Brasov - Sighisoara - BucharestOctober 18, 2017 in Romania
Today was a very long but amazing day of travelling around Romania!
We left Braşov at 7am and headed north to Sighisoara. There was crazy fog which meant we could hardly see the car in front of us but it soon cleared. We arrived nice and early and spent an hour walking around the cobbled streets of the lovely old town. Colourful houses everywhere- old churches and very little tourists- perfect! It was such a cute little place to walk about in the frosty cold morning.
Back in the car to continue our long journey- we headed to the Fagaras mountains to travel on the Transfagarasan Road. This is described as the “world’s best road” by Top Gear so we couldn’t miss it while we were here! The weather got nice and warm again as we drove through lots of little villages with not much around apart from beautiful views and lots of horses and carts! It was very quiet both on the roads and in the villages.
The journey was absolutely stunning. 140km of panoramic views as the road wrapped its way up and through the mountains. There was very little traffic on the road too meaning we had plenty chance to stop for some photos and to play in the snow!
After realising we hadn’t ate much we stopped for a corn on the cob at the side of a big artificial lake where you could see the mountains again far in the distance.
I had a scary/hilarious experience with a wild dog as it came running towards me. I think I overreacted a little as I ran screaming into the car- scaring the living daylights out of Stéphane who didn’t understand why I was so scared of this cute innocent looking dog standing next to the car... I swear i thought it was going to attack. 😂
Back in the safety of our car we continued back to Bucharest which took a loooooong time. (Lots of stand still traffic- apparently quite common here) We dropped the car off at the rental, absolutely bursting for the toilet. Asked where we would find nearest toilets to which we were told “behind that car over there” - in the middle of an airport car park. Great. Thankfully I was bursting enough not to care too much!
Managed to get a taxi ride back into Bucharest from a nice young guy who didn’t understand the concept of seat belts... but thankfully all was good with his driving!
Finally, we checked into our hostel after such a marathon journey, and it was amazing! Very clean, modern and good showers! YAY. (It’s called 'First Hostel' for anyone planning a trip!)
Couldn’t end the night with not much more than a corn on the cob to eat for the day and thankfully the restaurants are open late here so we headed into the old town for another authentic restaurant. Great food and wine again, and such good value! We stuffed ourselves for only about €10 each.
So far we would highly recommend a trip to Romania! Excited to explore the capital city of Bucharest tomorrow :)Read more