Travel Blogs from Cluj-Napoca
Today began with a walking tour of Baia Mare - and I was right; there isn't a lot going on here. Not far from the borders of Hungary and the Ukraine, Baia Mare gained prominence as a mining town beginning in the 1300s, boasting prosperity that lasted into the 18th century. [While it is still a relatively populous city, it also holds the dubious …
September 1, 2007 Cluj and Tour Guide We flew into Cluj on a prop jet operated by Carpatair - a Romanian airline in partnership with Swiss Air. It was an uneventful flight except for a hard landing and air pressure problems in the cabin. We got about $160 at the airport ATM, then took a taxi to the hotel for 70 leus (1 leu ~ 40¢). We checked into …
Tuesday 8th July 2014
*We would have liked to stay longer in Erdobenye.
*We drive 150km along a mainly rural route towards the Romanian border. We pass through villages where there are stork nests on the top of every lamp post. Curiously some nests have just 1 adult standing guard whilst others have 4 or 5 clambering for space. Must google why!
... pull out window T.T. I didn't realize this until towards the end of the train ride; better late than never!
The hotel is pretty close to the train station, but the neighborhood is extremely sketchy. There is a corner where kids wait and approach asking for money. They look about 5-7 years old.
Checking in was pretty straight forward. Air conditioning cost extra, so we plan to just sleep without sheets.
-- Ryan L.
... also was cash only (though they said in the next few weeks they would start accepting VISA payments).
We passed by a few religious buildings, the town theater, the city’s central square, and a memorial. The main part of Cluj-Napoca is relatively small and we walked around most of the town within the afternoon. We stopped by McDonalds to get a meal because it comes with a free World Cup Coca-Cola souvenir glass =).
-- Ryan L.