Travel Blogs from Sibiu
Wednesday 9th July 2014
* Romania is 2 hours ahead of England. It's tough getting up to the alarm call. Against our better judgement we stayed up to watch the Brazil v Germany match. SG was also catching up on Blog Writing. Previously on Rally Andina she was responsible for only 1 day a week and now it is all 7!
* The First Aid Kit is opened for the first time to tend to AG'S bleeding elbow. He trips on a marble staircase in ...
... its lofty position atop a mountain, requiring some 1500 steps to reach. Lesser known by tourists, this is the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler, however, it predominately lies in ruins thanks to a bombardment of Turkish artillery. Featuring some examples of impaling at the entrance and it's eerie history made this castle an imposing sight. Back in the car we begun our journey along the Transfagarasan. After the first 60km ...
... Jochen read his book. Then the ferry arrived.
Well, when I say ferry, this was actually two seperate hulls welded
together to form a pontoon style deck with a ramp sticking out the
front, but she did our job well and at €2 for the bike and a
further €1 for the rider was good value.
We were running a bit later than
expected after the ferry but headed on north ...
... I reflection, I got what I asked for. however it was clear there was no explanation of the map coming, no "we are here" or "you should see this". it wasn't even a tourist map so had no points of interest marked on it, at least not in English. despite it being clean, secure and in a good location, we have the first holder of the "worst hostel award". that night, with only to others in the room, I decided against using earplugs. mistake, big mistake. the ...
... to make certain moves, which he usually does. Invariably the match is a battle of nerves through the first few dozen moves, playing for position, making tactical trades, and testing the opposition's defenses.
But there's always a pivotal point in these types of matches that everyone who's familiar with the game can sense when it arrives. Each time it would appear that the stronger player would make a tactical blunder. My eyes would ...