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Travel Blogs from Ploiesti
Monday 10 October - Saturday 15 October 2011
Central Hotel Ploiesti
Weather - A little chilly at times, some rain - of course
What a train ride. Now we have to try and make our selves presentable to our relatives most of whom we have never meet before. We have all come to Romania to visit Opa' …
We left the guesthouse this morning with a tub full of home grown tomatoes, peppers, chillis and raspberries, which was lovely (chilli for dinner tonight!) We crossed into Romania over the Danube on what was a very suspect barge thing, lucky the river wasn't very wide so we weren't on it for long! We had decided to give Bucharest a miss but traveled towards there to camp for the night. A pretty uneventful day, just driving really. Again no pics...
... in small packs. Much to our dismay, they also party in packs as well. We were all kept awake last night by what sounded like a large pack barking all night long outside of our hotel. One of our riders, Brigitta, rode in Romania last year and wound up taking 3 dogs home with her! I don't plan on picking up any four-legged souvenirs. Speaking of Brigitta, I need to tell you about the 4 "European" riders on our tour. Brigitta is not only a dog lover, but she ...
Having cycled in mediterranean countries, I am used to the agricultural crops of wine and (olive)oil. They alternate each other in the landscape, the wine mainly on the slopes, the oil trees on other places.
New to me is the combination of wine and crude oil, as we found in the Walachian region. It makes an interesting landscape. Not sure whether the the taste of the one influences the taste of the other.
... all can sit inside.
We wish for them that they will manage and so we contributed to the work by giving a donation.
We kindly suggest you do the same and get out of your comfort zone for a second and use the details below to contribute your part! Thanks
Fundatia "Bucuria Ajutorucui"
Banca Comerciala Romana Urlati