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... pulled into a gas station for the obligatory pee and snack break, only to find thatched we could not get the car into reverse! There was obviously some sort of a safety on reverse, and the usual Volkswagen trick of pushing down on the shifter before putting it into reverse didn't work. The user manual was not very helpful, as it was written in Romanian and the pictures weren't really illustrating what needed to be done.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...