BEST WESTERN Central Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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- Pets allowed
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What a neat city! We didn't have a great first impression, since the taxi that took us from the train station to the hostel tried to charge us the equivalent of $120 for a 7 minute cab ride in the Romanian currency (we ended up paying 10 euros which was like 5x too much anyways but better than 100!) Fortunately, things only improved from there, and we had only positive experiences with cab ...
... an important role in its liberation from communism during the revolution in 1989. We rode around the city making lots of stops along the way. Like any European city, we marvelled at the enormousness and detail of the churches. We went into a couple - one catholic and one orthodox. We also saw two of three synagogues in the city. At one point, there was an important and decent sized Jewish population here, but that has dramatically decreased. Only ...
Timisoara is known for being one of Romania's most beautiful larger cities, full of pedestrian zones and green spaces. It isn't always high on the list of destinations for tourists to Romania, but became a stop out of convenience for us - reasonable trains and buses to Romanian from Belgrade can be a bit tricky, and since GEA Tours also offered a Belgrade-Timisoara shuttle, it made perfect sense for us to stop a night here.
Luckily for ...
... average speed is low, around 40mph. We stretch the legs on the well-surfaced carriageways when we can and thunder on across the interminable plain.
There are hundreds of stalls selling melons along the route. There's rarely much of a pull-in for shoppers so we're often forced out to the tank tracks as we pass them by.
"Well I dreamed I saw the silver space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun.
Highlight of the day for me was at the Hungary/Romania border, got asked for the bike docs by a Romanian border guard, I gave him an A4 receipt from the hotel in Brno (Written in English) he had a good look and than passed it back with a cheery "Thanks"