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Romania

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  • Day13

    Mittel frühen Morgens, also um 10 Uhr, starteten wir die Tour zum "Vulcanii Noroiosi de la Paclele Mari". Nach ca 100m Fußmarsch erreichten wir den Eingang, an dem uns eine sehr nette Dame empfangen hat. Eintritt = 4,- Lei / € 1,-
    Die Schlammvulkane bieten ein wunderschönes Naturspektakel mit einem etwas gewöhnungsbedürftigen Duft nach Schwefel.
    War ein cooler Tipp aus einem anderen Reiseblog ;-)

  • Day11

    Nach kurzem Ponystreicheln ging es heute zum sagenumwobenen "Castelul Bran", in dem Graf Dracula sein Unwesen getrieben haben soll. So ein mystischer Platz voller Schrecken und Vampieren durfte auf unserer Tour natürlich nicht fehlen. Von dem ganzen Grauen ist in dem "Kaschtl" aber nichts zu spüren. Im Gegenteil, es erinnert eher an ein kleines, verwunschenes Prinzessinnenschloss oder ist zumindest nicht unbedingt das einzig sehenswerte Schloss in Transilvanien.

    Wer übrigens, wie wir, vergessen hat sich einen Walkman, der einem die Geschichte der Burg ins Ohr flüstert, von der Kasse mitzunehmen, tut gut daran, sich unter eine gleichsprachige Reisegruppe zu mischen ;-)
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  • Day13

    "Wir schreiben den 20. Mai 2017, 6:15 Uhr Morgens und wir brauchen Kaffee!"
    Unsere Körper waren noch nicht ganz hochgefahren und schon fanden wir uns auf einem Boot mitten auf dem Donaudelta wieder. Die frische Luft und der Gesang von einigen der 325, hier lebenden, Vogelarten, und den unmöglich zu zählenden Fröschen, weckten aber rasch unsere Begeisterung. So erkundeten wir zusammen mit Eva und Ida, die uns am Vortag zu dieser Expedition überredeten, und unserem Guide die vielen Wasserstraßen und Seen.Read more

  • Day8

    Hier muss man einen Gang zurückschalten um die Schönheiten dieses Landes wahr zu nehmen. Holprige Straßen, klapprige Pferdekutschen, mittelalterliche Burgen und kleine Dörfer an denen der Zahn der Zeit nagt, begleiten uns durch dieses kontrastreiche Land.
    Unseren Bus haben wir zum ersten mal auf einen Campingplatz in Cisnadioara, zu den Offroadern gestellt, während wir uns mit Land und Leuten anfreundeten.

    Campingplatz: Ananas Camping - wir haben zwar 0 Campingplatzefahrung aber uns hat es an nichts gefehlt. Saubere Sanitäranlagen, Strom- und Warmwasserversorgung, viel Grünfläche und trotz seiner ruhigen Lage ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge jeglicher Art.

    Sibiu: schöne Stadt mit frischen Früchten - sehr empfehlenswert :)
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  • Day9

    Heute durfte unser Bus mal einen Tag ohne uns verbringen, denn wir stiegen zu Willie (mie IE hinten) und Torsten (ohne H) in ihre Offroader. Ziel war ein Bergpass mitten im Parcul Natural Cindrel. Torsten und Ca im Landrover Discovery 2 alias 'Kangoo Disco' spurten vor, Willie und Mary im Volvo C303 namens 'Gekko' navigierten von hinten. Eine holprige Fahrt über schlammiges Gelände, tiefe Rinnen und vorbei an umgefallenen, den Weg versperrenden Bäumen, führte uns knapp 200 m unter den Gipfel zu einer unpassierbaren Stelle. Von dort aus gings zufuß weiter bis auf 2195 hm wo uns ein aufkommendes Unwetter wieder zum Abstieg zwang.
    Wieder bei den Autos angekommen bemerkte Torsten, dass sein Landrover sein Hinterteil nicht mehr hochbekam. Der erste Versuch im steilen Gelände, den Schaden zu beheben, scheiterte und auch nach 2-3 weiteren bekamen wir das Problem nur mit Holzbrettern, die auf die Achse gebunden waren, notdürftig in den Griff und wir kamen zwar etwas durchgerüttelt aber gut gelaunt im Basecamp an.
    Danke Jungs für dieses tolle Abenteuer :D
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  • Day51

    Crossed the border into Romania without a hitch. I went through a very quiet border crossing without any waiting at all. The border guards were so viligent I offered to take my helmet off, so they could make sure the passport was mine, but no need...stamped my passport and just waived me through.....didn't take my helmet off so couldn't even say it was my good looks or honest face.

    Stopped at a cute little town (Sinnicolai-Mare) and sat down for lunch, at the town square with the locsls, who ordered for me when they saw me struggling with the menu just how did they know I wanted a meat (beef?) skewer and a bottle of mineral water. Sat and ate with an older couple (well older than me) and we had a pleasant conversation (with plenty of miming) that I'm sure none of us understood.

    I stayed at the hotel Perla (damn good hotels are cheap in some parts of Europe). Perla by name and a Perla by nature, huge room with a sitting area/couch, minibar and a spa bath...yep I had a good long soak probably needed it, had a feeling I might have been a bit on the nose (ask me one day and I'll tell you how many days you can really go with one set of clothes).

    Tomorrow riding onto Craiova - still in Romania
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  • Day52

    Most of the ride down from Timisoara was fairly flat, straight and predictable. Predictable that is until you come over a rise, around a corner and a beautiful lake, bordered by a cute little town) comes into view - not something I was expecting (see the pic below). Well, as it turns out, wasn't actually a lake, apparently that reasonably famous river, the DANUBE runs down this way!!! I took a pic of a statue at a pull-off on the river, the statue is kewl, but it also seems as if there are some in Europe welcoming of refugees 👍.

    Stayed at a Ramada in Craiova, I'm starting to enjoy the luxury.

    Beautiful city with the obligatory large square where the local families gather to eat and drink.......I think we could do with one at Eatons Hill.

    I'm off the Serbi
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  • Day3

    Romania is one of these countries that would be worth revisiting in ten years. They have come so far since their communist days and although they have more developing to do as a nation I'd say that their tourism scene is growing quickly.

    The best and cheapest way to get from Chisinau to Bucharest was an overnight sleeper train. WOW what an experience! The carriages of the train itself were pretty cool, they resembled those from the Second World War, and as we crossed the border we had to stop for two hours to change the wheels; Stalin had thinner rails placed on the tracks to avoid an invasion during the war. All this aside however, I have never in my life been as poorly as I was upon arriving in Bucharest. The train ride was a 13 hour journey, there were no windows that opened and it was ridiculously hot. No amount of water will save you I promise, and even if it does the conditions of the toilet are not to British standard. But it was all part of the fun right?

    We were booked in to the cutest hostel called Little Bucaresti and I would 100% recommend staying here if you're not too fussy about hearing the party scene late at night. The customer service they provided was top notch, they let us check in five hours early after hearing of our "ordeal" on the train.

    Showered and tired it was nap time.
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  • Day27

    We said goodbye to Belgrade and all of our wonderful friends there but we were sooo looking forward to the next stage of our adventure. We flew into Bucharest, Romania and met our guide Marin (arranged by our inn) at the airport. We immediately set out for Transylvania. He was so knowledgeable he had written his own guide book for Transylvania. As we drove through the beautiful Carpathian mountains, he told us about the unique history of Romania and the area of Transylvania. We stopped in Sinaia to visit the spectacular Peles Castle. It's very odd to find out that a lot of places in Transylvania have 3 names; one in Romanian, one in German and one in the local tongue. Talk about confusion. Glad we have a guide because we'd never find our way otherwise. We continued on until we came to the old town area of Brasov with its gothic Black Church and quaint center square. Finally, we arrived in Bran, the home of Bran Castle or otherwise known as Dracula's Castle. We were in awe of the view from our room. We overlook the castle and the idyllic village below the castle. The long day of traveling finally caught up with us as the sun set on the mountains above Bran Castle. Tomorrow we get to see it up close. We're just giddy with excitement. Or maybe it's just being slap happy from a lack of sleep.Read more

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