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... then on. Our first day we wandered around the city centre, which is largely under renovation. The parts that we could see were gorgeous - brightly coloured buildings and big squares, and vibrant churches. There are also a ton of nice parks in the city! We visited the Timisoara brewery and tried some of their beer, which was really great. That night, it was the birthday of the owner of ...
... in the square along with green space and a church not far away. In fact, in Timisoara, there's lots of green space and it's known as "the city of parks".
Today, we saw much more by taking a bicycle tour through the city. One of the neat things about being in countries and cities that don't see a lot of tourists, is locals and guides have more time to focus on us. The tour we took ended up being private and we stayed with our guide ...
... our driver wasn't as insane as the one that brought us from Sarajevo, but perhaps because of that, our journey took far longer than the expected three hours, though we suspect that GEA purposely underestimates the duration, in order to attract customers. We also didn't get the full door-to-door convenience of the shuttle, as our driver didn't know Timisoara's streets all that well, and couldn't get us directly to the hotel when we arrived to ...
... atop the power lines pylon, guarding the border.
(Mick spends all night and next morning chuntering about the exchange rate as he interrogates all his receipts and strains away at mental calculations. I hope it's not becoming an obsession!)
We ride through the centre of Arad in a gathering thunderstorm. It's very busy. It's an unattractive town with massive concrete blocks of flats overlooking the Main Street. ...
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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