Travel Blogs from Craiova
... bought a kilo and a
quarter of fresh juicy cherries for only £1.85. We saw strawberries
and cabbages for sale too.
Parts of the country are very
beautiful, but the Romanians don't seem to have cottoned on to
international tourism yet. Indeed, big motorcycles must be a very
uncommon sight given some of the looks we have been getting from the
locals, especially in the ...
headed on south into thankfully drier and warmer climes ending up in
a ropey enough hotel in Caracal. Again it is a 100 lei (€25) job,
but nowhere near as good as last nights find. Still, the grub was
good, £18 getting us beers, wine and two fine courses each.
Tomorrow sees us into Bulgaria, maybe
Greece and also maybe on into Turkey. We'll see how it works out
... 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 ...