yangmingshan Natural Park. We were actually heading for the National Palace Museum. After getting off the MRT (subway) and waiting for our bus, we noticed a long queue for another bus. We took ours, but meanwhile searched (eh, curiosity) for where that other bus was heading to. We found the destination in our guide, Continue…

Visiting Caves and Volcanoes in Szekely Land

We like Szekely Land because of its many traits as compared to Bucharest: green, remote, underdeveloped, deserted. We went by car to explore some of its sights, trying to cram as much as possible in just 2 days. The natural sights around Racos We started with the volcano. Very interesting landscape. I guess this place is a lot better to visit with a guide or a geologist – they would Continue…