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.
... riding in really heavy weather, a mixture of fog and
rain, very tricky riding conditions.
500 metres from the tunnel atop the
pass we came to a dead halt, the road was blocked with snow. We
walked on a bit to see if we could get around it but there was no way
through. And even if we had managed it there was no knowing what
awaited us on the other side. So, with heavy hearts we turned 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 ...