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Timisoara is known for being one of Romania's most beautiful larger cities, full of pedestrian zones and green spaces. It isn't always high on the list of destinations for tourists to Romania, but became a stop out of convenience for us - reasonable trains and buses to Romanian from Belgrade can be a bit tricky, and since GEA Tours also offered a Belgrade-Timisoara shuttle, it made perfect sense for us to stop a night here.
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... service station to zip up and get the rain protection locked down.
A broken down truck causes a huge jam and it takes ages to shake off Arad. Fortunately the rain stops and watery sunshine and the winds help us to dry out.
We are looking for a hotel or camping ground along the route. We spot a sign for Camping Baile Lipova, 5km off to the right. It's great. Faded art-deco splendour, presumably an ...
Highlight of the day for me was at the Hungary/Romania border, got asked for the bike docs by a Romanian border guard, I gave him an A4 receipt from the hotel in Brno (Written in English) he had a good look and than passed it back with a cheery "Thanks"
... am supposed to be. I go into the lot where the bus is parked and it says Bucharest – opposite direction from where I am going. That’s a little disappointing, but it’s ok. But the area doesn’t have any other buses and just sort of looks like a little dirt lot. The bus is about to leave so I ask one of the people hanging around the driver “is there a bus to Budapest?” And they say, no, no bus to Budapest. I’m pretty frustrated ...
... lady made me some lemon tea, which was pretty good. We sat on the back step of the house and talked and played with the dog a little. I gave them my laundry to do and then finally headed out to the downtown area. I originally wanted to go to the Museum of the Revolution but it closed at 5 pm and I just wasn't going to make it. I changed some euro into Lei (the local currency) on my way into town as well.
Timisoara is a really pretty town. It's ...