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Travel Blogs from Poiana Brasov
... roads. When the Transalpina is finally finished it will rival it's more famous neighbour. And if they were located in a wealthier and more accessible place then both would be more popular among petrol heads than Stelvio or Grossglockner.
On the downside however, both would be full of hotels, guest houses and tat stores and those accursed Dutch camper vans.
but I would say ...
... at The Transylvania Bank for more cash then ride east on country roads heading for Ramnicu Vacea. The plan is to ride north through the Faragas range to Sibiu then approach the Transfăgărășan Highway from the north.
We encounter a lot of traffic and slow to a crawl. It becomes apparent why shortly, as we pass through the biggest open-air market I have ever seen. It's like a gigantic car boot sale with ...
... ease. Every one seems to know each other so the market is clearly for hone consumption,
We walked around and the little coffee shop served coffee in small cups. No one helping the owner so towards the end of the morning there was hardly room on the counter for another dirty cup! One person, a lady named Diane was into painting small calligraphic scenes from medieval books. Rather like that Maureen does with her flower paintings. She was a ...
... each new area.
* At lunch break we strike lucky & stop in Medias, a lovely little town with medieval origins.
* The cost of living is getting cheaper. Long may it continue. Romania seems very good value after the Eurozone countries.
* Thanks to Booking.com we have reserved a room in a little pension in the village of Cartisoara. It is an amazing website. Many participating members operate offer a 24 hr cancellation ...
... for the time period. This was for the Saxons that didn't want to become Protestant. In 1654, Transylvania was the only place in Europe that allowed four different religions to co-exist.
The Mayoralty Tower was the one which was the main entrance. This was joined with two smaller gate towers. The inside tower, was where all the food was kept during a siege, and so was known as the Bacon Tower.
The most fascinating tower of all ...