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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 ...
It was a mixed bag that met us this
morning when we awoke and we were still undecided on our plan for the
day. The weather forecast seemed to be against us which didn't help
us much at all.
Jochen had some gps stuff to sort out,
so after a late breakfast it was almost 10am by the time we hit the
road. We decided that since we had come this far we might as well
try to ride the ...
... to hotel. It has no A/C and the windows have no screens so the instant I open the window mosquitoes come flying in. So I suffer in the heat and did not sleep at all. Not just because of the heat but the damn roving packs of dogs barking and fighting all night long.
To top the day off I find out from Cat that the apartment I booked in Bucharest did not seem to exist and the number was out of service. Welcome to Romania!!!
... what looked like prosciutto wrapped inside. We also picked up yogurt drinks because we just weren’t that hungry after our meat feast the night before. As we walked, we came upon a massive eastern orthodox church tower so we went inside. This was the first orthodox church that either of us had seen, and it was truly stunning. There was a very ornate front wall which had three extravagant gold doors which seems part of the decorum until a clergy man walked up and opened one ...
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 ...