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... fast 20 kilometre hop to the turning for the Transfăgărășan.
The road was built by the Romanian military at the instigation of the communist dictator Nicolai Coucescu supposedly for tactical reasons, but it is nowadays thought to be his pet vanity project. He set out to create an Alpine drive to rival the best in the west, and he surely succeeded.
A lot of money was spent and a lot of ...
... 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 ...
... its lofty position atop a mountain, requiring some 1500 steps to reach. Lesser known by tourists, this is the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler, however, it predominately lies in ruins thanks to a bombardment of Turkish artillery. Featuring some examples of impaling at the entrance and it's eerie history made this castle an imposing sight. Back in the car we begun our journey along the Transfagarasan. After the first 60km ...
... 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 ...
... UK along with my belongings that didn't fit in my suitcase. I then embarked on the next chapter of my journey to Transylvania Romania to celebrate Halloween with the king of the holiday - ole count Dracula himself. I was definitely hoping for a very very fun and mystical experience over the next week in the country where he resides - ROMANIA.
I landed safely into Bucharest and met up with my tour mates. We went for a group meal to get to ...