As soon as we left Holland we noticed the stronger presence of Christianity. More churches, monasteries and chapels, more images of saints and angels, crosses and icons. When we entered Southern Germany and Austria we were often greeted with “Grüss Gott” (may God greet you). The rich decorations in- and outside churches and sacred places were obvious and undeniable. In Hungary we see a church in every village and some have an orthodox church or sometimes you see a synagog. In Romania added to all this are wayside shrines, a shelter along the road or on top of a hill where people can pray in peace. Houses often have crucifixes in the garden too. Christianity is very present in Romania and there are many orthodox monasteries and churches. The Churches of Bucovina are most famous and on the Unesco World Heritage list so we decided to visit them. Therefor we had to cycle further Northeast and make a roundtrip. Occasionally tough because we had to clime some steep hills on very bad roads but we were rewarded with beautiful scenery, warmhearted people and the churches and monasteries are spectacular.