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- 3 Varlans' Country Villa. It was designed for guests' rest, relaxation and fun.
- Alex Vraciu - An American Naval Ace (aviator) of Romanian descent
- An aviator life... all collected in one book
- Asociatia Aerospatiala Romana
- Doru Varlan - A few largely recognized personal qualities
- In what an aviator believes: Doru Varlan
- Our four daughters
- The first book we have published: Scoala Superioara de Aeronautica Civila
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- Vizit BERCA
Where you find us?
As a rule, we live in Bucharest, but you may frequently find us at our family country villa, located in ROMANIA, BUZAU County, BERCA Commune, on the laft bank of Buzau River, on DJ 203L
N 45.2814884 (45.16.53,351)
E 26.6963363 (26.41.812)
miercuri, 3 octombrie 2018
The Berca Mud Volcanoes stand for one of the most interesting mixed reservations (geological and botanical) in Romania. It has been protected since 1924. Due to landslides, deforestation, downpours, and mudflows, there is an eerie and lunar atmosphere in the reservation.
The term “mud volcano” pertains to the scientific field and defines a slow or sudden mud eruption followed by gas emissions or even petroleum releases.
Mud volcanoes were first noticed in our country near Berca Locality by H. Cognard, a Frenchman, in 1867, in his attempt to find petroleum. Almost a quarter of the mud volcanoes in the world are linked to the Alpine-Carpathian-Himalayan Mountain Chain, starting from Italy, then Romania, Black Sea, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan.
Placed in the Berca Depression (Buzau County) in the Sub Carpathians of Curvature, the site is of utmost importance for the community, Natura 2000 – ROSCI0272. The Berca Mud Volcanoes represent one of the most interesting natural reservations in Europe. The 60-acre area is protected by law.
The mud volcanoes can be categorised into three groups: mud volcanoes due to the emission of natural gases, mud volcanoes due to the emission of volcanic gases, and mud volcanoes of seismic origin.
The mud volcanoes from the Buzau Sub Carpathians are formed due to the underground eruptions of gases generated by oilfields hundreds of metres deep. The gas released by the black oil magma penetrates through crevices and fissures, adding up variable amounts of mud and water.
The craters are up to 6 m high with permanent or intermittent eruptions, whose intensity depend on the water that infiltrates the soil. Around the volcanoes there is salt efflorescence formed as a crust and there is no vegetation.
The mud volcanoes were named by the locals “mist” or “pots”. In the Berca-Arbanasi area there are three places with mud volcanoes called Little Mud Volcanoes, Big Mud Volcanoes and Beciu Mud Volcanoes.
Access is made via DN 10 (Buzau – Brasov) until km 18, then DP Satuc-Berca- Joseni- Policiori until km 8, and DC Polciori – Pacle until km 5, plus 3 km to the left for the Little Mud Volcanoes and 1 km ahead for Big Mud Volcanoes.
(Information taken from: https://travelguideromania.com/berca-mud-volcanoes/)