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... hearing us struggle for several minutes, we received a knock on the window - a local figured out what was up, and gave us a quick education on Romanian shift knobs. There's a nondescript little button that you need to pull up on in order to pop the car into reverse - so simple, yet so difficult, but we were soon on our way to Sibiel, a tiny little village just outside of SIbiu.
Another challenge today was the fact that Garmin ...
... a lunch stop
in Craiova the ground started to rise, slowly at first then very much
more dramatically as we started onto the TransAlpina. But it was
raining, heavily and even the YingBo couldn't help to make matters
any better. By the time we reached the top we were in thick cloud
and heavy rain with winds swirling about us. Luckily though, for
just a minute or two the clouds ...
... 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 ...