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... modern 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 ...
... disappointing, it was certainly windy but nothing spectacular. However, the final 30km blew us away, as the highway rounded the mountain top and the sheer cliffs and amazing views began. Agreeing with Top Gear, I would say that this is indeed the best road that I have ever driven. Our journey ended in Sibiu, with a walk around the Old Town and a much deserved healthy portion of Romanian dinner after over 7 hours if treacherous ...
... wagons and Danish caravan convoys. Standard overtaking procedure required blind faith that there was no oncoming traffic and accelerate aggressively through the winding turns. Shortly after arriving at Sighisoara, Rose and I were exploring the Old Town, a well preserved village within city walls, complete with clock tower and citadel. Hiking to the citadel on top of the hill required walking through an eerie graveyard, giving a very Transylvanian feel to the ...
... us in touch with every stone we came across! About 15km south of the town we arrived in Apold and had we not seen the odd car pass us, we would be forgiven for thinking we were the only people there. The old church here has been restored but is not swamped by tourists. We climbed around the old buildings by ourselves, up and down dusty wooden ladders, in and out of dark dungeon like cellars, and rested under the hot midday sun! Seriously - this place is heaven!!
It had finally come time to say goodbye to Hungary, just not quite as quickly as we had planned! Having reached the Hungarian border crossing we appeared to be having difficulties with the Border police, who spoke very little English. Though I was a little surprised when I interpreted his saying "Ooh-rain" meant Ukraine and having the realisation that our trusty GPS had led us astray. However, the police became exceedingly helpful ...
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