Passing the Ukrainian - Romanian border

Coordinates: 47.990278993333,23.004324026667064
Latitude: 47.990278993333
Longitude: 23.004324026667
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Merry Cemetery, Săpânța, Romania (Special)

Coordinates: 47.9713096,23.694947800000023
Latitude: 47.9713096
Longitude: 23.6949478
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Old and new church next to eachother in Bogdan Vodă

Coordinates: 47.689885258333,24.268482551667034
Latitude: 47.689885258333
Longitude: 24.268482551667

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

Coordinates: 47.659965036667,24.355874983333024
Latitude: 47.659965036667
Longitude: 24.355874983333
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Hotel Alpina Deluxe, Moisei

Coordinates: 47.6336883,24.535906599999976
Latitude: 47.6336883
Longitude: 24.5359066
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Alpina Deluxe

Driving the DN17C from Moisei to Cluj

Coordinates: 47.60805197,24.42098401499993
Latitude: 47.60805197
Longitude: 24.420984015
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Staying with friends in Cluj

Coordinates: 46.7712101,23.623635299999933
Latitude: 46.7712101
Longitude: 23.6236353

Driving small roads from Cluj to Sebes, unexpected offroad

Coordinates: 46.603447013333,23.471090001666994
Latitude: 46.603447013333
Longitude: 23.471090001667
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The view on Piatra Secuiului, Romania

Coordinates: 46.452397658333,23.56772035166705
Latitude: 46.452397658333
Longitude: 23.567720351667
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Hotel Casa Dives

Coordinates: 45.9040752,23.47913319999998
Latitude: 45.9040752
Longitude: 23.4791332
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Hotel Casa Dives

Transfăgărășan, Romania (Special)

Coordinates: 45.602975,24.613745999999992
Latitude: 45.602975
Longitude: 24.613746
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Hotel Subcarpati

Coordinates: 45.15331359999999,24.681136000000038
Latitude: 45.1533136
Longitude: 24.681136
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Hotel Subcarpati

Transalpina, Romania (Special)

Coordinates: 45.30329144356633,23.682648010864227
Latitude: 45.303291443566
Longitude: 23.682648010864
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Hotel Country Club La Mesteceni

Coordinates: 45.92059299999999,23.62444849999997
Latitude: 45.920593
Longitude: 23.6244485

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

Coordinates: 45.726196021667,22.99570298833305
Latitude: 45.726196021667
Longitude: 22.995702988333
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Driving the twisty DJ582 road to Reșița

Coordinates: 45.262910965,22.19867401833301
Latitude: 45.262910965
Longitude: 22.198674018333
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Pensiune Muntii Aninei

Coordinates: 45.0605592,21.851292899999976
Latitude: 45.0605592
Longitude: 21.8512929
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Pensiune Muntii Aninei

Bigar Cascade Water Falls

Coordinates: 45.0034103,21.95959849999997
Latitude: 45.0034103
Longitude: 21.9595985
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Romanian road works are sh*t.

Coordinates: 45.180586515,21.55735047666701
Latitude: 45.180586515
Longitude: 21.557350476667

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

Coordinates: 45.719551,21.204879000000005
Latitude: 45.719551
Longitude: 21.204879
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Hotel Koronna