Weekend in Sibiu

September 29th, 2009 by UFO in Traveling

Last weekend I went to see Alina to Romania. I took a very early train from Brno to Arad. Of course I had a long delay because of tough passport checking at Hungarian-Romanian border. Fortunately I was in time to meet Alina in Arad and get in the next train to Sibiu in central Romania (there is only one direct train per day).

After arrival we took a cab to the hotel. I was very surprised about the hotel, everything was very nice there. We went to the hotel restaurant to take a dinner and try some of the local wines. It was delicious (and wine also quite strong :-D). We were very tired from the journey so we went to sleep early.

In the morning after breakfast we went to the city centre, where we strolled, took a lunch and climbed up a tower to see the whole city. You can see some pictures in the photo gallery.

Historic centre of Sibiu

Next day it was the time to go home again. But before that we went to see Arad for a while and take a lunch there. I took a train at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and I was home at 2 o'clock in the morning. Hopefully I could buy a menu in McDonald's in Budapest to not starve :-P.

The weekend was very relaxing for me (maybe except the nearly 2500 km spent in trains), I would like to repeat something like that again.


Visit to Budapest

September 20th, 2009 by UFO in Traveling

Alina started to work in Romania not so long time ago. To see each other, we agreed to meet for a weekend on the half-way, in Budapest.

The weather there was very sunny with blue sky, so we could enjoy walking in the streets like in the summer time. We followed the same approach like in the other cities we had visited: we took a map with sight „tags“ at the information office and walked about the city to see everything important :-). We also had lunch at the Danube river. We stuffed ourselves pretty well with Goulash soup and grilled meat specialities.

Parliament n Budapest

Our hotel was in another city district, but it was relatively easy to get there by a tram and a city train. We were happy that we had a pool there we could enjoy to dive in after the long day. Generally, the hotel had been a good choice, even with considering the distance from the city centre.

On Sunday we walked in the other part of the city to see the rest of the important sights. We also did some shopping, Alina bought clothes, I bought a full backpack of wine bottles and palinka :-P.

I liked the city and I think I will return there to see more of it some day.