Mud Volcanoes (english)

mud volcanoes

 

 

Hey! I’m glad to have you back on my journey! <3

This time you only need one day, a car and lots of good will! Do you yearning after a trip? If you are on this page you definitely do it!

 

Will we start our journey?

The road to Mud Volcanoes is pretty good, and the landscapes are of rapacious beauty. You can stop here too, make some good pictures.

Mud volcanoes

For my shame, it’s the first time I’ve visited the Mud Volcanoes. I wanted to … to always see them, and finally … I did it!

What are they?

Mud Volcanoes are formations created by natural gas coming from over 3,000 meters deep, which pass through a clay soil in combination with groundwater. The gases push the water mixed with the clay to the surface. The sludge formed by them comes to the surface and, in those places, dries in contact with the air, forming some conical structures similar to volcanoes. The sludge coming out of the surface is cold because it comes from the clay layers.

Where?

In Europe the phenomenon is quite rare, so we Romanians are very lucky to have such a generous country! You will find them in the commune of Scortoasa, near Berca, Buzau.

Coordinates: 45 ° 21’N 26 ° 43’E

You need to know that there are several sites (the main tourist sites are Big Mist and Little Mist).

To get to Little Mist, you will follow the Volcano, a road over mioritic hills, paved in its first part.

 

Gas

The gas composition varies from one site to another but is mainly composed of: methane with helium 10-25% and nitrogen 2-15%. A carbon dioxide was also detected.

Flora

Mud volcanoes create a very strange lunar landscape due to the absence of vegetation around the cones. Because of the very salty soil, few plants can survive here. However, this type of environment is good for some rare plant species, such as Nitraria schoberi and Obione verrucifera. Cool, right?

Visit fee:
At both Grand Paclele and Small Paclele you will be charged a visit fee as follows:

  • Adults   : 4 lei
  • Students: 2 lei
  • Pupila   : 1 leu

Timetable: 08:00 – 21:00

 

Here are some pictures of Little Mist:

 

Pretty, is not it?

Big Mist are just as beautiful and keep the same selenarian image as Little Mist. You will definitely feel that you no longer belong to this world and you will slowly,  move on to another planet. Below are some representative images from the Great Mist.

When wine is sweet!

The area is renowned for extensive vineyards, well-groomed vines full of bunches of grape berries that shine brightly in the sunlight, and magical liquor, freshly squeezed out of selected grape varieties.

On the Buzau Valley, the Pietroasa Research Center opens the Wine Road. Here you will be able to have unforgettable experiences. A 60-km road where you can taste the best wines in the area. Unfortunately, time did not allow me to do step by step, wine cellar by wine cellar, all the way, but I still managed to taste Bahus’s sweet liquor.

“On Barrels” (romanian: La Butoaie), is a very chic guesthouse in Pietroasele, where you can experience quality wines obtained from grape varieties, through carefully studied technological processes. Not just the wine will impress here, the guesthouse itself brings a vacation and quiet air, which you may not find anywhere else. Can you also sleep in a barrel of wine, what can be better in a wine cellar than to sleep in a huge barrel? Here are some pictures that will convince you to come to this place. I have tasted their wines, and their sweet muscadine is cut off from heaven!

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1 Comment

  • Luca Raluca 11/11/2018 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Ce poze frumoase! Trebuie sa ajungem si noi in aceasta zona superba.😘

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