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Sep 19, 2017 - Sibiu, Romania

On Sunday I took the bus to the train station to head to Sibiu. I was early so I figured I'd go to the international desk and buy my ticket from Timisoara to Belgrade, Serbia for next Wednesday. I understood from other traveler's posts that you cannot buy the ticket online. Well turns out that you can't buy the ticket at all as of about two weeks ago because they have canceled the route. Well shit. I'm going to be out in BFE and I need to get to Belgrade because I have a flight from there to Podgorica, Montenegro (taking a flight because...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Sibiu

Hi, Well today was a travelling day so not many pics. We left Budapest early this am and travelled to the border of Romania.They held us up at the border for 45 minutes while they took all of the passports and scrutinized them. We paid 1 lei to go to the bathroom. My toilet did not have a seat!! It's just the way it was, some others said they had seats in theirs but others like me did not. There is lots of poverty in this country..houses are run down but have a satellite dish. Lots of farming corn, sunflowers, some cattle and apples. They...

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May 15, 2011 - Ye olde days in Romania

Firstly last night I wandered around the old town and got some photos of the ironbridge at night. This was also the first time I saw the bridge without a bride on or near it. Seems to be the place to get married and ita not just Romanians either. Today I caved in and went to one of these historic villages that seem to be so common in Romania. There was one in Bucahrest I managed to avoid. Anyway it was a sunday, and apparently it is a lovely place to go for a walk. I wasn't shocked they wanted more money to take photos. Its the most...

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May 14, 2011 - Spectacular Sibiu

This morning I left Brasov on the train to Sibiu. I wasn't sure what to expect from Sibiu. I was told its a good place to stop on the way to the Serbian border. I was also trying to not backtrack to Bucharest to catch an overnight sleeper from there. even flying wasn't a good option as there are no direct flights and the least indirect involve two airlines making it as pricey as going via Vienna or Frankfurt. But i'm glad i cam now. The old town of Sibiu is just wonderful, a tight and compact walkable city, with many old churches and...

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Sep 28, 2010 - Sibiu

Hallo allemaal, We zitten nu net boven Boekarest in een McDonalds te internetten. Gisteren zijn we met een gids in Sibiu (Hermannstadt) geweest en daar zie je de foto's van. Roemenië heeft niet alleen te veel Roma (prachtig kleurrijk volk is dat toch ) maar ook te veel muggen (we zijn lek gestoken) en ook teveel blaffende zwerfhonden (die houden mij, Dini, iedere nacht uit m'n slaap). Ook de wegen hebben zo hun beperkingen.....diepe gaten, putdeksels in een put, slechte asfalt reparaties, waardoor de koffie kopjes door de camper...

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Sep 17, 2008 - Sibiu

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Sibiu When the alarm went off at 0900 I could not bring myself to take off the covers and get dressed in the frigid room. The next thing I knew it was 1100 but by 1130 I was on my way from the lower town to the Old Walled City.. The old, weathered, steep orange tiled rooftops of the old city make for a remarkable skyline. I cannot think of the word for them, perhaps it is “dormer windows,” but they are the little windows built into the slant of the roofline, those that I have seen elsewhere in the world are...

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Sep 16, 2008 - Transfagarasan Road/ Sibiu

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Curtea de Arges / Transfagarasan Road/ Sibiu In addition to the 14thC church that I visited last night, Curtea de Arges has two other noteworthy sites. One is its 19th C train station. It has a sort of Victorian grandiosity but is distinctively Romanian in its architectural style. A primitive engine with one coach car transporting three elderly passengers made up a stop while I was there - the daily express to Bucharest, I presume. The other architectural gem is an early 16thC Episcopal cathedral in what Lonely...

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Sep 1, 2008 - Sibiu, Romania

August 31 Sibiu, Romania After our village breakfast, we headed back to Sighisoara train station for another exciting train trip. We headed west (approx. 4 hours) to the pretty 12th century Saxon city of Sibiu ('See-bew'). It was selected as the European capital of culture for 2007. Sibiu is quite simply beautiful. Its main square Piata Mare is flanked by the impressive 18th century Roman Catholic Church, Council Tower and the Brukenthal Museum - the finest art gallery in Romania. We took the 192 steps up to the top of the Gothic...

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Jun 16, 2008 - Sibiu

Okay, so after our time in a sweet little town, we are back among civilization. I actually prefer my times in the small towns, but it is nice to have an internet cafe, and a couple of places to have a beer and catch the futbol games. The train rides here were the worst yet. On the first one, there was a very smiley gypsie family of seven or eight. When the train started rolling, the father that was drinking the four litre plastic bottle of beer instructed his seven year old boy to come and dance for us. He jumped from one foot to the other,...

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Aug 5, 2007 - Some things I have noticed

A few things that took my attention today to brighten up this entry a bit... ...Horse and cart are still quite common ...They use sickles in the fields ...The petrol is about $1.50AUD a litre ...There seems to be no road laws that are taken notice of ...The towns are run down but old and picture worthy ...They look horrid with bleach blonde (yellow) hair ...The items that they sell by the roadside are blackberries in small white tubs ...The appreciate colour in their homes ...Unless you butt in first, you miss out ...The supermarket is...

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Nov 25, 2006 - The Mist

A shroud of fog lies over Sibiu, which is a picturesque town at the worst of times. There are so many piazzas and downtown parks that it's a joy walking through the dense mist and seeing trees and statues looming, taking form like people frozen in time. I'm in the Hotel Gallant, a cute little boutique number that is modestly priced and perched on the edge of Sub-Arini Park. Sub-Arini (from the ancient Latin, "kissing below the belt") is full of young lovers, old lovers, dogs, and occasional strolling Canadians. It extends from the downtown...

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Jul 15, 2006 - Romania - The Transfăgăraşan Road to Sibiu

Across the Făgăraş Mountains, 14 July From Bucharest we headed to Curtea de Argeş and Poienari before taking the Transfăgăraşan Road (and here's an impressive feat - we can say that word correctly!) to Sibiu via the Vidradu Dam and Lac Bâlea. Curtea de Argeş is a small town with a monastery housing the royal tombs. The church had particularly lovely tile mosaics, and the tombs were more interesting than usual because we had inside information about one of the occupants - Queen Marie of Romania - because Dawn (Alex S's mum) was reading...

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