The Ardealul Hotel
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... and he took us all around the city. It's a big university town so there were a ton of students out. We went to a pool hall and a Romanian underground club which was incredibly cool! I am finally starting to get over the surprise of people smoking inside bars.. We met an Australian girl from the Sunshine Coast, Dimity, who was also headed east, so she joined us on Saturday on our train ride to ...
... four hours and paid about $15 (CDN) each. While Liviu speaks great English, we've noticed that English isn't so well known here, even with young people, compared to other places we've visited in Europe. It could be because Timisoara doesn't appear to be a popular tourist destination the way other areas in Romania, like Transylvania, may be.
Liviu began the tour by giving us a brief history lesson about Romania and explained that ...
... road construction. As a result, we needed to hoof it about three or four blocks to the hotel, basically over dirt roads.
We were shocked at the level of construction taking place in Timisoara - it wasn't just a few streets that were torn up, but block after block of roads and sidewalks completely ripped up, in some cases with massive open trenches. Even more surprising was that two of the city's main plazas, Piata Unirii and ...
... at a flashy Gazprom service station to zip up and get the rain protection locked down.
A broken down truck causes a huge jam and it takes ages to shake off Arad. Fortunately the rain stops and watery sunshine and the winds help us to dry out.
We are looking for a hotel or camping ground along the route. We spot a sign for Camping Baile Lipova, 5km off to the right. It's great. Faded art-deco splendour, ...
Thankfully it disappeared quite quickly....So headed south into Romania, did the backroads again but as that part of Hungary is quite flat is was a tad boring....
Plotted up in Timisoara, ready for some decent mountain roads tomorrow..No photos today, didn't want ...
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