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... we can add to the blog during and after our trip.
As regards our Romanian holiday we have booked our accommodation, a real mixture of smart(ish) hotels, wayside B&Bs and self catering. We have the outline of a route-around 4000 kms in total taking us over the Transalpina and the Transfagarasan via a few castles all the way to the Danube Delta on the Black Sea and back via the Iron Gate Gorge,Belgrade and Zargreb.
... Age dating back to 5,000 BC, making the mine 7,000 years old!! This make
Salzwelten the oldest salt mine in the world!
During the 1800's there were even more big time for discoveries at the mine, like in 1833 when mining director Johann Georg Ramsauer found the Hallstatt miners burial ground. This along with other comprehensive finds from the early Iron Age (800 – 400 BC) have lead historians to call the period the ...
... also adds to the cool and refreshing feeling. I've found it really relaxing to rest here for a couple days and take in the scenery and feel of this country. We will be heading to Italy tomorrow, starting with Venice, which I absolutely cannot wait for!
A few things that I have noticed are different about Europe and have been quite consistent across the different countries we've been to so far-
Shhh we are in Austria. The loudest noise is the cuckoo birds (that don't go on the hour by the way). Austrians are so well behaved and well mannered. The drivers are considerate, stop for pedestrians, never speed, pull over if there is not enough room. Unlike the Italian where it is a competition for who has the biggest vehicle or balls! Every square cm is so organized, even men, the men wearing their leather pants and funny little hats are immaculate.
... an hour- we checked just before we left, saying we hope that the sun will burn away the clouds as it did yesterday. He did not tell us that we could have caught the bus up the hill. So we walked for an hour of which half of it was climbing up a steep hill on a winding road. ( that's all I am going to say). We walked along the fast flowing river, then along a very fast flowing creek going down hill and the trees became very tall and at points we could see over them. ...