The city of Retrograd, high in the Carpathians, cannot be found in most travel books. Those who have been there remain silent. Their experience having been quite disorienting.
Time somehow flows differently in Retrograd. Once the visitor enters through its gates he finds himself moving backwards – involuntarily and without danger of bumping into anyone and anything. This is accompanied by intense deja vu. The Central Plaza with its breathtaking fountains, particularily when full of people, could be memorable. But there is a difficulty; as soon as the visitor leaves the city he finds it hard to remember. It is as if he has just woken up and all that has happened disappears into the haze of an unrecollected dream. Even I find it strenuous. For example the fountains; the water doesn’t flow from above, it somehow lazily jumps into the pipes which in turn… Hummph, you’ll just have to see it for yourself.*
*You can book with Yercrum Tours, Retrograd’s premium travel agency, if you can find them. 😉