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Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... It turns out to be a horrible road, most certainly not worthy of a grand name like the roads that flank it.
It's Sunday and there is a lot of traffic including many heavy lorries causing tailbacks and fumes. It's a hot and unpleasant two hours as we progress slowly to Sibiu.
There's a very modern complex of filling stations and eateries at the roundabout at the top of the DN7. We stop and eat at a Subway outlet, then ...
... each new area.
* At lunch break we strike lucky & stop in Medias, a lovely little town with medieval origins.
* The cost of living is getting cheaper. Long may it continue. Romania seems very good value after the Eurozone countries.
* Thanks to Booking.com we have reserved a room in a little pension in the village of Cartisoara. It is an amazing website. Many participating members operate offer a 24 hr cancellation ...
Today was solely focused on battling the Transfagarasan highway, Top Gear's #1 ranked road to drive in the world! It consists of 90km of a formerly military highway, that twists and turns its way over Romania's highest peaks (over 2000m), it's height results in it only being open for a few months a year, conveniently beginning a week before we arrived. At the beginning if the Transfagarasan, the Poenari Castle overlooked the ...
... 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 ...