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... an absolute piece of ****, taking us on a bit of a wild goose chase. Having studied the route yesterday on Google maps, I noticed that Garmin came up with a slightly different path, but figured they would be more trustworthy - wrong! For some reason, Garmin likes sending you on secondary roads, so not only were we always traveling at a slow speed, but we also had to pass through every little town on the way, dodging horse-drawn carts for ...
... give us a view of where we
actually were and it was spectacular. High jagged peaks were all
around with the road winding it's way through them, there are no
barriers, no run off areas, just steep drops off to either side. You
are on your own up here.
The rain started to ease off as we
dropped down the northern side of the mountains towards Sebe and for
a while we enjoyed ...
... and about 25 mins to get back down!! It was interesting though and that's today's exercise done! After our morning trek, we drove on up the Tranfagarsan Road, the road that links Transylvania to Wallachia, 2 regions. It goes between the countries 2 highest peaks and the van reached 2067m, the highest road so far. The 'Trans Marathon' was also on so we saw loads of poor souls slogging it up and ...
... no nearby castles (nor vampires that I'm aware of) but the city is situated around a large fortress/quadrangle. It's called the Cetate Bastionare and encloses both a Roman Catholic Cathedral and a Romanian Orthodox Cathedral as well as a hotel, some sort of University and a consortium of restaurants, bars and small cafes. We had an excellent dinner in a very cool seemingly underground "medieval" cafe. It was hot today (upper 90s) and ...
... there, hired staff, found volunteers, and saved the Hungarian language school in Torocko. Today, that number has swollen to 29 children.
We knocked on the door of the children’s home and a few children greeted us and went to get their caretaker. As always, they were extremely welcoming and they showed us their rooms and garden. They have a very pretty house, a large garden ...