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... The old town is formed around some lovely squares and is contained by the fortified wall with Towers at intervals along its length. These were built and by different guilds, mostly during the 1500's. The Boot-makers, The Furriers, The Tailors, The Butchers, The Rope-makers, The Tanners, The Tinsmiths and The Ironsmiths are all represented by a tower. This ...
... It helped to offset the tedium of 50kph.
We had been advised to overnight at a small campsite in Nires near Dej. It proved to be an interesting place. Firstly the approach looked very unlikely down a mud track.
We were welcomed by people who recognised us from De Vuurplaats. The other campers were all from Holland. The camp owners are Romanian – well, with a difference. He was born in the area which ...
We awake to another cloudless sky. The day soon warms up and at 8am we repair to Madame's kitchen for breakfast of eggs, yoghurt, cheese, tomatoes and cucumber. Coffee and tea to drink and bread and home-made jam to finish.
Conversation continues in French. I learned later from her son that Madame had been a language teacher in her younger days. After breakfast we wash the bikes and pack our gear. It's very warm now as we set off. ...
... realistically, those days are gone.
Meant to tell you yesterday that the vines are fertilised in a very strange manner. They get cow manure and cram it into a cow horn and bury it into the ground for a couple of years. After that it it is a fine powder . is spread on the vines. Why they put it in cow horns I have no idea.
There are all sorts of interesting things, for example one of the cheeses we had tonight is strung with raffia ...
... about watching the countryside roll past your train window. Passing field upon field, I noticed that the vast majority had burned edges or were actually smouldering away - if you are able to offer an explanation to this practice I would be untested to hear it.
The train finally drew up at a hand-painted sign stating 'Halta Sibiu' which from my rough Romanian (read: Italian) I understand to mean the stop at Sibiu, my destination. I fell out the ...