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The Young Seagull (Kiki)

Some months ago my parents rescued a little seagull from the roof (after a heavy storm). They kept the bird in the balcony for 2 months until it grew big enough so it could fly. It was called Kiki and the gull became for a short while a member of our family. It was kept in the balcony but sometimes it would also “visit” the house when one of us didn’t pay attention and left the balcony door open 😀

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A Trip to Magura

Magura is a mountain village near Bran (think all of you heard about the castle of Count Dracula, right?).

Like all mountain villages in Romania it is spread over a large area being surrounded by mountains, hills and valleys. The landscapes are breathtaking, however in order to get there you have 2 possibilities: either use the car and take the road through Moeciu, which is the short way (but in my humble opinion a boring trip) or climb the mountains and walk through the forest to Magura Peek, which can be pretty exhausting, though it comes more like an adventure.

Well, because I like adventures I chose the second option and I don’t have any reason to regret it. As it was May I had a lot of things to capture on my camera’s sensor as this is the month when the mountain nature is at it’s maximum (plenty of flowers, insects, in a word everything needed to get a lot of vivid pictures). For the way back I walked on the forrest road to Moeciu then heading to the main road which links Moeciu de Jos to Bran (practically the whole trip was a large circle).

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