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Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... squeezed onto every available road side place for a mile either side. The entire local population is milling around the stalls or wandering in the road.
We crawl through this chaos, finally reaching a main road, and now making better progress as we ride on to Ramnicu Vacea.
From here the DN7 road crosses the mountains on a low pass between the Transalpina to the west and the Transfăgărășan to ...
... She has trained her parents so well that they work for her when she is absent!. They cook a delicious supper for us of freshly caught river trout served with home brewed wine which is entirely palatable - especially after a long day's drive. SG communicates with the father in German and we get by. He is a former Judo professional and used to work in East Germany training the national team. We make sure we pay our bill!
* More World Cup football - ...
... 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 ...
... Jochen read his book. Then the ferry arrived.
Well, when I say ferry, this was actually two seperate hulls welded
together to form a pontoon style deck with a ramp sticking out the
front, but she did our job well and at €2 for the bike and a
further €1 for the rider was good value.
We were running a bit later than
expected after the ferry but headed on north ...
... English is also a challenge with very few locals being able to speak. After an hour of window browsing, I was finally able to locate a handful of postcards and where the closest post office was to buy stamps.
All in all this was a beautiful place in Romania to visit before heading to Dracula's hometown. A great start to the immersion into Romanian culture with its beautiful architecture with a hint of Gothic and its eastern European feel.