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... is mostly uninspiring.
*Romania’s most infamous leader, Nicolae Ceausescu was responsible for many architectural follies in the capital city as well as well as the Transfagarasan Highway that we drove a few days ago. The People’s Palace was his biggest & most extravagant. It is the largest building in Europe, second in size only to the Pentagon and naturally dominates the city. It was built during the ...
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 ...
... and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the
historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of
Sibiu and Pitesti.
It's often the case that when you wear
waterproof clothing you end up not needing it. That was almost the
case for us today, just the occaisonal light shower but nothing too
bad at all really. With about ten kilometres left to the top of the
So far Slatina is the only place I despise so far.
The roads are really nice into Slatina but everything else seems very outdated. The Amish should be ashamed of how much technology they use compared to rural Western Romanıa. Most of the people were working the fields with scythes. Speaking of the first person I saw carrying a scythe was only wearing flip flops and small green shorts which were hanging a bit too low. ...
Waking up in Belgrade, we both felt like we had grit in our teeth from the very air. Seeing the city in the daylight, it seemed just as dirty as the evening before but not protected by the cover of night. We left the car parked at the hostel and walked in the direction of the Kalmegdan fortress that we'd read about but still had no real idea what it was. Everyone we passed had yummy looking pastries, so we added a bakery to our list of attractions to see and picked up a ...