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... I take to sightseeing the following day. Exploring the some of the regions infamous Orthodox churches. Dating from the 15th and 16th centuries the monasteries are painted in descriptive motifs highlighting important tales from the bible and chronicling the saints and profits. The landscape dotted with so many it is hard to choose which ones to visit but by about the 4th or 5th they all start to look the same so choose wisely.
... distracts from the ambiance of the area. It's crowded, hot and humid and takes very little time to explore. If you want a pretty old city that has cashed in on tourism to hang out in this is it. Overpriced and not overly spectacular in comparison to other old towns If you don't have a tonne of time to spare- skip it. You find a ...
... later with a change over cylinder. Fantastic and off we
set very grateful for their help.
However whilst we were stuffing around time had marched on
and when we crossed into Romania we were in for a big shock. Romania is
definitely the poor peripheral country, road were not so good and the traffic a
little more random.
The first town is dominated by a coal burning power station
and the place just looked like we had seen in India. So we pushed ...
... forms of transport & partly finished villas are everywhere to be seen. These are surely a sign of an absent workforce who send money back home. Building projects happen as & when..
* We drive into the hills known as Transylvania. It is a wonderfully rural route. We see many more horse & carts. Farmers & their families are busy in the fields getting the hay ready. There ...
... nodded and laughed when I asked if he drank on the job - he may or may not be kidding, but he can apparently dodge cows and speeding cars, so I'm reasonably okay with that).
After dinner, we constructed a bonfire-type-thing, and drank wine out of plastic cups and told ghost stories, some of which were just stories of accidents and not paying proper attention to ones' surroundings. But ah well, I supposed most of them are.