Travel Blogs from Cluj-Napoca
Tuesday 8th July 2014
*We would have liked to stay longer in Erdobenye.
*We drive 150km along a mainly rural route towards the Romanian border. We pass through villages where there are stork nests on the top of every lamp post. Curiously some nests have just 1 adult standing guard whilst others have 4 or 5 clambering for space. Must google why!
... pull out window T.T. I didn't realize this until towards the end of the train ride; better late than never!
The hotel is pretty close to the train station, but the neighborhood is extremely sketchy. There is a corner where kids wait and approach asking for money. They look about 5-7 years old.
Checking in was pretty straight forward. Air conditioning cost extra, so we plan to just sleep without sheets.
-- Ryan L.
... also was cash only (though they said in the next few weeks they would start accepting VISA payments).
We passed by a few religious buildings, the town theater, the city’s central square, and a memorial. The main part of Cluj-Napoca is relatively small and we walked around most of the town within the afternoon. We stopped by McDonalds to get a meal because it comes with a free World Cup Coca-Cola souvenir glass =).
-- Ryan L.
Day 6: Today we continued on our travels and we crossed the border yet again and today we are going to Romania and we are going to Cluj-Napoca. When we got there we went to War-Zone Paintball Centre and we played paint balling their for the day. We had so much fun and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a fun day today and we are really looking forward to ...
... quicker, full of character, stories and jokes! The 10 hour train trip was long but we got to see some really beautiful countryside, snow capped mountains, forests and the occasional gypsy camp in run down towns. James' friends Cata and Rovi were waiting on the platform for us with big open arms. They drove us back to their place where we were given the grand tour of their house and sat out on their balcony for a drink and a huge chat with a stunning view of the city! ...