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... squeezed onto every available road side place for a mile either side. The entire local population is milling around the stalls or wandering in the road.
We crawl through this chaos, finally reaching a main road, and now making better progress as we ride on to Ramnicu Vacea.
From here the DN7 road crosses the mountains on a low pass between the Transalpina to the west and the Transfăgărășan to ...
... 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 ...
... dry run towards town at a good strong
pace. Jackets and trousers were even starting to dry out until, just
outside town, the heavens opened again with a vengence ensuring that
we arrived at our hotel well and truly soaked. Lovely.
So, we have ridden the TransAlpina. We
haven't seen much of it mind you, but enough to make us resolve to
ride it again some time. On a dry day.....
... the bus to Bucharest is where I am writing this entry, again on winding roads through the countryside. the hostel I have booked in Bucharest sent a very helpful email through with extensive directions on how to get to the hostel. I never know how to react to this. are they trying to be genuinely helpful, or is it a case of "everybody gets lost coming here, you won't do any better, even with these directions." from my experiences so far, probably a bit of ...