Romania

Passing the Ukrainian - Romanian border

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Merry Cemetery, Săpânța, Romania (Special)

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Old and new church next to eachother in Bogdan Vodă

The Maramureș region is (also) famous because of its wooden churches. Here we spotted an old wooden church next to a newly build church. It was also interesting to see that they were building new churches on the Romanian country side, whereas churches in The Netherlands struggle with stagnating visitors.

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So many churches in Maramureș! This time an Orthodox church

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Hotel Alpina Deluxe, Moisei

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Alpina Deluxe

Driving the DN17C from Moisei to Cluj

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Staying with friends in Cluj

Driving small roads from Cluj to Sebes, unexpected offroad

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The view on Piatra Secuiului, Romania

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Hotel Casa Dives

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Hotel Casa Dives

Transfăgărășan, Romania (Special)

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Hotel Subcarpati

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Hotel Subcarpati

Transalpina, Romania (Special)

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Hotel Country Club La Mesteceni

This apartment was 'interesting'. We arrived quite late in the evening after driving the Transalpina and the staff was a bit confused when we arrived. This was even more strange because I called them one hour before to check if their restaurant was opened.

The double room we booked was not available anymore so we got an apartment. It didn't matter to us because we only needed a place to sleep and do the laundry. The apartment we got was mainly used for (their?) students. Not the fanciest place but we slept well and did not use the other areas anyway.

In the morning we found out that we had no warm water but the staff quickly fixed this by turning the boiler on. Obviously the apartment wasn't used for a while and therefore the boiler had been shut off.

There is plenty parking space available for motorcyles. I am not sure if the doors close, but they have 4 garages with space for 2 cars per garage available.

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Country Club La Mesteceni

Coffee stop at Hanul Domnesc

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Driving the twisty DJ582 road to Reșița

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Pensiune Muntii Aninei

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Pensiune Muntii Aninei

Bigar Cascade Water Falls

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Romanian road works are sh*t.

So the road was already quite bad for a while but the situation got worse. We were in a line of cars and went through a section with road works. The Romanian road workers somehow thought it would be a bad idea to close the road and they decided to send the cars and us through the road works behind a truck that was spraying fresh tar on the road. Cars were slowing down, coming almost to a halt. Luckily we were able to roll past the cars so we didn't have to stop with our boots in the tar... but still, the bikes are now covered in tar. Sh*t.

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Hotel Koronna

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Hotel Koronna