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Hunedoara

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day49

    Transalpina

    October 25 in Romania

    So, ändlich machemer d Transalpina. Am Aafang vo de Strass hets zwar uf de einte Strassesiite sones Iseteil gha mitere runde Tafle wo ine wiiss isch und usse en rote chreis het... aber die ander siite isch ja frei gsii, de chamme sicher durefahre. Ich versueche zämme z fasse:

    Schöni Landschaft, chli Schnee, meeh Schnee, nomeh schnee... Schneechette montiere, schneechette verlüüre, Hoger ufe, Hoger abe, cherä isch hüt kei Option meh, glück ha das e Passage es bizli pflüegt isch, hoffe das mer dur en halbe meter Schnee dure chömed, fürelaufe und luege wie schlimms na wird, zwiifle, wiiter mache, durecho! froie, aber nid z fesch, s isch nani gschafft, Kurve um Kurve, Teer isch z gseh, es chliises Auto chunnt entgege, gschafft!!
    Da mueni schoni vermerke, das de Hund völlig entspannt und lauschend im Auto ghöcklet isch! Sie het de ultimativ Bergfahrtest mit bravur bestande :)
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  • Day50

    Sarmizegetusa

    October 26 in Romania

    Ufeme Camping, s isch chli schmutzig da... E toti Muus im WC und es Grillefiich i de Duschi nebst allne andere Spinne und Insekte. Ich Taufe s Grillefiich Fred, das machts chli weniger schlimm zumen jedesmal gseh wemmer ufs Klo gaht ;)Mir entscheided morn wider zum Janos und de Clary z gah, bis min Mage wider fit isch.Read more

  • Day559

    Day 560: Dacian Fortresses

    August 28 in Romania

    Back in the car, this time a four hour drive! We headed north into Transylvania, where the next World Heritage site awaited. This is known as the Dacian Fortresses, and they're ruined fortresses of the Dacian people, who lived in this area prior to Roman conquest. Apparently they had quite a thriving civilisation going on, but Trajan destroyed them around 105 AD and it never recovered.

    We visited the site of Sarmezugeteusa Regia, which was their capital and largest fortress. Not much to see other than some walls, column bases of temples, and a road, but some archaeology was going on and it was still cool to see. Interesting connection - we had seen Trajan's Column still standing in Rome, just near the Forum when we were there back in January (it even featured in my video). The Column tells the story of Trajan's conquest of Dacia (modern day Romania and a bit north into Ukraine), and much of what we actually know about the Dacians comes directly from the column. Their leader, Decebelus, is still a folk hero to Romanians (though he was heavily pushed as such during the Communist era, a heroic leader fighting against imperialism and all that).

    Hotel was about 20 minutes drive from the fortress - nothing special but we're only here for a night. Wifi quite crappy, keeps going on and off line.
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  • Day19

    Sibiu (Hermannstadt)

    September 17 in Romania

    Wir haben die Nacht überlebt und nun gehts nach Sibiu der Hauptstadt von Siebenbürgen. Ein Muss bei jedem Rumänienbesuch. Wir benötigen 4,5 Stunden für 203 km. In Fagaras fahren wir an einer prunkvollen orthodoxen Kirche vorbei. Leider finden wir keinen Parkplatz um diese zu besichtigen. Auf dem Campingplatz Ananas, ca. 14 km von Sibiu entfernt, machen wir uns Stadtfein. In Sibiu genießen wir den Zauber dieser wundervollen Stadt. Wir besteigen den Kirchturm der evangelischen Kirche und krönen ben Besuch mit einem köstlichen Abendessen im Restaurant Kulinarium. Unseren Buggy mussten wir erst suchen, da im Dunkeln alles anders aussah.Read more

  • Day7

    Oasa Stausee

    August 15 in Romania

    Der Oasa Stausee liegt an der bekannten Transalpina Strasse. Entgegen vieler anderer Straßen finden wir hier piekfeinen Asphalt vor und die Streckenführung erinnert uns teilweise an Korsika und ermöglicht entsprechenden Fahrspaß. ;)

    An der Staumauer "stapeln" sich mal wieder die Touristen, eine Fahrspur wird komplett als Parkplatz genutzt und auch die typischen "Touribuden" bieten hier wieder allen möglichen Krimskrams feil.

    Wir machen kurz Pause, schauen uns den Trubel an und genießen den Ausblick auf den See.
    Dann lockt uns die Transalpina-Strasse wieder auf die Motorräder.
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  • Day2

    I was used to find water fountains and clean streams #acrossRomania, but for the last 2 days and 150 km this was the first one, almost hidden. Next to it there's most likely a grave with XC (could be HC in Cyrillic) and what looks like a WW1 medal.

    And only once before have I seen this type of sheltered spring. There are 2 chalices next to it used for scooping water from the well. The spring is covered with a wooden door that protects it from the elements, although the surplus of water is flowing away anyway, making what's inside always clean.

    The chance to drink clean water directly from the ground seems like such a luxury in this century.
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  • Day2

    I managed to run away from the rain and avoid it for the most part of yesterday. At the very end of the track for the day, just a couple of kilometers away from the place I wanted to reach the rain caught up with me and I made a mistake in choosing which way to go.

    Let's play with maps: Follow the blue track #acrossRomania
    1) turn left, wrong way, go back
    2) go straight on... The sign says that it's a dead-end towards #5
    3) This is not a way, this is a swamp!
    4) and this is a cornfield, let me go around it, how big can it be...
    It was a big cornfield and not in squarish shape, so I ended up going wide
    5) still no sign of the path that matches the track.

    Even worse, the new unopened highway cut whatever path was there
    6) oh, look if I continued straight I could have gone this way in the first place!
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Hunedoara, Județul Hunedoara

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