Travel Blogs from Bistrita
... machinery and the Romanian version of the haystack is the hayman – it is made
by hand not machine.
*Our destination for tonight is Dej and it is sadly not the rural idyll we hoped. It is a busy little place without too many facilities. We eat yet another pizza supper in a small
restaurant in the old town centre.
* More World Cup football on TV - Germany v Brazil.
... disappointing, it was certainly windy but nothing spectacular. However, the final 30km blew us away, as the highway rounded the mountain top and the sheer cliffs and amazing views began. Agreeing with Top Gear, I would say that this is indeed the best road that I have ever driven. Our journey ended in Sibiu, with a walk around the Old Town and a much deserved healthy portion of Romanian dinner after over 7 hours if treacherous ...
... wagons and Danish caravan convoys. Standard overtaking procedure required blind faith that there was no oncoming traffic and accelerate aggressively through the winding turns. Shortly after arriving at Sighisoara, Rose and I were exploring the Old Town, a well preserved village within city walls, complete with clock tower and citadel. Hiking to the citadel on top of the hill required walking through an eerie graveyard, giving a very Transylvanian feel to the ...
... inhabited from that period and the walls have been restored and maintained to high degree. The most magnificent tower stands over the main entrance to the citadel and is capped by one large and four smaller spires, all decorated with stunning and iridescent looking tiles. You can climb the tower and learn about the town history from the museum inside. There were something like twenty guilds and handicraft associations founded within the walls and each had a role ...
It had finally come time to say goodbye to Hungary, just not quite as quickly as we had planned! Having reached the Hungarian border crossing we appeared to be having difficulties with the Border police, who spoke very little English. Though I was a little surprised when I interpreted his saying "Ooh-rain" meant Ukraine and having the realisation that our trusty GPS had led us astray. However, the police became exceedingly helpful ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed