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What a neat city! We didn't have a great first impression, since the taxi that took us from the train station to the hostel tried to charge us the equivalent of $120 for a 7 minute cab ride in the Romanian currency (we ended up paying 10 euros which was like 5x too much anyways but better than 100!) Fortunately, things only improved from there, and we had only positive experiences with cab ...
... an important role in its liberation from communism during the revolution in 1989. We rode around the city making lots of stops along the way. Like any European city, we marvelled at the enormousness and detail of the churches. We went into a couple - one catholic and one orthodox. We also saw two of three synagogues in the city. At one point, there was an important and decent sized Jewish population here, but that has dramatically decreased. Only ...
... nothing more than major construction sites. It was a jarring visual, especially when our first experience with a Timisoara plaza was Piata Victoriei, a long and beautiful pedestrian zone packed with outdoor terraces, fountains, and greenery. It's one of the prettiest pedestrian zones you'll find anywhere in Europe, and is prime people-watching territory.
Seeing the number of gorgeous buildings around Piata Unirii and Libertatii, we ...
... crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun.
They were flying Mother Nature'sSilver seed
To a new home in the sun."
I often get a song stuck in my head as I ride along. This time it's a good one. Once I drove 300 kilometres across Germany stuck on "chirpy-chirpy cheep-cheep".
We arrive at the Hungarian-Romanian border crossing. It's ...
... 8217;t open on Sundays. So it might have been a big hassle.
Speaking of Sundays, it’s very interesting. Various parts of Europe do this better than others, but things really actually shut down on Sundays and holidays. The grocery stores aren’t open (with a few exceptions, and usually with limited hours). Restaurants are often closed. Absolutely all shops are closed. People aren’t really out and about that much, except walking in the ...