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Travel Blogs from Transylvania
... to town by 17:00 to collect my pack as the pension reception closes for the night. I then had 5 and a half hours (or more or less the time it takes to fly From Doha to London......it's not as character building though) to kill before the overnight train to Budapest so practiced being a tramp on various benches with all my life's possessions in a couple of bags...I have to say it's quite liberating.....roll on retirement. I ate a cool restaurant, cool ...
... popular one and the one we have chosen to visit.
The passageways were really narrow and the castle would be scary if not for a large number of tour groups. We managed to evesdrop everywhere we went. The castle is surrounded by lush green hills. Nice way to get out of town!
A few days in Romania was enough to give us a good idea of the country.
Until next time.
... by the window) while the ranger replenished the food supply at the wooden troughs in the clearing below. We then settled down to wait until the bears would come back. After about 15 minutes of nada, we started thinking that our luck had run out, but then a mama bear and her two cubs showed up to feed. The cubs were beyond cute, especially when they climbed up on the mama's back in order to reach the food! I opted not to shoot any photos of ...
... of interest - The mountainous region sports thousands of caves, many of which became residence to hermits during the middle ages. Several of the more well known hermitages were then later turned into full monasteries. We visited one of the monasteries, whose cave portion expanded over a 30 minute walk back into the mountain itself.
(Mom this entry is for you.)
Before I came here I was trying to think of the one comfort food I would want to bring for myself. Oreos came to mind. This is most likely because when I was South Korea and China it was one of the only American things you could buy and when I was sick I just wanted something from home.