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So I thought it had been a while since we wrote, and indeed it has been. Since writing last, we did make it to Brasov, Romania and we decided we liked it so much in Transylvania that we arranged a brief period of work. For the past week we have been assisting with the construction of a straw bale house in the town of Salicea, Romania. I am now sitting in the 'warm room' (room with a wood fired oven) of our very welcoming Austrian hosts' home. If I stand on my tip toes I can see Cluj ...
So only one person has commented on my picture that said ferocious bears attacked the church. Not true. I just wanted to see the reactions. Haha. Those lines in the church came to be bc the soldiers would sharpen their swords on the church so they had God's protection in battle. Bibiana and I woke after sleeping in which I definitely needed and made her happy. We walked around to two museums and one ...
Tuesday 8th July 2014
*We would have liked to stay longer in Erdobenye.
*We drive 150 km 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!
It is early evening in Bucharest and I can already feel the difference between here and Cluj.
Bucharest is a bigger city, but I prefer the feel of Cluj. A big turn off was the mass amounts of people that approach asking to buy their products/services or just give them money.
It took a while, but we managed to find our place of stay. Luckily it is close to the train station. Tripaedvisor says there is ...
We haven't passed any "changer" that allows us to purchase currency with our VISA credit cards. Since I don’t want to be charged for a cash advance or a foreign ATM withdrawal, we are trying to live off credit card purchases while in Romania. Especially since we are only in 2 Romanian cities for a total of 2 full days.
Everything is quite affordable in Cluj-Napoca, and the grocery store next door accepts VISA (luckily). We were ...