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Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... The mineral rich, hot water bubbles to the surface here and has been used in hot baths / pools, both indoor and outdoor.
Bathing has reputed health benefits. I’m unable to confirm that other than say I slept like a log, after my wallow. It was also an ideal place to pass a cool and windy day. Prices are amazingly low, I think. For a day pass which entitles access to all the pools, saunas and changing facilities costs ...
... the traffic volume was quite high with trams, bendy buses, buses, trolley buses, cars, horse carts, bicycles and pedestrians sharing the lane. Once past this bit the traffic suddenly came to a standstill. There was a group of horses (6) milling about on the road and pavement. They were frisky being out of their traces and they had no reins on them. We assumed they had escaped from a yard somewhere and went for an unsupervised canter. Fortunately ...
... 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 ...
... are a nutter.
So it's an exhilarating mind-blowing bimble down and down and down to the tree line. Here the tarmac improves and a long series of fast sweepers carry you down into the green shade.
Evening is drawing on and we are looking for tonight's accommodation. I spot the Vila Flora. It looks lovely and so it proves to be.
The old boy running the place has no foreign language at all but a series ...