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Romania? Why yes, I’ll have some more!

So I’ll try to make this my last post on Romania.  I wasn’t kidding when I told you we really loved our jam packed week there.

Let’s start with the Transfagarasan, or the DN7C.  It is considered to be one of the best roads to drive in the world!  It is a spectacular winding road where you encounter quick descents and hairpin turns every time you blink (so don’t blink!).   The long slow S curves make this road an amazing and hair raising drive, if you can be there when it’s open!  The road is typically closed from October to June because of the snow and poor driving conditions.  We managed to be there when it was open, but couldn’t seem to catch a break with the cloud cover!  We were running out of time so we decided to just go for it and even with the fog it was worth the time and effort.  However, I don’t think I’ve ever wished more for my love the bumps-offroading junkie-fit this road like a glove husband.  The driving really stressed me out!  I handled it just fine but whoa was I tense!  We made it to the top but didn’t bother to get out, it was cold and snowy!  We don’t have cold weather gear and the fog was so thick we really couldn’t see much.  Hence the not so great photos…but at least we got a small view of part of the road for you!


Plus there was some lovely little waterfalls along the way!


After that morning drive we decided to go see Brasov.  We had wanted to stay in this town originally but we weren’t able to find a place to rent there.  (which is ok we really liked the place we found!)  We made a day of it and spent the majority of our time in the town square, which was very picturesque.  Brasov is the home of the Black Church, which is Gothic in origin, and it overseas all the happenings in the square.  The main square is called Piata Sfatului which means Council Square.  Historically this was the place where the markets, pillory, council house and church were located.  Now, it’s a grand area full of pedestrian only pathways for everyone to shop, eat, and view the beautiful architecture.


Sylar and Annalea saw these little bikes for rent and they enjoyed some time peddling around and scaring all the pigeons!

IMG_5595Of course we shopped and stopped for lunch and coffee 🙂  And  of course another photo opp with all the kids!

IMG_5647Oh, do you remember the mime that Sylar met on the last post?  Well, we found him again!