I travelled to Cluj by train. It took 7 hours and the train ticket was the same price one way or return, so I took the
return. Going to Cluj, it was hot in the carriage, coming back was freezing...and I got very chilled shivering for 7 hours
in what ws a first class carriage.
Cluj was very beautiful. I fell in love from the moment I walked into the Cluj Hostel, with the handspun woolen wall
hangings and blankets and the crafty items on display. The hostel was built almost onto the medieval wall, which protected
the city in the olden times. The wall is still standing there with homes built above it and even into it. It was very picturesque.
The shops were all small and individual, and did not take credit cards. I had to change cash into local currency to buy
my walking boots, and have my hair done.
I finally met with george and walked through the central part of Cluj looking at some very old buildings.
Then we drove to the Salt Mine and then visited a very old church with a wall around it. That was open by the ministers
wife so we were able to see inside the church too.
The drive back was very picturesque and we went up a hill for some awesome views across to Cluj.
I loved Romania. The food was wonderful, and I loved the rich pastries and pastas, and the friendly people I met there.