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Sep 19, 2017 - Timisoara, Romania

Gabor my Blablacar driver picked me up in Sibiu at about 1030. He was very nice and we had a pleasant ride to Deva where we picked up another passenger Michael. During our ride, Gabor and Michael and I discussed Romania and the United States and the similarities and differences and it was very interesting. One of the things that they talked about were the "gypsies" and how they caused a problem in Romania because they refuse to integrate, become educated and get honest work. I inquired what they meant by gypsies and where they were from and...

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Sep 25, 2016 - From Hungary & Into Romania

Day 15 – Sunday 25th September Sveged, Hungary - Belgrade, Serbia – 138miles, total to date = 1,545miles On the road again & off to The Romanian border about twenty miles away. Romania is not part of the Schengen Agreement so it doesn’t have open borders like most EU countries. We also needed to get a Romanian vignette pass to use the roads. The border formalities were pretty straightforward & we joined a small queue of vehicles having their documents & loads checked by both the Hungarian & then Romanian Immigration & Customs...

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Jul 2, 2011 - So, let's jet off in this pink and purple plane...

Well hello again, welcome to the next instalment of Jilly's travelling adventures! Hee hee. Like I said, I probably won't be able to update this blog very often, but please be patient and I'll hopefully have some more things up soon. I suppose I should firstly bring you up to speed on what I've been doing with my life since I finished my big South American adventure! That seems like such a long time ago now. I've been studying maths at the University of St Andrews for the past 3 years, and I'm loving it there. I don't think I've ever felt...

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May 16, 2011 - Romania in Review

Today was mostly sitting on a train from Sibiu to Arad, then dashing to another platform to make a connecting train to Timisoara. I had planned to go into the town of Timisoara to take some photos, but its cold wet and miserable. I'm probably also tired and grumpy and have a 5:30am train to Belgrade tomorrow. Its actually the Bucharest-Belgrade train, but from Sibiu it was 6 hours in the opposite direction to catch, so todays trip was all about intercepting the train tomorrow morning. The main piece of information one needs to know about...

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Jul 9, 2007 - Kecskemet, Szeged and Timisoara

So here we are in beautiful, sunny, tropical and ancient-looking Timisoara, Romania! I'm very impressed with the look of this city. It's got a really 'Eastern' feel to it and is very well kept. But, phew – it’s hot! We were late getting out of Budapest - even though we were scheduled for a long day on the road - which meant the city streets had become congested by the time we left. Our Fearless Leader, who was staying with the Adventure Tour group in a campsite, had tied one on last night and they couldn’t wake him up in the morning. So we...

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Nov 27, 2006 - The Original Tim's

Well, Timis, anyway, which is the region I'm in, the capital of which is Timisoara. And while gogosi are as popular here as they are in St. Catherine's, Timisoara is more famous as the place where the 1989 revolution that toppled Elena and Nicolae. This is, with Cluj-Napoca, the most ethnically mixed city in Romania. The Hungarians call it Temesvar and, while Magyar back in the homeland still mourn its loss in the treacherous Treaty of Trianon in 1919, the ethnic Hungarians who live here are a pretty happy lot, by all accounts. They should...

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Aug 14, 2006 - Timisoara

Well this sleeping little town was a good first introduction to Romania. Its shocking sometimes the difference a boarder can make in a peoples standard of living but I suppose it's not the first time we have seen such powerful contrasts. Romania is far less wealthy then Hungary. Hungary is actually quite wealthy. And Romania is more like what I think I would have traditionally expected Hungary to be like, only more poor. No offence to these guys but I cannot believe they are being brought into the EU in January. There is just a total lack...

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