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Travel Blogs from Bistrita
Forgot to mention an incident at the lunch in the village. After enjoying schnapps and wine Heather saw what she thought was a rabbit. After investigating, it was a dog. Thus the story of the TBR (Transylvanian Barking Rabbit ) was born. Not sure how much wine she had had. Every time we see a dog we refer to it as aTBR. We have visited many medieval citadels, old churches and fortified castles built high on hills with watchtowers. Each is different in its own way and interesting. In Viscri ...
... and investigation, it appeared that a rare animal had been discovered by Heather at 2.58pm. It was named a TBR but became extinct at 3.03pm on 3.10.14 after discovering it was a DOG lying down behind the fence. TBR stands for Transylvanian Barking Rabbit. Those present could not stop laughing.
Are now in the village of Sighisoara and our accommodation is in the old part of town high up on the hill. Tonight our guide insisted ...
... really. Finally met our driver guide next morning, Stefan. Seems nice and has perfect English. First stop in Transylvania was Hunedoara to visit the impressive Huniade Castle built in the 15 century. Next stop was Alba Iulia to visit the Roman Colony "Castrum Appulum" the capital of Transylvania. Saw a magnificent Orthodox Church beside a rather plain Catholic Church. Standing up at the ruins ...
... Romania is not part of the Schengen Zone and so the border with Hungary is more substantial. We even have to show our passports.
*The Romanian language seems easier to pronounce than that of the countries we have recently visited.
* At 11.15 am it is already 33 degrees. Air con is on.
*As we enter Romania, the roads deteriorate, horse & carts compete for road space ...
Today we have been afforded the chance to quietly divulge our fears regarding the driving capabilities of our new bus driver; today is the day we must trust this stranger (who looks like he may just kill us and eat us) to get us through difficult terrain and questionable road conditions as we make our way to Dracula's castle in the Borgo Pass.
To make matters less interesting for my readers, the Borgo Pass is not an ...
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
80 Calea Moldovei, Bistrita | 3 star hotelfrom $33
28 Codrisor Street, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $33
Str.Parcului 19, Bistrita | Hotelfrom $88