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  • TransylvaniaWe set off after breakfast to visit the medieval most intact Gothic castle in Transylvania, not far from our hotel in Hundoara. The castle is close to industrialised scarified buildings, typical of the communist era which is a bit incongruous. Posted by MareeandIsti in Retired Travellers | Aug 22, 2014
  • TransylvaniaDrove from Csillaghegy to Arad, through some very heavy rain. Crossing the border between Hungary and Romania was not so bad for cars but a nightmare for trucks in both directions. They were literally queued for miles. The roads were Posted by MareeandIsti in Retired Travellers | Aug 22, 2014
  • And we're building in Oradea!After a delicious dinner at Time Out in Beius, we headed to the city of Oradea where Habitat is building 30 homes in the next two years. We spent the night at Camunel Felix to work in the morning Posted by gooberkn in GV Beius 2014 | Jul 20, 2014
  • And tonight I said goodbye to my summer homeThursday and Friday our team worked in town near our hotel in Beius. We worked with Adi and Mirela Iancu. Their habitat house is located behind Adi's father's house and they are expecting a baby this winter. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/401 Posted by gooberkn in GV Beius 2014 | Jul 18, 2014
  • Day 3 in BeiusI started off the day with a beautiful early morning run. It was so quiet and peaceful and gave me a chance to reflect a bit on this experience. And take some more pictures of this beautiful town! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/401268/9C5F6FF12 Posted by gooberkn in GV Beius 2014 | Jul 16, 2014
  • tracksFor six weeks I barely wrote a word. Not just here, but my journal famished too: only a couple pages to account for over a month; poor thing. But I am on a train again, earth rolling beneath my feet. Posted by Zaspirucho in Thoughts from afar | Jul 16, 2014
  • Another Amazing Day!!!Today - what an amazing day! We travelled about 30 minutes to the town of Soimi where we met the Bunta family. You can check out their story in a previous blog entry. Posted by gooberkn in GV Beius 2014 | Jul 15, 2014
  • We've Made it to Beius!We're finally in Romania! It is so nice to return back to my summer home and see all my friends at Habitat Beius. The drive from Budapest to Beius was so familiar yesterday and so wonderful. I'm privilege to be Posted by gooberkn in GV Beius 2014 | Jul 14, 2014
  • PhotosHave got so many pictures, if anyone would like more, please let me know and can email the folder to you direct! It truly is an amazing cemetery. Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 10, 2014
  • CAMPINA TO BRISTRITA AND SIGHETU MARMETAIEe have JULY 7TH and 8TH to 10th CAMPINA TO BISTRITA The first part of the day went well, we reached Sigishoara for lunch, and went to the Austrian Gasthof again. Took another walk around the citadel and hoped to find the Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 10, 2014
  • Veliko Tarnovo to CampinaSUNDAY 6TH JULY VELIKO TARNOVO TO CAMPINA Baking hot day from first thing and we set off for Bucharest. En route it was amazingly peaceful, we chose the right day to travel, hardly any lorries and not many cars. At the Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 8, 2014
  • CAMPINA TO BISTRITAJULY 7TH and 8TH CAMPINA TO BISTRITA The first part of the day went well, we reached Sigishoara for lunch, and went to the Austrian Gasthof again. Took another walk around the citadel and hoped to find the lace butterfly for Susan. Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 8, 2014
  • Speeding Fine and Astra Village Sibiu30th June Speeding Ticket Fine and Astra Village, Sibiu Our last day here in Transylvania, though we now want to see more of the it, and will probably make our way back with visit to some of the more northern areas of Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 2, 2014
  • Cisnadaora Romania and Sibiu Romania29th June Lazy day today, really hot and we had planned to hike up to the fortress church but couldn't face the heat. However, we learned that inside the church are memorial plaques to German soldiers who were killed Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 2, 2014
  • Transfagaras Pass from Cisnadaora to Corbii Mari Romania 1st July Transfagaras Pass Road and down to Corbii Mari just above Bucharest. The morning was fine in Cisnadoara when we set out, took a quick detour to photograph the poster for the "dressaj for dogs" outfit nearby, then Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jul 2, 2014
  • Sigishoara and Biertan RomaniaJUNE 28TH SIGISHOARA AND BIERTAN We decided to go and visit one of the key Transylvania towns today. A distance of about 55 miles and it took around 90 minutes, despite a good bit of dual carriageway. It was lovely Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jun 29, 2014
  • SIBIU ROMANIA27th June SIBIU CENTRE Having failed to negotiate our way into the centre, not once but several times due to the habit of the highways being changed, made one way, incorrect signage and so on, apparently even our hostess, after a short Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jun 29, 2014
  • ARAD ROMANIA TO SIBIU ROMANIA24th June Arad to Sibiu Our stay in Arad was brief, the long drive from Pecs deterred us from exploring the town, which is quite large. There were some attractive buildings in the old centre but our hotel was on the Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jun 27, 2014
  • PECS HUNGARY TO ARAD ROMANIA24th June Well, we awoke to thunder and lightning, pouring rain and grey skies. Wondered what the trip would be like. As it turned out there was hardly any rain en route. We made pretty good time along normal roads, the Posted by Combes Caper in Grandfolks Grand Tour | Jun 27, 2014
  • Tag 5Heute verbringen wir einen Tag so zu sagen "Auf See" und wir passieren das Eiserne Tor. Die 130 Kilometer lange Kataraktenstrecke ist landschaftlich eine der schönsten Abschnitte der Donaukreuzfahrt. Das „Eiserne Tor“ ist das Durchbruchstal zwischen dem S Posted by fegoesdonau in FE goes DONAU | Jun 5, 2014
  • Tag 4Die ganze Nacht lagen wir in Rousse in Bulgarien vor Anker. Es war für Mutti eine ruhige Nacht ohne Plätschern. Wenn das Schiff steht, hörte man in unserer Kabine kaum etwas vom Motorengeräusch und man konnte wirklich gut schlafen. Um Posted by fegoesdonau in FE goes DONAU | Jun 4, 2014
  • Tag 2Um 8:15 Uhr sollte der Ausflug mit einem kleinen Boot ins Donaudelta starten. Während des Frühstücks hätten wir eigentlich mit unserem Schiff von Tulcea bis zum Bootsanleger an der „Meile 35“ fahren sollen. Doch wo Nichts ist, kann auch nicht Posted by fegoesdonau in FE goes DONAU | Jun 2, 2014
  • Revelling in Romania - Part llBefore retiring last night I had the good fortune to engage our amazing receptionist in conversation for around an hour. It was enthralling to discuss all things Romanian from her home and family, the country & economy since the fall Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | May 29, 2014
  • The Rabbit Club @^_^@I awoke to the groans of Roomie who was struggling to raise his head from the pillow….”Good night?” I asked to which came the reply “Oh Joe, (he calls everyone Joe) I should have listened to you but it was Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | May 29, 2014
  • Introductions.....Ok let me introduce you to the group. In no particular order we have Oscar, Zulu, Delta, Juliet, Tango, Bravo, Alpha, Echo, Kilo, Romeo, Yankee & Whiskey………….and believe it or not there is significance in a number of these pseudonyms Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | May 29, 2014
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