Transylvania with its rolling pasturelands, mountains, forts, castles and neat villages and medieval towns is perhaps one of the most interesting places I have ever visited.  The meadows are lush with wild flowers and traditional farming methods are still practised.  From the harness maker to the blacksmith to the weaver to the shepherds, everyone plays a part in keeping this region of Romania the most unspoilt part of Europe.  In every village storks make nests on telegraph poles or chimney pots.  It is considered lucky.  Cows and goats and horses leave together in the early morning and walk to the fields to graze.  Every evening they come back and stand outside their respective houses to be let in.  It is a daily event watched by all the villagers.