Travel Blogs from Sibiu
... each new area.
* At lunch break we strike lucky & stop in Medias, a lovely little town with medieval origins.
* The cost of living is getting cheaper. Long may it continue. Romania seems very good value after the Eurozone countries.
* Thanks to Booking.com we have reserved a room in a little pension in the village of Cartisoara. It is an amazing website. Many participating members operate offer a 24 hr cancellation ...
... 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 ...
... a lunch stop
in Craiova the ground started to rise, slowly at first then very much
more dramatically as we started onto the TransAlpina. But it was
raining, heavily and even the YingBo couldn't help to make matters
any better. By the time we reached the top we were in thick cloud
and heavy rain with winds swirling about us. Luckily though, for
just a minute or two the clouds ...
... spent most of the night throwing up. the other spend most of the night following him round, presumably clearing up. it was eventful. the next day I took a small walk around the old town, then down to the bus station to plan my escape from Sibiu. a small, sleepy town that surly would have been brought to life had there been more going on at the hostel. however it was either a stop here, or 13 straight hours on the bus to Bucharest, I know which I'd ...
... to make certain moves, which he usually does. Invariably the match is a battle of nerves through the first few dozen moves, playing for position, making tactical trades, and testing the opposition's defenses.
But there's always a pivotal point in these types of matches that everyone who's familiar with the game can sense when it arrives. Each time it would appear that the stronger player would make a tactical blunder. My eyes would ...