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Sinaia - Peles Castle - 1
AUGUST 2019: OVERVIEW: This is not a typical GRANDPAcking Post. This post is about my personal journey through Transylvania, Romania. It was such a pleasant experience that I felt that it needed to be told. I did not want the experience nor the pictures to be lost. Enjoy. I travelled by shuttle bus from Belgrade, Serbia to Timisoara, Romania. It was a 5 hour trip that cost US$17. From Timisoara, I took a train to Sibiu. The trip took 6 hours and cost R$67 / US$16. We, now, do a 1 week road trip in Transylvania. Our Road Trip will take […]

Transylvania – Romania – Road Trip



Sibiu - Old Town - 10
AUGUST 2019: OVERVIEW: We have just spent 5 nights in Timisoara which is located in western Romania near the Serbian border. I found it to be a little ‘ho hum’. We, now, head further east into Transylvania … our first ‘port of call’ is the historical town of Sibiu. PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Romania is the Leu (or the ‘RON’). I will refer to them as R$s. At the time of writing: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 R$4.26 R$4.73 R$5.16 Over time, these exchange rates will change. Please check the current rates. GETTING THERE: Sibiu is about 270 kms east of Timisoara. […]

Sibiu – Romania – Information



Timisoara - Walk - 9
AUGUST 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Romania is the Lei (the RON). I will refer to them as R$s. At the time of writing, US$1 = R$4.26. We have just spent 4 nights in Bajina Basta, Serbia … … followed by a long weekend in Belgrade, Serbia. We, now, head east into Romania … our first ‘port of call’ is the city of Timisoara … GETTING THERE: You can get from Belgrade to Timisoara by public transport: Train-Taxi-Train (via Vrsac / Moravita), Bus-Taxi-Bus (via Vrsac / Moravita), and long distance bus. I chose to go by Shuttle Bus. […]

Timisoara – Romania – Information



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GENERAL INFORMATION Romania vies with Bulgaria as the cheapest destination in Europe (but not on the Black Sea coast?!). Still harboring the scars of more than two decades under the Communist rule of Nicolae Ceausescu, Bucharest’s melancholic edge is offset by its metropolitan verve. And while more and more visitors are discovering the unique appeal of the city once known as “Little Paris,” it’s still a very affordable destination and a great place to go upscale for less. In fact, its luxury accommodations have an average rate of $190 per night, making Bucharest among the cheapest cities in the world to […]

Romania



SEPTEMBER 2019: OVERVIEW: We have just spent 3 nights in Goris which is said to be ‘one of the top 10 nicest towns in Armenia’.  Goris made my mind up – I am leaving Armenia and going to Georgia. To get to Georgia I have to go through the length of Armenia and connect in (the capital city) Yerevan. I decided to have a quick look at Yerevan on the way … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Armenia is the Dram (or the ‘AMD’). I will refer to them as A$s. At the time of writing: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 A$475 A$530 […]

Yerevan – Armenia – Journey



Jermuk - Deserted Building - 3
SEPTEMBER 2019: OVERVIEW: We have just spent a week on a road trip in Transylvania, Romania. We ended up in Bucharest. It is time for us to move on to an Armenian Health Spa Resort … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Armenia is the Dram (or the ‘AMD’). I will refer to them as A$s. At the time of writing: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 A$475 A$520 A$570 Over time, these exchange rates will change. Please check the current rates. GETTING THERE: There are direct flights from Romania to Armenia. TAROM FLIGHT: I booked a one-way ticket from Bucharest to Yerevan on […]

Jermuk – Armenia – Health Spa