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Day 8: Brasov - Corund (pottery) - Bicaz Gorges - Agapia Monastery - Gura Humorului / Bukovina

Breakfast in the morning. Today we will continue our way to Bukovina region.

On the way, we will have a stop in Harghita County at the Corund Pottery - one of Romania's major pottery centers, where traditional ceramic ware is being produced. Then we continue via Praid and the beautiful Bicaz Gorges, on the river Bicaz, that make the connection between Transylvania and Moldova. The gorges attract by its beauty many tourists every year. They are crossed by a winding road, and the landscapes are simply amazing.

After crossing the mountains, we discover the beautiful Agapia Monastery. It is the only monastic settlement in the country that bears the name of “Christian love”, which comes from the Greek “agapis”. The monastery is famous around the world due to its interior frescoes painted in 1858 by the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu (one of the founders of modern Romanian painting).

Then, we go ahead to Nicolae Popa Ethnographic Museum in the village Târpeşti, Petricani commune, Neamt County, one of the most beautiful and interesting museums in Moldova. Nicolae Popa, the creator of the museum, known as a craftsman, artist, exceptional collector, writer, learned as a child to make masks for the New Year, and later, to carve in stone (hone) and to wood carve faces of people with original appearance. On both sides of the alley leading to the museum, will greet us for welcome naive sculptures in wood and stone, creating an area of ​​freedom where you feel worn in another world.

In the evening, we reach our final stop – Gura Humorului, Bukovina region, where we will be accommodated for the next 2 days.