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More rail travel, Sighișoara, Romania travel blog

More rail travel

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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My train to Budapest wasn't until 17.00, so I had a lot of time to kill in Sighișoara before then. I got up late, checked out at the latest possible time and put my big case, carrier bag and rucksack into their luggage room. Then I went for a ...

BL #29: Stumble Upon An Enchanted Forest, Sibiel, Romania travel blog

BL #29: Stumble Upon An Enchanted Forest

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... his response: "No, he's just a happy Romanian that wants to share palinka with you, even though the Dutch don't want Romania in the Schengen zone!"  The Dutch family was completely taken aback, yet still managed to chuckle along with us, once the ...

BL #33: Hike the Bucegi Mountains, Bușteni, Romania travel blog

BL #33: Hike the Bucegi Mountains

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... as Peles Castle was, we actually came to Sinaia for a different reason - to do a bit of hiking in the mountains of Romania, and to briefly escape the country's stifling heat.  Sinaia itself isn't that great, a very expensive tourist town, that is a ...

Fascinating and beautiful, Sighișoara, Romania travel blog

Fascinating and beautiful

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... German continued to be the language used to teach in even after WWI, when Transylvania officially transferred from Austria - Hungary to Romania.    The church was interesting too - a contrast to all the Orthodox churches I've seen in Bulgaria ...

BL #36: Party Like a Romanian, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

BL #36: Party Like a Romanian

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Bucharest, the last stop in Romania - it's a city full of stereotypes, mostly-bad ones, and today was a real treat, as we discovered that most of them are false.  While they may have once been true, if you believe the stories, Bucharest is overrun ...

Arrival in Transylvania, Sighișoara, Romania travel blog

Arrival in Transylvania

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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I'm typing this in the restaurant attached to my hostel, as there's no wifi connection in my dorm. I've just had dinner at another restaurant - I had a traditional Romanian dish of cornmeal mush with cheese and sour cream (much tastier than it ...

environmentalism at its finest...., Rosia Montana, Romania travel blog

environmentalism at its finest....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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  I have been making some great environmental contacts here in Romania.  This Peace Corps couchsurfing guy connected me to the Peace Institute and to the Rosia Montana Initiative and the connections from there continue to surface.   I ...

The Dirty Dozen: The Sequel, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Dirty Dozen: The Sequel

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Some people are on the pitch.... they think it's all over.... It is now!" Kenneth Walstenholme, 1966 We were staying in this pretty nice hostel called Villa Helga, and as is often the case it was made better by the abundance of people that we met. It ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Bucharest was incredibly hot and humid, almost at Guayaquil levels, but very interesting. First of all I had fun exploring the old town. There was no free breakfast at the hostel, so I visited a bakery instead and ate the result (a small savoury pastry ...

Bucharest!!!, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... "Big Ugly Eastern Bloc City" that I had on first impression. Of course the obligatory history plug: The former dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu was a bit of a megalomaniac. During his reign from 1965 until he was deposed in the 1989 revolution, ...

BL #31: Propose In A Beautiful, Esoteric Location, Sighisoara, Romania travel blog

BL #31: Propose In A Beautiful, Esoteric Location

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... , so that meant it would have to be somewhere in Romania, the final leg of our trip together.  Based on limited knowledge of Romania, the short list came down to Peles Castle, Sighisoara, or Lake Vidraru, but it would have to be a spur of the moment ...

BL #34: Debunk the Dracula Myth, Brasov, Romania travel blog

BL #34: Debunk the Dracula Myth

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... not the cute and cuddly Count from Sesame Street!! So of course, we also fell into the trap that nearly all other tourists in Romania fall into, and we followed all the other lemmings to Bran Castle, the most famous of Dracula sites, and this country's ...

Palaces and the House of the People, Wallachia, Romania travel blog

Palaces and the House of the People

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... boulevard with big, beautiful run down mansions on one side and ugly more modern looking structures on the other. I really enjoyed Romania. The countryside was stunning and the houses lovely - even in the rural areas. Some places were a let down, ...

BL #32: Learn to Appreciate a European Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

BL #32: Learn to Appreciate a European Castle

A travel blog entry by pwong

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After any significant period of European traveling, it's inevitable that you will reach a point where you can no longer tolerate visiting another church, or another castle.  It's funny how they can go from being some of the most amazing buildings ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Relaxing day in Sighișoara, Sighișoara, Romania travel blog

Relaxing day in Sighișoara

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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I had a very calm and relaxing day today, recovering from the physical strain of yesterday and the day before. I felt quite stiff and without energy, though saying that my lovely late lunch gave me some! Stuffed cabbage rolls with more of the cornmeal ...

Hello Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Hello Romania

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... my book, I looked out of the window a lot. I loved all the fields of sunflowers, both in Bulgaria and Romania. At Ruse, the last Bulgarian town before the Danube border crossing, border police came on board and checked passports; then in Giurgiu ...

BL #35: Drive a Giant Red Jelly Bean, Lake Vidraru, Romania travel blog

BL #35: Drive a Giant Red Jelly Bean

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... of Top Gear fame, it can be one of the highlights of any visit here.  It's the second-highest road in Romania, winding through the Southern Carpathian Mountains like a serpent's twisted body, complete with hairpin turns, S-curves, and sharp rises and ...

Trees of Green, Transylvania, Romania travel blog

Trees of Green

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... lived and Stoker based Dracula. Although he had never been there.... and wrote the book in Whitby... and Dracula wasn't published in Romania until 1989.... but that's another story. Stoker, that was, not Vlad. Vlad was rubbish too, but for different, ...

Brasov train station, Brasov, Romania travel blog

Brasov train station

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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Home Stay, Vadu Izel, Romania travel blog

Home Stay

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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After a marathon travel day..we arrived at our homestay in the village of Vadu Izel in the Maramures region of Romania.  Had a great huge dinner (seems the norm here in Eastern Europe!) and went to ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Transylvania, Sighisoara, Romania travel blog

Transylvania

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Cluj, Cluj-Napoca, Romania travel blog

Cluj

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Sfantu Gheorge, Sfantu Gheorge, Romania travel blog

Sfantu Gheorge

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Suceava, Suceava, Romania travel blog

Suceava

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Guru Humorului, Guru Humorului, Romania travel blog

Guru Humorului

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Maramures, Baia Mare, Romania travel blog

Maramures

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Prislop Pass, Prislop Pass, Romania travel blog

Prislop Pass

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Oradea, Oradea, Romania travel blog

Oradea

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