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I'm on the train again, this time heading to Sighisoara for a few hours. It's supposed to be where Dracula the Impaler was born, and it's a cute, medieval town of about 30,000. It was settled by the Saxon Romans in the 1200s, but apparently only around 500 Germans live there now.
... in our defence though the signs in Sauceni were pointing the wrong way. On the realisation of our mistake we turned back and took the long way round to the next town on called Marghita, not the nicest place to stop for lunch, let’s leave it at that.
The afternoon though was incredible as we began to head into the heart of Romania approaching the Transylvanian Plateau, here the landscape changed dramatically with the flat plains being replaced ...
... its side with the opening toward the west. The culture in Transylvania is heavily influenced by its German and Hungarian heritage. The terrain is mostly rolling, tree-covered hills which, this time of year, are lush and verdant. It is spotted with church spires and red-roofed villages—and the occasional fortress perched atop a hill. It is very pretty and serene.
Yesterday we drove off the two-lane, paved highway into a couple of villages which were settled by Saxons ...
... area cemeteries. I did not find any interred relatives, sadly.
Though we usually avoid going out to eat to save money, we ate at our hostel one night and it was delicious. I had cabbage-wrapped pork with polenta, and we both tried the local firewater, ţuica (plum brandy), which was actually pretty good. Much better than the coagulated blood & noodles (shacha mian), a local favourite I had in Gulangyu, China a couple years ago. ...
With all due respect to Rick Steves, you have not truly experienced Europe through the back door until you have bike toured here. Not only does bike travel show us in through back doors, it takes us across back roads, through backwater villages, and sometimes require back-tracking. I wanted to share some images from Romania and Bulgaria that may illustrate why we have enjoyed bike touring so ...