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Romania: perfect for hitchhiking

Timișoara (01 Nov 2015) — posted on 16 Jan 2016

Because of various reasons, I decided not to go to Bucharest after Sibiu. A lot of people on the way we're not very enthusiastic about the city, and I want to go back to Romania in the future anyway. I also needed to save some time because I had booked a flight from Istanbul to Tel Aviv. So I prepared myself to make my way to Serbia and I hitchhiked to Timișoara to spend my two last nights in Romania there.

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Skyping home

Sibiu (30 Oct 2015) — posted on 11 Jan 2016

From Brasov I hitchhiked the same road to Sibiu again, but not before making a stop in Codlea. I have a few friends from Berlin that are originally from that small town and I wanted to surprise them. There wasn't much to do there, so I just took a picture to proof that I had passed through the town.

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The Moldoveanu peak (day 2)

Moldoveanu (28 Oct 2015) — posted on 25 Dec 2015

We got up early in the morning, we shared breakfast and started hiking again. Voytek and Christian decided to go swimming in the frozen lake a bit down, while I wanted to go to the top. So we said our goodbyes and split up.

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Romania's highest: the Moldoveanu peak (day 1)

Moldoveanu (28 Oct 2015) — posted on 23 Dec 2015

After visiting some cities I thought about hiking the highest mountain of Romania: the Moldoveanu in the Făgăraș mountain range. At 2544 meter, it was a bit lower than the Triglav in Slovenia. However, I doubted a little bit because it had become colder already and maybe the weather was not ideal at the top.

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The beautiful Salina Turda

Turda (25 Oct 2015) — posted on 20 Dec 2015

In Turda they turned a used salt mine into a spectacular tourist attraction. The mines were first mentioned in the Middle Ages and salt was being mined until 1932. The mines are now used for halotherapy, an alternative treatment for asthma, and as a tourist attraction.

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The Merry Cemetery

Săpânța (21 Oct 2015) — posted on 01 Dec 2015

The Maramures region is characterized by wood: houses made of wood, wooden gates of several hundred years old, wooden churches from the fourteenth century and wooden headstones.

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Romania's generosity

Săpânța (21 Oct 2015) — posted on 01 Dec 2015

From Oradea I continued further in Romania to Cluj-Napoca, the cultural capital of Transylvania, where I stayed with a friend of Bea for a couple of days. Before going more south and east I wanted to explore the beautiful Maramures region in the north of Romania.

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