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... Hmmm. Not an easy place to turn in and where to go from there? These side streets were surprisingly empty. Perhaps being a residential area people were at church or in their houses. Unexpectedly a smiling, well gently chuckling, fellow approaches from around the corner. He only spoke Romanian but understood that we were definitely lost. We showed him where we wanted to go. There was much chuckling from him and shaking of his head as it was ...
... shortly after opening time and there was no queue to get in. By the time we came out there was a queue of about 100 metres long. It's believed that Bram Stoker who wrote the Dracula novel used Bran Castle as the home for Dracula.
We headed for the Transfargaran Road which is the road described by Top Gear as the best
in the world. We saw a couple of rally cars on ...
... 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 ...
Holy fire and brimstone! I made it almost to the bus station when it just poured. I ran across this intersection where the wind was pushing the rain and me. My entire lower left side was soaked. Eventually the right lower part of my body became wet. I looked like a soaked rat when I arrived at the train station. Luckily I have extra clothing so I ...
... was like going back in time. The streets are all cobblestone, and the buildings are brightly painted different colours. We had to rush through which was too bad, but we didn't want to miss our train back to Sibiu. One cool thing we did see (from the outside) was Vlad the Impaler's birthplace. We woke up early on the 7th and hopped on the train to Brasov, central Romania, to meet up with Dimity and Rich again ...