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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!
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 ...
... to a cardboard bar for a few drinks, all the chairs are made out of cardboard which was pretty funky! We went to another bar after as they were doing a fire twirling show but the music was really loud and terrible so we didn't stay too long but the fire twirling was pretty good though. Plus you can take your dog into any bar, restaurant etc so poor bono was happy to go home. Wednesday 2nd - this morning we went to the church in the centre of the city to have a ...
... br> I must say that in a way, this trip has made me more of a misanthrope than before. I felt like a lot of the people I met were the same, there to have the experience of their lifetime, travelling thousands of miles to do so, but always gravitating towards the cultural imports from the West in their need of reassurance that they are doing something extraordinary, yet comfortable and safe. Pretending to want to get to know "other cultures" because they ...