A drone view of a curvy road reflects our main theme in this issue: rural development, communication and technology. Called Transfagarasan, this 150 km long Romanian mountain highway starts at Bascov in southern central Romania and it follows the valley of the River Argea and after mounting to the highest point, it descends to Cartisoara in the Olt Valley where the road ends. As one of the most spectacular roads in the world, the highway climbs, twists and descends through the Fagaras mountains, a part of the Transylvanian Alps, which are very rich in unique wildlife. 

Published: 2018-12-28