Travel Blogs from Craiova
Thoughts on Romania.
It's a place of great contrasts,
extreme poverty sits right alongside obscene new wealth.
Stray dogs are everywhere in great
numbers, some chase motorcycles too, but you'll see old folk with a
cow on a lead???
Out in villages in the countryside
everyone seems to want to live alongside the road with many of them
using the location to sell their ...
... riding in really heavy weather, a mixture of fog and
rain, very tricky riding conditions.
500 metres from the tunnel atop the
pass we came to a dead halt, the road was blocked with snow. We
walked on a bit to see if we could get around it but there was no way
through. And even if we had managed it there was no knowing what
awaited us on the other side. So, with heavy hearts we turned the
... they looked fine. He would not give me a receipt as he seemed to not understand what I was saying. I am sure he pocketed the money for himself and there was no trail of my being there.
I walked around looking for a grocery store and I got a bad vibe. I am not saying I felt in danger but close. I did not feel very welcomed and could not trust anyone to not scam me in some way. There was nothing nice in the area. I ...
... the country. Well, that was an opportunity we could not miss!! So, off we went, heading for the Transfagarasan Road.
The road to Romania was a long and windy one – there is a big river between Serbia and Romania which becomes the Danube as you head further East, and so we skirted that all of the way, which gave us amazing views across the 'coastline’ to Romania, as we headed East through Serbia. There were mountains surrounding the river, and so we ...
We left Belogradchik in the morning by the 9 o' clock minibus to Vidin, onto which we had to squeeze ourselves, as it seemed also very popular with the local older population. Amazing how many people fit in such a van.
Upon our save arrival in Vidin we spend some time on shopping, before we had a stroll across town with a local, who showed us the way and then came along for a little while showing us the remains of a synagogue, and pointing us towards the little castle Baba ...