Travel Blogs from Bistrita
... who I am and who I am looking for. Asking for a map to their home. The second, a sheet for my family explaining who I am and how I know about them. I don't have high hopes but I set off in the morning hoping for a miracle.
I arrive in town and stop at the local grocer. The girl behind the counter speaking no English reads my sheet. She has no idea who I am after. I am about to leave and seek another local when a man comes in and she asks him about my ...
I opt to stay one more night in Brasov to take a day trip to the raved about old city of Sighisoara. The late 13th century citadel is surrounded by fortified walls and contains cobble stoned streets, an ancient clock tower and is rumored to be the birth place of our old friend Dracula. While a pretty city it is open to ...
realised we were not going to make the campsite we had intended on getting to.
So at a very old and ****** camping sign we turned off the road into an orchard
that looked like it was a camping place some 10 years ago. Pulled up and
quickly had dinner with the intent of erecting the tent when it got dark.
Well apparently we had been spotted and before long the
owner appeared and in sign language indicated that if we were going to sleep
here it was okay. ...
... machinery and the Romanian version of the haystack is the hayman – it is made
by hand not machine.
*Our destination for tonight is Dej and it is sadly not the rural idyll we hoped. It is a busy little place without too many facilities. We eat yet another pizza supper in a small restaurant in the old town centre.
* More World Cup football on TV - Germany v Brazil.
... name; it was invented by Bram Stoker as a fictional name for what is known as the Tihuţa Pass, a pass in the Carpathian Mountains that connects Bistrita with Bukovina. Dracula's castle is also a work of fiction - the only Castle Dracula is a theme hotel, built in the mid-70s to attract tourists. And it worked, because here we are. We pulled up to the structure as a storm was brewing - as I photographed the hotel against ...