Skirt the hills from Brasov and follow the busy road and eventually you’ll find yourself in nearby Rasnov—a small town built up at the foot of a hill with a fortress on top overlooking it all.
The fortress is free to explore and full of kitschy gift stalls (and one very good jam seller). The road up to it is short, though a bit steep, and cobbled. And there are about a thousand street cats in residence.
I spent one No-Technology Friday cycling out to the fortress (a tactic I unfortunately can’t recommend as a small portion of the cycle is on an extremely busy road with no shoulders and Romanian drivers do *not* give cyclists an appropriate amount of space) and these photos are the result of that lovely, cool, sunny day.
All photos taken with my Sony a6000.