Travel Blogs from Craiova
The place is generally pretty unkempt
to say the least, get rid of the dogs and tidy the place up a bit and
there's money to be made. Or maybe they just want to keep the place
Still, aside from all the downsides, of
which there are a few, it is an interesting country to visit and the
warmth and friendliness of the Romanians has been very nice.
... and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the
historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of
Sibiu and Pitesti.
It's often the case that when you wear
waterproof clothing you end up not needing it. That was almost the
case for us today, just the occaisonal light shower but nothing too
bad at all really. With about ten kilometres left to the top of 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 ...