Ocna Sibiului Spa
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realised we were not going to make the campsite we had intended on getting to.
So at a very old and ****** camping sign we turned off the road into an orchard
that looked like it was a camping place some 10 years ago. Pulled up and
quickly had dinner with the intent of erecting the tent when it got dark.
Well apparently we had been spotted and before long the
owner appeared and in sign language indicated that if we were going to sleep
here it was okay. ...
... went to lunch at a nice place. I met some of the Romanians I met in Bucharest and Cluj. We hung out all day just seeing stuff and meeting more people. Not the longest of blogs. The people were so nice. The nurses all were offered jobs in Ireland so that was super awesome. I met people who are part of an NGO called AIESEC. I had never heard of it ...
... so far! This drive is one of the top things to do in Romania, which is why it didn't surprise us that we saw more tourists here than anywhere else in Romania so far. Having said that, compared to other countries, the amount of tourists here is quite low.
At one of the mountain peaks, before the road begins its zigging and zagging back down the other side, is Balea Lake. We parked the car and took a quick walk around this pretty glacier ...
... out the Christmas markets, which were a bit bigger than the Brasov markets - lots more stalls, ice skating, bumper cars, and plenty more vin fiert including some made with white wine. We ate dinner pretty cheaply from the markets that night. Sibiu has three interlocking squares so we wandered around those until we were so cold we had to retreat to the warmth of ...
... via the partner church’s website. This church was much more modern building, very well kept and beautiful, with all blue hand-embroidered hangings. One very poignant element of these hangings was that they tended to be donated by bereaved parents in memory of children who had died young. There were some beautiful blessings ...