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... at The Transylvania Bank for more cash then ride east on country roads heading for Ramnicu Vacea. The plan is to ride north through the Faragas range to Sibiu then approach the Transfăgărășan Highway from the north.
We encounter a lot of traffic and slow to a crawl. It becomes apparent why shortly, as we pass through the biggest open-air market I have ever seen. It's like a gigantic car boot sale with ...
... are all types of accommodation available from campsite & Bed Breakfast to 5* hotels. The big positive factor is that you cannot do an appraisal UNLESS you have actually stayed there. This is not the case with Trip Advisor for instance. And yes we are endeavouring to do write ups on every place we stay in. We have benefited from other travellers' input to assist our selection - it is time to reciprocate.
* The lady who owns the Pension is out ...
... 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 ...
... the day. It reminds me of the courtyards of royal palaces with large areas to walk through with shops and offices on each side of the square. Just think of St Marco's Square in Venice and multiply it by 3 and you've got the land area of Sibiu's Grand Square. There are museums and a church within the square, but don't expect the best shopping. Looking for postcards proved next to impossible, which you would have thought to be a simple tourist ...