Four Wheels Around - A Road Trip from the UK to South Africa

In February 2009 we are setting off on the trip of a lifetime from Brighton, E-Sussex, UK to South Africa. Furthermore, we are raising money for the British Red Cross along the way. This blog will cover our preparation until we leave and our adventures whilst we are on the road.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Timosoara to Brasov

After a long drive on monday we made it to Brasov from Timosoara in just 8 hours! We were averaging about 30 MPH as the roads were at times really good and possibly the best we have travelled on so far. At other times the roads were the worst, child sized potholes and oncoming vehicles in the middle of the road avoiding the bad conditions their side. It meant that our progress was slow going to Brasov and I feel maybe a taster of road conditions to come.

I have many things still to write about our adventures in Timisoara, we spent a lovely afternoon with a local Romanian woman called Raluca and got a really interesting insight into life in Romania, and in Brasov we have explored some fantastic underground pubs and enjoyed contrasts of heavy falling snow and today bright sunshine! Unfortunately, today we are getting back on the road towards the Black Sea coast and Bulgaria so sunny day number 3 will alas be spent in Carol.

The free internet in this hostel was not working yesterday and today we must check out in an hour thus the lack of blog news. However, here are a couple of pictures from Brasov.

Everytime I come to Brasov it seems to be a little bit more high tech than before. Now, in the main square they do not only have 'pigeon feeders' (crazy people, we spend all our time trying not to feed the flying rats in Britain for fear of an epidemic and here they actually set up machines with bird feed for 1.5 RON) but they also have an extremely technologically advanced tourist info point. Here you can take a picture of yourselves and email it to who ever you choose.


Above: Alex and I in the main square, in the snow! And some fellow Kismet Doa residents on the way to the pub! (Molly, Josh, Oli, Me, Alex and Sina)

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