Brasov, Romania – 26th July, 2010
So after getting back from dinner, I find a bunch of people drinking 2L bottles of beer. I join in. At about 4am its an Irish lad named Jack were the last ones drinking. I leave him to drink to himself and hit the sack. To a room full of snoring heads.
In the morning and after a bit of breakfast, which mind you is terrible (rolling stone hostel you have a lot to improve!). I end up chilling with Jack whilst he continues to get drunk at 11am in the morning. Quality.
I head into the square with them and leave them to walk to the station. I head to find something to eat and admire the Piata Stafalui with its council house and cute Romania buildings.
I go through the worlds ‘smallest’ street. Its not much of a street though. Its more a pedestrian alley way. Weird.
I decide – hey why not climb up to the Brasov sign. Only for it to start raining. So I take a rain check and take the cable car up. Which screams up there in a few minutes. Its about another 5 minutes walk til you are next to the Brasov sign. Its rather Hollywood and well, pretty lame. But the view of Brasov is pretty worth it.
Back down in town I head off and go to find the Black and White tower – where you also get some views. But they want money to climb up them (7 Lei) so I just admire the view from the entrance point before going back to the hostel.
I get talking to a few American’s and they want to go watch some Gypsy music so I decide I’m down with that. Only problem is we have to wait for the Bear tour to finish (yup the hostel runs a bear watching tour. Not really a tour – you sit in a car and wait for the bears to come scavenge through bins – not my idea of wildlife watching). So we wait – they return and they aren’t going to the gypsy music. So we head to a bar instead.
The bar is pretty cool – got a great little vibe. Only problem was the return trip from the bar. They called last drinks so we decided to go. Bad mistake. The skies had opened up. And not a sprinkle. A downpour was bucketing down. So we go for one last one. And then go. But things haven’t died down. So its a walk home in the rain. Awesome. Clothes completely saturated we make it back.