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... in the form of our aforementioned Austrian hosts. Having lived in Romania for many years now, the family has recently embarked upon developing their beautiful piece of Transylvanian forest with the addition of two straw bale houses. They are a really generous family of four, with two teenagers, plus various other people contributing to the property. We have even been lucky enough to spend some time with their animals; horses, donkeys, dogs and cat. There has also been a busy stream ...
... watch tv in the kitchen again but this guy kept talking to me. He seemed drunk. He was talking about this weird stuff that I should go visit Pakistan and that he can't be let in the USA. He was like do you want to know why? I didn't but I responded with if you want to tell me. If you go to Iran or Iraq, the USA won't let you in. I'm not going to bore you Gentle Readers. I watched some more TV and went to ...
... 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 ...
... 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.