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Salina de la Targu’ Ocna / Targu’ Ocna’s salt mine…

Targu Ocna este un mic orasel din judetul Bacau, situat pe malul raului Trotus, rau care a inspirat si numele salinei din aceasta localitate. Cautand cateva informatii despre acest loc, am aflat ca prima atestare scrisa despre depozitele de sare din aceasta zona dateaza inca din anul 1380. O istorie foarte detaliata a orasului Targu Ocna si a salinei se poate gasi pe site-ul oficial aici.

In zilele noastre Salina Trotus functioneaza foarte mult ca obiectiv turistic si de agrement, fiin amenajata sub forma de baza turistica. Ma miram eu de ce erau asa multi oameni cu mingii de fotbal si de volei 🙂 Accesul la salina se face cu un autocar, ce parcurge o distanta de aproximativ 3 km pana la baza turistica din subteran. Fiind baza de agrement, pe langa importanta turistica, va recomand sa va alocati ceva timp aici pentru a va bucura de multitudinea de activitati posibile… Panouri de baschet, terenuri de fotbal si volei, mese de ping pong sau biliard, chiar si o pista de karting (pentru copii 😛 ), toate acestea va asteapta in acest loc inedit. Si ca sa avem parte si de un pic de cultura, tot aici este amenajat un Muzeu al Sari…  Aici am descoperit si versurile de la „Imnul Minerilor”… Cu toate la un loc, salina a fost si este un loc placut, fie ca sunteti doar in trecere si o vizitati repede, fie ca petreceti o dupamiaza intreaga de distractie si sport aici 🙂

IMNUL MINERILOR
În fund de munţi noi des intrăm
Cu “Bun noroc!” ne salutăm
Şi când ieşim din sânul lor
Noi tot “noroc” strigăm în cor.

Când plini de praf cu paşi trudiţi
Ieşim din mină obosiţi
Ne doare că-n lumina sa
Pământul ţine-o lume rea

În mină “Dumnezeu cu noi!”
Afară – grijă şi nevoi…
Deasupra noastră n-avem cer,
C-aşa e viaţa de miner.

ENGLISH:

Targu Ocna is a small town in the district of Bacau, situated on the shore of Trotus river, a river that inspired the name of the salt mine in the area. Looking up some info about this place, i found out that the first written testament for the salt deposits in this area has been made in 1380. For a more detailed history about the town of Targu Ocna can be found on the official site here.

In our days, The Trotus salt mine works as a touristic hot spot and sports base. I was wondering why there were so many people with soccer and volley balls 🙂 Access to the salt mine, is done with the help of a bus, that takes you about 3 km inside the mountain. Since it’s an underground sports base, i recommend you take some time here, to enjoy the diverse activities possible here… Basketball panels, soccer and volley fields, ping pong and pool table, and even a kart track (for kids 😛 ), all these await you here. And in order tp enjoy a bit f culture as well, there is a salt museum here as well… Here i learned about the „Miner’s Anthem”… All in all, this was and is a very pleasant place, if you are just passing through and visiting it shortly, or if you decide to spend an afternoon here to have some fun and enjoy some sports 🙂

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Pestera si Manastirea Ialomita, Masivul Bucegi – Ialomita Cave and monastery in Bucegi mountains

Inca o aventura in Muntii Bucegi pentru cei curiosi si curajosi. Un schit ascuns in munte, un refugiu religios ce pazeste un monument natural de speologie al tarii noastre. Este vorba de Manastirea Ialomitei, situata la intrarea in pestera cu acelasi nume… Manastirea este destul de veche, pazind aceste locuri inca din secolul XVI cand a fost ctitorita de voievodul Mihnea cel Rau. Dealungul timpului a ars de mai multe ori, dar de fiecare data a fost reconstruita mai frumoasa, schitul actual fiind ridicat in 1901.

Accesul in pestera se face in urma achitarii unei mici taxe de 8 lei. Pestera este iluminata bine, dar tot nu strica poate sa aveti la voi o lanterna si niste haine mai groase (temperatura in pestera scade considerabil fata de temperatura de afara)… Scari multe, din lemn, cateva sapate in stanca, noroi ocazional si umezeala ce mai pica de pe tavan fix pe ceafa pentru a va racori putin, un parau suberb ce strabate pestera, cateva podulete de lemn, grote mai mici si sali enorme, toate acestea va asteapta dealungul acestei pesteri. Distanta ce se poate parcurge este de 400 de metrii, pana la ultima camera numita „La altar”…

Va las acum cu cateva fotografii si un indemn de a deveni si voi pentru o zi exploratori speologi 🙂

ENGLISH:

Another adventure in the Bucegi mountains, for the curious and the brave. A hiden hermitage in the mountains, a religious refuge that guards a natural speological monument of our country. I’m talking about Ialomitei Monastery, placed at the entrance to the cave that bares the same name… The monastery is quite old, guarding this places since the 16th century, when it was built by the ruler Mihnea the Bad. In all it’s years, the hermitage burnt down quite a few times, being rebuild more beautiful each time, the current building standing since 1901.

Acces to the cave is done by paying an 8 lei entrance fee. The cave is well iluminated, but it still wouldn’t hurt to have a flashlight with you and some warm clothes (the temperature in the cave drops considerably from the outside one)… Lots of stairs, some woow, some dug in stone, ocasional mud and moisture that drips from the ceiling right down the back of your neck to chill you good, a spring that crosses the lenght of the cave, a few wooden bridges, caverns some real tiny, some amazingly huge, all of these await you along Ialomitei Cave. The distance that can be traveled in the cave is about 400 meters, until the last room caled „the altar”…

I leave you all now with a few photos and the encouragement that for one day you become speleologist explorers 🙂

Pestera „Valea Cetatii” / „Fortress Valley ” Cave.

Daca va aflati in zona orasului Brasov si aveti chef de plimbare, tara asta are multe de oferit. La 16 km de oras gasim aceasta pestera, situata in imediata apropiere a orasului Rasnov. Pestera a fost descoperita cu 60 de ani in urma, a fost deschisa pentru public o perioada lunga dar a fost recent inchisa datorita degradarii constante. Aceasta este redeschisa pentru public in decembrie 2010, dupa o perioada de un an de renovari si amenajari. La moment pestera se afla sub ingrijirea SC EMS Cave SRL cu acordul ministerului mediului si padurilor.

Este simplu de ajuns aici, din orasul Rasnov, urmariti drumul catre cetate, si de la cetate continuati inca 1,5 km si ati ajuns. Intrarea pe un mini traseu montan catre pestera este marcata de un indicator urias si usor de vazut. „450 de metri sau 8 minute in natura” este moto-ul de incurajare pe care il vedeti pe o placuta la intrarea spre pestera. Aer proaspat de munte, soare (si poate chiar zapada daca mergeti iarna ca mine) si un peisaj montan superb deja fac aceasta oprire extraordinara. Pestera nu este foarte mare, dar merita vazuta.  Cu o inaltime de 20 de metri si aproximativ 2500 metrii patrati, pestera ofera o acustica incredibila permitand organizarea de concerte in week-end. Mi-am propus sa prind un concert in pestera, fiind ceva mai rar intalnit 🙂

ENGLISH:

If you’re in Brasov or around that city and are in the mood for some traveling close by, this country has a lot to offer. At 16 km from the city we find this cave, very close to the fortress of Rasnov. The cave was discovered about 60 years ago, it was open for the public for a long time, but was recently closed due to internal decay. It is re-opened to the public in 2010, after about 1 year of renovating and reinforcing. For now the cave is under the care of SC EMS CAVE SRL in compliance with the nature and forest ministers.

It is very simple to get here from the town of Rasnov, simply follow the road to the fortress, and from there just kep going for another 1,5 km and you are there. The entrance on the mini mountain road is marked by a huge sign that is easy to spot. „450 meters or 8 minutes in nature” is the encouraging motto that you see on a sign at the entrance toward the cave. Fresh mountain air, sunshine (and maybe even some snow if you go in winter like i did) and a beautiful mountain scenery already make this stop extraodinary. The cave isn’t very big, but it is worth seeing. With a hight of 20 meters and about 2500 square meters in volume, the cave offeres an incredible acoustic, thus enabling the management to organize concerts here every weekend. I promised myself i will catch one of these concerts, being something special and different. 🙂