Hotel Apollo Hermannstadt
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... 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 ...
Sibiu was a quaint town with a surprisingly beautiful central square hidden behind the walls of the old city. We stayed at a hostel a couple minutes from the city and were basically the only guests aside from a Danish guy named Andreas who was travelling in the opposite direction. We all went out for supper and got traditional food (except for the vegetarian who ate polenta and cheese with sour cream, which ...
... in the oven. He said that if he doesn’t do this to the grape juice it would start to ferment and, shortly afterwards, turn to wine.
After an hour and a half of helping Andrei with his meticulous wine-pouring project I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. Andrei said I could sleep in the big bed—he got out the inflatable bed for himself. I thanked him for his generosity and slipped into bed, wrapping myself tightly with the covers. It was ...
... all people know of Romania are horror stories of orphanages and poverty, a gymnast, and a few soccer players, forgetting the mountains, the lakes, the fertile earth, the fields of sunflowers lining up, the cobblestoned sidewalks, the best tomatoes in the world, how neighbors come with honey in exchange for apricots, how the milk still comes directly from the cow, how the music forces you to feel again, how the cities are not Western but Eastern, not worse just different. ...
... around the old citadel. Sighisoara is where Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler was from. His father was Vlad Dracul. Vlad Tepes was the inspiration for the story of Dracula. During my walk around the old town I ran into some of the others having a beer on a patio outside a restaurant that was formerly Vlad Tepes house. Joined them for a pint and then we all headed ...