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Travel Blogs from Bistrita
Whenever a BMW GS bike comes into earshot Charly, who has an ear for recognising specific exhaust notes, mutters "*******!" It's just his way.
So we bid farewell to our new found friends on their *******s and head north along the lake. After an hour or so of fairly treacherous mountain roads we see a sign for a pension-restaurant off in the forest and over a seriously rickety bridge spanning the River Bistrita. We have ...
... is the huge dam that creates the lake. The two sides could not be more of a contrast.
The rain is unrelenting so we are looking for an overnight stop with some urgency. The Pensiunea Ioana appears on the left with its underfloor garage. It's a no-brainer and we drive straight in and park up.
It's a neat and efficiently run guest house with a good menu, ...
Ok we made it to "The greatest road in the world"' (Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear).
No words until the morning. Sensory overload. Fill yer boots......
respectfully suggest you view this lot in slideshow ...
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!
... all his guests for a feast and fearful evening. Walking to the dinner you past displays of graves and pumpkin patches all with the fun Halloween feeling of ghoulish, but also authentic. You truly felt you were in the castle with Dracula and sharing his home. Although he is legendary, you cannot help but feel his presence as you approach the banquet hall with the tall drafty ceilings with echoing acoustics.
We got inside and saw a huge buffet ...
Other places to stay in Bistrita
Granicerilor 5, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $52
4 Piatra Fantanele, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $50
4 Piata Petru Rares, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $62
Piata Petru Rares nr.2, Bistrita | 2 star hotelfrom $46
28 Codrisor Street, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $33
80 Calea Moldovei, Bistrita | 3 star hotelfrom $33
Str.Parcului 19, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $88