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... fast 20 kilometre hop to the turning for the Transfăgărășan.
The road was built by the Romanian military at the instigation of the communist dictator Nicolai Coucescu supposedly for tactical reasons, but it is nowadays thought to be his pet vanity project. He set out to create an Alpine drive to rival the best in the west, and he surely succeeded.
A lot of money was spent and a lot of ...
... carrying his P.C. Don't worry - he will survive.
* Today we are heading for Carisoara, a strategic stop at the beginning of one of Europe's most famous drives: the Transfagarasan. We journey along mostly minor rural roads ( often gravel track ) through picturesque villages where the horse is still very much the beast of burden and where the inhabitants are mostly involved in agriculture. There are still masses of sunflowers & stork ...
... its lofty position atop a mountain, requiring some 1500 steps to reach. Lesser known by tourists, this is the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler, however, it predominately lies in ruins thanks to a bombardment of Turkish artillery. Featuring some examples of impaling at the entrance and it's eerie history made this castle an imposing sight. Back in the car we begun our journey along the Transfagarasan. After the first 60km ...
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 ...
... Along the way we stopped for a photo opportunity at a beautiful monastery that has been there for thousands of years. It was beautiful and showed some of the authentic Romanian architecture that was quintessential Eastern Europe.. We stopped at the base of a beautiful scenic mountain with a castle at the very top. We all glimpsed at the castle thinking, wow, how lovely is that...and then our trusty guide Marco says to us - we are going to climb up ...