The Kazan Straits is a wonder and splendour in every sense. I had the great pleasure of exploring the area for three and a half very full days this summer. All I had beforehand were picturesque impressions from various chronicles and very limited tourist information. But my greatest asset pre-arrival was a promising hotel that indeed provided all I needed to set me up, so regardless of all else I took my leave by overnight train from Budapest to Orșova, the “Kazan Capital” in south-western Romania, which overlooks not only these rare and significant peaks but also the majestic and equally grand River Danube.

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