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... I was tired enough not to fret about every puff during the night.
I have found this part of the world very picturesque. Some of the villages are obviously battling economically and the resident population is definitely “ageing” but as one passes through it is really pretty. The villages are mainly along the roads or at intersections. The houses are painted in bright colours of the individual’s choice. There may be ...
... to describe the route. He then pointed at his chest and said “Taxi, taxi” and indicated that we should follow him.
We did. That is, after Dave had managed to turn in the narrow road. (We stopped the traffic both ways to do this. Sorry we are bringing ‘shame on the name’ of Polish drivers.) He had a red car and drove very conservatively through the narrow steep suburban roads, across some roadworks, through ...
... and there were quite a few cars parked on the side of the road. We knew when the double zero car passed us that there was a rally around here somewhere! Just a few kilometres further up the road it was closed. We managed to park Tilly nearby and Neville went for a look. It was the Sibiu Rally Challenge. The cars did a run up the road one way and then another run back down. I stayed ...
... later with a change over cylinder. Fantastic and off we
set very grateful for their help.
However whilst we were stuffing around time had marched on
and when we crossed into Romania we were in for a big shock. Romania is
definitely the poor peripheral country, road were not so good and the traffic a
little more random.
The first town is dominated by a coal burning power station
and the place just looked like we had seen in India. So we pushed ...
... up it. While inside the warm car, it was interesting to watch the temperature change on the dashboard as we drove up and then back down again. On our way back to Sibiu, we passed "the real castle of Dracula" called Poienari. To get to this 14th century fortress on the top of a high mountain, we had to climb more than 1400 stairs and all I could think was that it better be worth it.
It was! Not only were the views all around this ...