Travel Blogs from Craiova
... bought a kilo and a
quarter of fresh juicy cherries for only £1.85. We saw strawberries
and cabbages for sale too.
Parts of the country are very
beautiful, but the Romanians don't seem to have cottoned on to
international tourism yet. Indeed, big motorcycles must be a very
uncommon sight given some of the looks we have been getting from the
locals, especially in the ...
... at the very least, soaking be
Transfăgărășan or DN7C
is the second-highest paved road in Romania.
Also known as Ceaușescu's
Folly,it w as built as a strategic military route, the 90 km
of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of
the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in 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, ...