And in that moment, life was perfect. Not the kind of perfect where nothing is wrong. But the kind of perfect where the wrongs don’t matter.
Feeling free in Fagaras.
It’s never too late
For the more neurotic among us, a birthday can be a reminder of how another year has passed and our loftiest aspirations have faded further into the distance.
There are plenty of examples, however, of successful people across many industries who prove that you don’t need to have it all figured out by the time you turn 30.
We’ll take a look at some of them, from renowned fashion designer Vera Wang, who didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, to writer Harry Bernstein, who authored countless rejected books before getting his first hit at age 96.
Get inspired by those who show it’s never too late.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Your mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work unless it’s open. – Jordan Maxwell
Now traveling deep underground into an abandoned mine might not sound like the a great way to spend your holiday.
But if you’re talking about the old mine named ‘Salina Turda‘ in Romania, that poses an entirely different proposition all together.
It was created to extract simple salt deposits, unlike most mines which focus on unearthing gold or other richer minerals.
Since being abandoned in 1932, it’s been used for a variety of different purposes. First during World War 2, as an anti-aircraft shelter and then later as a cheese warehouse of all things. Back in 1992 however, the Romanian government declared it a tourism site – open for the world to visit and explore.
Today it’s a breathtaking modern museum, filled with all manner of machinery with more than few nods to its former lives. As a result of its rich heritage and unique surroundings, it’s now one of the most visited attractions in the country itself.
With views like these, it’s easy to see why.
“Although still regarded by many as an off the beaten path destination, Romania is a country full of surprises, folklore and exciting places that leave long lasting impressions in visitors’ minds. Check out these interesting, wacky facts about my beloved country:
Tucked away in a tiny village of Maramures county, near the Ukrainian border, the Merry Cemetery (Cimitirul Vesel) is not only a very unique burial site, but also an open-air museum and a tourist attraction in its own right. Designed in 1940 by the local woodcarver Stan Ion Patras, Sapanta’s cheerful cemetery stands out for its colorful high wooden crosses carved in oak and painted with scenes of the deceased’s life. Moreover, each tombstone features a witty poem depicting the person’s life and the way he/she died.
Romania gave birth to some extraordinary scientists and engineers, most of whom have actually changed the world. Some of these include: Nicolae Constantin Paulescu – discoverer of insulin; Eugen Pavel – inventor of Hyper CD-ROM; Aurel Persu – the first engineer and car designer to build a car with the wheels inside its aerodynamic line; Petrache Poenaru – inventor of fountain pen; Emil Racovita – founder of biospeleology (the study of organisms living in caves); Anastase Dragomir – inventor of parachuted chair, an early version of today’s ejection seat.
Furthermore, Romanian engineers have successfully contributed to the history of flight. Henri Coanda, Traian Vuia and Aurel Vlaicu – all of them have played an important role as pioneers in aerodynamics and aviation.
Most people believe that Romanian language is very similar to those spoken in Russia or other Slavic countries, but in reality, Romanian is a Romance language closely related to Italian, French, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.
These include: the Churches of Moldavia; the Dacian Fortress of the Orastie Mountains; the Historic Centre of Sighisoara; the Monastery of Horezu; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; the Wooden Churches of Maramures; the Danube Delta.
Built by former Romanian dictator – Nicolae Ceausescu, Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament – also known as People’s House – is the largest, heaviest and most expensive civil administration building on the planet (not that we are proud of it but we own it).
Although the second largest river delta in Europe after the Caspian Depression’s Volga Delta (Russia/Kazakhstan), the Danube Delta in Romania is the best preserved on the continent. It features no less than 23 natural ecosystems, boasting an amazing variety of unique flora and fauna.
Somewhere along the Danube, near the small city of Orsova, in southwestern Romania, lies a 55-m high rock sculpture depicting Decebalus, the last king of Dacia. The monument is the largest rock sculpture in Europe and can only be reached by boat.
Also known as the Mineralogical Collection of Brad, The Gold Museum in the small Romanian city of Brad is the only one of its kind in Europe. Founded 100 years ago, the gallery contains a mind-blowing collection of over 2000 pieces of gold gathered here from across the world. A highlight of the museum, however, is the native gold which is displayed exactly as found in the mines of the Romanian mountains. The pieces are so unique and spectacular that their value does not depend on grammage anymore. For instance, a lizard shaped item of only seven tenths of a gram of gold has been evaluated at EUR 3 million.
Timisoara, one of the most beautiful and vibrant Romanian metropolises, was the first mainland European city to be lit by electric street lamps, back in 1884. As per international standards, it was second only to New York City.” – by http://travelaway.me/