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Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... carrying his P.C. Don't worry - he will survive.
* Today we are heading for Carisoara, a strategic stop at the beginning of one of Europe's most famous drives: the Transfagarasan. We journey along mostly minor rural roads ( often gravel track ) through picturesque villages where the horse is still very much the beast of burden and where the inhabitants are mostly involved in agriculture. There are still masses of sunflowers & stork ...
... disappointing, it was certainly windy but nothing spectacular. However, the final 30km blew us away, as the highway rounded the mountain top and the sheer cliffs and amazing views began. Agreeing with Top Gear, I would say that this is indeed the best road that I have ever driven. Our journey ended in Sibiu, with a walk around the Old Town and a much deserved healthy portion of Romanian dinner after over 7 hours if treacherous ...
... give us a view of where we
actually were and it was spectacular. High jagged peaks were all
around with the road winding it's way through them, there are no
barriers, no run off areas, just steep drops off to either side. You
are on your own up here.
The rain started to ease off as we
dropped down the northern side of the mountains towards Sebe and for
a while we enjoyed ...
okay so where are we? ah yes, Sibiu, a small town in Central Romania. what can I tell you about it? not a lot. In fact, probably about as much as the hostel owner told me, nothing. on arrival I was taken into a cafe/bar and had to fill out a form. pretty standard procedure, expect they normally fill the form out for you. I was then taken to my room, but given no tour of the kitchen or bathroom. I went back into the bar and asked for a map. I got handed a ...
... to make certain moves, which he usually does. Invariably the match is a battle of nerves through the first few dozen moves, playing for position, making tactical trades, and testing the opposition's defenses.
But there's always a pivotal point in these types of matches that everyone who's familiar with the game can sense when it arrives. Each time it would appear that the stronger player would make a tactical blunder. My eyes would ...