The traditional wedding in my fairytale realm
“There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved.”
― Michael Ende,
My fairy-tale place lies in Latoritei Mountains and has a lot of secrets waiting to be discovered. I have not even discovered them all yet, but every time I walk into this magical place I feel that a part of me gets to know more. Sometimes I’m surprised how I dream about mid-day being there when I’m not. I would like to stretch my wings and fly right there to sink into the snow clouds and bring the snow even to the nonbelievers and ask them to take advantage of this wonderful season and come once again to the slope. I would like people not to be so mean and see the good parts, because most of them see only the negative parts.
When I say Ski Resort Transalpina, I always sense a wave of emotion. The emotion is even greater as we know that the end of the season is slowly approaching, although we do not want it. Not because there is no snow, because there are no people to enjoy, like me, the snow in April. Sometimes I sit and think if all the efforts are in vain, or if by what we do we contribute to promote this wonderful place. Because what we have here at Ski Resort Transalpina is a national treasure that should be extended.
Although the season started later, we enjoyed the same quality events as every year. One of the most loved ones that attracts more tourists every year is the parade of the traditional Romanian blouse. This year we also chose to celebrate our beautiful traditional, the element that defines as a people and which presents the tradition of our national handcrafted costume by diligent and proud hands and passed on from generation to generation. It’s a beautiful and exciting moment every year, and the most beautiful is when we go down the slope with the skis or the snowboard and all eyes are directed towards us.
This year we had a special event – a traditional wedding with a bride and groom, with a rich meal for the hungry ones and with traditional dishes. I admired the beautiful traditional blouses, some of them very old ones and I appreciated the fact that the tourists chose to put them on and proudly wear them on the slope. We took pictures, we dances the traditional “Hora” and we enjoyed every moment we spent with friends.
The atmosphere was animated by the Winterthur team, which offered prizes, hosted funny contests, and supported the rhythm with quality music for us to enjoy. Ski Resort Transalpina offered to all those who wore a traditional blouse a promotional price for the purchase of a ski pass and the Alpina Ski rental center at the base of the slope proceeded similarly with promotional prices on the equipment.
I have been looking for a few days on the cameras to see what’s happening and how the weather is on the slope, and I challenge you not to give up the winter equipment so easily, because we still have a little time to feel good, to breathe fresh air and feel inspirational. This is the place that inspires me to write, the place that wakes up precious feelings in my heart, this is home, and this is my fairy-tale place.
Text by Yleana Bocu