Transylvania by Lucinda MallowsTransylvania by Lucinda Mallows

Transylvania

byLucinda Mallows

Paperback | March 19, 2013

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Transylvania is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled with mountains, gorges, myths and legends, dragons, bears, wolves and vampires. This new edition of the hugely popular and personal guide to the romantic Transylvania region covers a whole range of attractions from creepy castles to medieval landscapes populated by vampires, bears and wolves. Updated throughout with all the practical information that the independent traveler needs, Transylvania is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to explore its breathtakingly beautiful nature reserves, forest reservations, and parks as well as its historic castles, medieval towns and preserved folk villages.
Title:TransylvaniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841624195

ISBN - 13:9781841624198

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GIANT HAYSTACKSVisitors to Transylvania will return home with one abiding image: hayricks and horse and carts covered with enormous piles of hay balancing precariously. The traditional hayrick (capita de fan) is built according to age-old methods and usually by the grandmother in the family. A central wooden pole is fixed on a bed of dry leaves and the cut, drying grass is built up around the pole while granny stands on top packing the layers down. It's highly skilful work and the shape of the haystack varies throughout Transylvania: sometimes it's pear-shaped, sometimes quite thin and pointed, sometimes a chunky pyramid, but always with a sloping watertight top layer. The hay gradually dries in the autumn sun and then the ricks are toppled onto carts and transported to barns for the winter livestock fodder.

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 Background InformationChapter 2 Practical InformationChapter 3 Braşov CountyChapter 4 Covasna CountyChapter 5 Harghita CountyChapter 6 Mureş; CountyChapter 7 Sibiu CountyChapter 8 Hunedoara CountyChapter 9 Alba CountyChapter 10 Cluj CountyChapter 11 Bistriþa-Nãsãud CountyChapter 12 Sãlaj CountyAppendices

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'If there is one word, which characterizes this guide to Transylvania it has to be 'enthusiasm'. Lucy Mallows' interest dates back to her early childhood when her mother read to her from fairy stories written by Queen Marie of Romania. She first visited Transylvania in 1997 and now, after repeated visits clearly driven by her love and fascination for the place, she has written one of the first guides to Transylvania to be published in English. Her passion for the place shines through the pages of her guide, generating interest and curiosity on the part of the reader'. - The Budapest Times