We made a trip to Transylvania, (Erdély) Romania in the latter part of August.We left about 8:30 in the morning and got to Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc) by about 9:00 PM. On the way there we stopped briefly in the village named after „Dózsa György”, the leader of the 1514 peasant uprising and Hungarian hero and enjoyed a short conversation with a local woman in Hungarian. In Csikszereda I called on the walkie-talkie, not expecting an answer so late, but Lacy, YO6CFB and Béla, YO6AOF answered with others standing by! Béla helped us to find a nice motel where we spent the next few nights. He took us around the country side and showed some of the beautiful places in "Székelyföld". Thank you Béla! We also met a good number of hams in the local club who left work to see us and it was quite moving to experience their kindness and hospitality.
On our last day there we took the road to Segesvár (Sighishoara) to see the historical place where Petőfi fell in 1849.We went to see the Petőfi Museum and the Castle.We came back to Hungary through Marosvásárhely (Tirgu Mures), where we stopped overnight, We had a very friendly host at the Ana Panzió, an old man, when he found out we were from Hungary, speaking pure Hungarian, he began happily telling us stories of all kinds.He even invited us for a brandy and poured a lot of it into our glasses... (It was dark by the time we got there and I walked into a bakery where the sign said „Kenyér” - bread in Hungarian - and a young lady told us in Hungarian that the Ana Panzió, is just after the next light...)
We had a great time in Romania, Transylvania and Székelyföld.Besides the beautiful scenery the land offers, the greatest pleasure was for me to talk with the people there in their mother tongue, in Hungarian, hundreds of miles from the border of Hungary, (it’s like another Hungary) to experience their genuine hospitality.