Travel Blogs from Craiova
Thoughts on Romania.
It's a place of great contrasts,
extreme poverty sits right alongside obscene new wealth.
Stray dogs are everywhere in great
numbers, some chase motorcycles too, but you'll see old folk with a
cow on a lead???
Out in villages in the countryside
everyone seems to want to live alongside the road with many of them
using the location to sell their ...
It was a mixed bag that met us this
morning when we awoke and we were still undecided on our plan for the
day. The weather forecast seemed to be against us which didn't help
us much at all.
Jochen had some gps stuff to sort out,
so after a late breakfast it was almost 10am by the time we hit the
road. We decided that since we had come this far we might as well
try to ride the ...
... only. I walked around building but there nothing on the other side. I went back to another building that was part of the same complex but it was the bus company and industrial machinery part of the chain??? I was tired after 164km and outrunning dogs all day. I went back to original spot and sure enough there was a small door next to the restaurant door that said hotel but it was open and I did not see it the first time.
... 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 HI youth hostel Amy found out about on the web a couple of days earlier. Hardly anybody knew about it, and once we turned up outside we understood why, as it was basically advertising a normal hotel, which looked a bit deserted as there was nobody around at first. After the manager arrived and I had another look around we finally also found somewhere a sign saying HI hostel, but we were also told that it was mainly populated by workers employed at the local Ford site. As Angel, ...