Casa Anglia with Visions of Romania
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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!
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 ...
... continuing our walk through the tiny cobblestone streets was cut short by relentless rainfall, so our night ended with another underpriced, oversized meal at the local pub. Side note: Having experienced Romanian music on the radio and watched the video clips on "Romanian MTV" a few times now, I can truly say it is quite unique. Essentially, they just dub popular American songs with equivalent Romanian lyrics. Resulting in songs that never quite properly fit ...
... in making the town as rich and as prosperous as it was. Some even built and manned towers on the walls to defend the town during times of war. There's a silversmiths tower, a butchers tower, tailor and so on…
Our first day in the town though saw us in a sort of tourist taxi and heading out of the town to admire some of the local places of interest. First, we stopped at Biertan which is the most visited fortified church in the country. It has three defending ...
... us to the Romanian border, which we crossed hassle free. The drop off in wealth once across the border was immediately apparent, having travelled barely 1km into Romania and I was already having to overtake horse-drawn wagons. After a few hours driving, we arrived at Sighetu Marmatiei, a town in the Ukrainian border in far north Romania. From here we took a short road trip back through time by driving through the last peasant ...
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