Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... squeezed onto every available road side place for a mile either side. The entire local population is milling around the stalls or wandering in the road.
We crawl through this chaos, finally reaching a main road, and now making better progress as we ride on to Ramnicu Vacea.
From here the DN7 road crosses the mountains on a low pass between the Transalpina to the west and the Transfăgărășan to ...
... She has trained her parents so well that they work for her when she is absent!. They cook a delicious supper for us of freshly caught river trout served with home brewed wine which is entirely palatable - especially after a long day's drive. SG communicates with the father in German and we get by. He is a former Judo professional and used to work in East Germany training the national team. We make sure we pay our bill!
* More World Cup football - ...
... disappointing, it was certainly windy but nothing spectacular. However, the final 30km blew us away, as the highway rounded the mountain top and the sheer cliffs and amazing views began. Agreeing with Top Gear, I would say that this is indeed the best road that I have ever driven. Our journey ended in Sibiu, with a walk around the Old Town and a much deserved healthy portion of Romanian dinner after over 7 hours if treacherous ...
... give us a view of where we
actually were and it was spectacular. High jagged peaks were all
around with the road winding it's way through them, there are no
barriers, no run off areas, just steep drops off to either side. You
are on your own up here.
The rain started to ease off as we
dropped down the northern side of the mountains towards Sebe and for
a while we enjoyed ...
... and I would bite my tongue.
My mind would then enter the mind of the wildebeest. You do see this, don't you? Yes, he see's it, but he's hesitant. I don't understand why. It's the decisive move of the match. It will devastatingly tip the balance. You must make that move. Make it. MAKE IT!!!
I prevail over the mind of the wildebeest. The move is in fact devastating. It's a trap and the wildebeest is taken down yet again.