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Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... It turns out to be a horrible road, most certainly not worthy of a grand name like the roads that flank it.
It's Sunday and there is a lot of traffic including many heavy lorries causing tailbacks and fumes. It's a hot and unpleasant two hours as we progress slowly to Sibiu.
There's a very modern complex of filling stations and eateries at the roundabout at the top of the DN7. We stop and eat at a Subway outlet, then ...
... 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 ...
Today was solely focused on battling the Transfagarasan highway, Top Gear's #1 ranked road to drive in the world! It consists of 90km of a formerly military highway, that twists and turns its way over Romania's highest peaks (over 2000m), it's height results in it only being open for a few months a year, conveniently beginning a week before we arrived. At the beginning if the Transfagarasan, the Poenari Castle overlooked the ...
100km on fairly mixed roads took us to
the little town of Oriahovo where we were to get a ferry across the
Danube to Romania. Arriving at 10-30am meant that we had some time
to kill until the ferry was due to depart at noon. Apart from a
rather flagrant toilet block there were no facilities al all to speak
of so after a look about which took all of three minutes I took a nap
on a ...
... Along the way we stopped for a photo opportunity at a beautiful monastery that has been there for thousands of years. It was beautiful and showed some of the authentic Romanian architecture that was quintessential Eastern Europe.. We stopped at the base of a beautiful scenic mountain with a castle at the very top. We all glimpsed at the castle thinking, wow, how lovely is that...and then our trusty guide Marco says to us - we are going to climb up ...