A weekend on Prahova Valley - #calatorpevaleaprahova in pictures - photo report
One week ago, specifically during the period 25-27 October 2013, I accepted the challenge of being #calatorpevaleaprahovei. The event was organized by Tourism Market and supported by Hotel Cumpatu, Zamora Adventure Park Getaways, Halewood Wineries, Zamora Traditional Products.
10 travel bloggers (including myself) and 3 Tourism Market organizers set off on a weekend adventure in the Prahova Valley. In the menu we had: Creasta Baiului, traditional sheepfold, Escapade Adventure Park Zamora, Cantacuzino Castle, Halewood wineries, hiking on the Foam Valley and many other surprises.
To better illustrate the weekend spent on Prahova Valley, I chose to do a photoreport. The images make as many as a thousand words. I hope you have the pleasure and patience to take a look at the photos below. In order not to scare you too much, I announce you that 65 are carefully selected photos.
It all started on Friday evening, at about 17.00, when we set off for Sinaia. Since Bucharest, I look after airplanes! At Otopeni, I was surprised to see the landing of an A319 Alitalia, which passed over our car.
After about 3 hours, we arrived at Hotel Cumpătu **** - Sinaia, and here we were greeted by warm and welcoming people, including Mrs. Toncu Mariana, the hotel manager. Among the few places where people smile from the reception.
The first evening ended with many stories told in a glass of wine. I did not linger too much, the fatigue of the day making its presence felt.
After such an effort, we needed something to relax. So I went to the Cantacuzino Castle for a cake and a tour of the castle.
We ended the day with a boiled wine, around a campfire organized in the hotel yard. I said #bancuridebusiness, we relaxed and told until the boiled wine was over.
Can you still? Do you still have patience? Come on and Sunday, the 3 day of #calatorpevaleaprahovei. I started the day with a visit to the Halewood Cellars.
This is how our program ended on the Prahova Valley. There followed the spiced lunch with stories, we did our luggage, we embraced our parting and we headed for Bucharest. On my return, I did not escape the traditional blockade from Sinaia-Comarnic.
Despite some shortcomings, the Prahova Valley has a great tourism potential. As seen above, there is no risk of getting bored if you choose to spend a weekend in the mountains. There are castles and museums to visit, there are amusement parks, you can go hiking, you can climb the mountain ridges, you have the cable car, you can visit a traditional or more commercial sheep, it would not spoil a wine tasting, etc. It is important to want to do something else besides the state at the hotel, eat and sleep. Of course, they always want such people who will prefer a quiet and activity-free weekend.
For me it was a pleasure to rediscover the Prahova Valley, to photograph the mountains in autumn cloak and to be part of a wonderful group of travel bloggers. I will come back with more information about each goal separately. Until then, I invite you to watch photo albums (1, 2, 3).
The photos were taken with:
- Canon 1100D + standard 18-55 mm lens + Canon EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS II USM telephoto lens
- Canon PowerShot G16
- Smartphone HTC One MAX
During the event #calatorpevaleaprahovei, I typed on one ultrabook ASUS Zenbook UX301.