I’ve been making my way through Romania for the last couple of weeks, seeing places I’ve never seen before in my own country and I can honestly say that in terms of things to see it can easily compare to just about any of the countries I’ve passed through on my way here. Yes, there are issues with getting to some of these places – the roads in many areas are quite bad, but if you have the time, the sights are really rewarding.
One of these places, which was not initially on my list, until my friend Tudor mentioned it, was the Enisala Fortress. This is a fortress built around the 12th century which sits high on a hill overlooking a massive area of hills and fields below. The landscape around the fortress really reminded me of the areas we’ve passed through in Eastern Turkey around Kars so it’s only fitting that Enisala spent a great deal of years under Ottoman occupation.
Unfortunately, at this resolution it’s not so easy to spot the shepherd with his sheep in the bottom left part of the image, but I really like the way it balances the fortress up on the hill.