Travel Blogs from Craiova
The place is generally pretty unkempt
to say the least, get rid of the dogs and tidy the place up a bit and
there's money to be made. Or maybe they just want to keep the place
Still, aside from all the downsides, of
which there are a few, it is an interesting country to visit and the
warmth and friendliness of the Romanians has been very nice.
... and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the
historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of
Sibiu and Pitesti.
It's often the case that when you wear
waterproof clothing you end up not needing it. That was almost the
case for us today, just the occaisonal light shower but nothing too
bad at all really. With about ten kilometres left to the top of the
... they looked fine. He would not give me a receipt as he seemed to not understand what I was saying. I am sure he pocketed the money for himself and there was no trail of my being there.
I walked around looking for a grocery store and I got a bad vibe. I am not saying I felt in danger but close. I did not feel very welcomed and could not trust anyone to not scam me in some way. There was nothing nice in the area. I ...
... started on our drive into Romania. This country definitely hadn’t been in our original plan, but it seemed like an interesting place, and we were pretty close! So, off we went. On our way, we realized that we were completely unprepared. We got on the road to Bucharest because that was in South-central Romania, but it is not where we wanted to go, so we ended up stopping at a gas station, buying a map, and a few people in the station helped us out in which direction ...
... the train station, fighting off some Roma kids, and catching the train to Craiova, the next bigger city. The memorable journey took about 5 hours through a flat and somewhat boring agricultural countryside. However it was quite interesting, in that many local farmers and boys seemed to use the slow-moving train as a means to get around, by getting on and off as they pleased through the mostly open doors.
In Craiova we haggled with the taxi drivers near the train station to take ...