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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!
... 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.
... but no where would swap it. We decided to wander through the city out to the huge mall as we needed to get a few things, turns out it's not a small walk but not to worry. When everyone was home Rovi's mum made us all a lovely dinner which was really nice to feel apart of a big family meal. After Rovi and Cata took us to place where it's full of cushions and a really relaxed vibe, we all shared shish and James and Cata had a glass of red and Rovi and I had ...
... I hope I can return and see the country properly one day. The time I spent there left me in a weird state of being heartbroken yet filled with love for humankind. It was probably the place that left the strongest impression on me out of the whole trip.
So this is it for now, I've been back to real life for a while now, had time to soak it all in, and can only hope that I will get to repeat the experience in the not very distant future!