Transylvanian Villages in Romania

Monday, 22 April 2013

I’ve recently joined the board of Global Heritage Fund – my trips last year to the amazing ruins of Banteay Chhmar in Cambodia and earlier this year to the Lost City, Ciudad Perdida, in Colombia were both to GHF sites.

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GHF are launching a new project, to protect Romanian villages in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. These villages are closely related to the Saxony region of Germany – where I travelled last year. Since the end of the Cold War they’ve lost population and today we’re in danger of losing the ‘last outpost of a truly Medieval landscape left in Europe.’

I’ve never been to Romania so clearly I’ve got a good excuse to go there now! Perhaps later this year. Meanwhile if you’d like to help kick the project off by helping to build a brick making kiln then click here for more information.