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Travel Blogs from Alba Iulia
... Jochen read his book. Then the ferry arrived.
Well, when I say ferry, this was actually two seperate hulls welded
together to form a pontoon style deck with a ramp sticking out the
front, but she did our job well and at €2 for the bike and a
further €1 for the rider was good value.
We were running a bit later than
expected after the ferry but headed on north ...
... 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 ...
Today was our last day in Torocko. In the morning, David and I wanted to climb the Szekely Ko for a third time, but it was pouring outside. The route we wanted to take would have been tricky even in good weather and it would have been unwise to try to navigate the slippery rocks and ledges to the cave we wanted to enter today. Next time.
Late in the morning, we decided to visit the ...
... standing in front of me, creeping up behind me, standing next to me waiting for me to drop something.
When David got back, he kept following us. As we were buying tickets, he tried taking something out of my backpack, but was unsuccessful. We decided to leave the train station as it was dark, gloomy, and boring and this kid was really starting to annoy us.
So, we had 5 and half hours to kill. We walked around ...