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Travel Blogs from Sighisoara
The day kicks-off with a long drive to Transylvania, covering some of the most scenic countryside that I have ever driven through. Long winding roads through mountain passes, peasant villages, rolling green hills and Romania's best music on the radio were consistent throughout the 6 hour journey. However, it came at the cost of an average speed of 60km/h, as the roads become infuriatingly poor quality for long periods of time and overtaking battles were fought over ...
... part of the world being like stepping in back in time is true, but you won't get areal sense of it until you get out of your car and resort to more sedate transport. Farmers still use horse power to cart stuff around, the tractors we do see are small and have been lovingly maintained from some decades ago. Fields are small and much of the work is still done on a smaller scale. We cycled at leisurely pace through the scenery trying to take it all in. The narrow bike seat ...
... historical value and current practicality. Lunch was good-- albeit huge. Since you order your main and sides separately the group of us should have teamed up better. Ben and I both had chicken schnitzel, and he ordered mashed potatoes and cheesy cauliflower while I ordered a carrot/cabbage salad. Each side could have easily been shared by three people and we each got two large pieces of chicken. The Cokes we ordered came in little vintage glass bottles; mine ...
... No Sighisoara today. The old woman went to the french girls and took them inside. I never saw them again. I was joined by a man about my age who was also planning to take my bus. When I told him how long I'd been waiting, he told me I should have taken the noon bus. In the next hour, a nervous crowd formed, all anxious to get on the next minibus. There were about 40 of us by the time 1:00 came. Forty for maybe 12 seats.
After exploring the Parliament Palace and the place where Vlad the Impaler used to live - we went into the mountains to Sighisoara - amazing scenery on the way.
The interesting thing about the Parliament is that it is the second largest building in the world - second only to the Pentagon - and it was built during the rein of Nicolae Ceausescu for his ego - while his ...
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