Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... in the restaurant.
As I sit writing this on the balcony at 6:30am on Monday morning, the sun is stroking the peak high above as it works its way slowly into the valley. It lights up a flock of sheep slowly following a shepherd high up near the peak. It's chilly and two waterfalls provide a constant soundtrack. Four donkeys amble slowly up the road. There's not a cloud in the sky. It's supremely peaceful as the new day starts.
... br> * We are in central Translyvania country - isn't that also Dracula country?
* The older generation Romanians are diminutive people. We wonder whether their physique is a result of the quality of their diet during their childhood. In contrast middle aged folk seem generally more robust! The women in traditional clothing wear long floral skirts and headscarf. The men invariably wear shirt and trousers & a hat, the design of which seems to ...
... disappointing, it was certainly windy but nothing spectacular. However, the final 30km blew us away, as the highway rounded the mountain top and the sheer cliffs and amazing views began. Agreeing with Top Gear, I would say that this is indeed the best road that I have ever driven. Our journey ended in Sibiu, with a walk around the Old Town and a much deserved healthy portion of Romanian dinner after over 7 hours if treacherous ...
100km on fairly mixed roads took us to
the little town of Oriahovo where we were to get a ferry across the
Danube to Romania. Arriving at 10-30am meant that we had some time
to kill until the ferry was due to depart at noon. Apart from a
rather flagrant toilet block there were no facilities al all to speak
of so after a look about which took all of three minutes I took a nap
on a ...
As I meander throughout central and eastern europe, I look for interesting places to stay next. If there's an officially designated European Capital of Culture nearby, I always check it out. Sibiu was Miss European Capital of Culture 2007. This is for good reason. The place is a real gem. A picture postcard town with great squares, parks, churches, and a kick-ass art museum. A wonderful place to wander.
One of the parks has a designated ...