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... she enjoys working the land. However, this is no longer a priority. They have jobs in town and the garden is a hobby.
Spending time in the village brings home the social complexities. Most of those I’ve seen in the streets have been old. Old ladies mostly. They tend to be squat in form. Legs and backs bowed from hours in the fields. Hands roughened and gnarled by labour and arthritis. The uniform dress is a long, full ...
... It helped to offset the tedium of 50kph.
We had been advised to overnight at a small campsite in Nires near Dej. It proved to be an interesting place. Firstly the approach looked very unlikely down a mud track.
We were welcomed by people who recognised us from De Vuurplaats. The other campers were all from Holland. The camp owners are Romanian – well, with a difference. He was born in the area which ...
... and there were quite a few cars parked on the side of the road. We knew when the double zero car passed us that there was a rally around here somewhere! Just a few kilometres further up the road it was closed. We managed to park Tilly nearby and Neville went for a look. It was the Sibiu Rally Challenge. The cars did a run up the road one way and then another run back down. I stayed ...
... later with a change over cylinder. Fantastic and off we
set very grateful for their help.
However whilst we were stuffing around time had marched on
and when we crossed into Romania we were in for a big shock. Romania is
definitely the poor peripheral country, road were not so good and the traffic a
little more random.
The first town is dominated by a coal burning power station
and the place just looked like we had seen in India. So we pushed ...
... that Poenari castle, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, is nearby just off the highway near the village of Arefu. I spot the signpost for Arefu and we ride up to the village. No sign of the castle though. The tarmac ends at a dusty crossroads and a ford across a stream.
We will have to turn back and ask for directions. But first the ford. Anything that Ewan and Charly can do.....
After a ...