Day 8 - Brasov
Brasoff or Braysoff....im not sure how its pronounced but thats where we were heading.
Entering Romania it was clear this place was behind other places we had been to. That's mainly in the countryside though. So many half built premises derelict. Miles and miles of green land. The farmers raking up the hay by hand and cutting the hay by hand. Such hard work.
Also there are huge stork nests on top of electric posts. You can see the storks in them ...it's really cool!
You can see the difference in generations too, the older women in long skirts and head scarves and shawls, the younger in their shorts and vest tops. You notice the Roma gypsies, horse and carts even kids begging when we stopped at the traffic lights.
I've never seen such dangerous driving as here in Romania. They overtake head on and in blind bends then force their way in when they get to logger heads and they are losing. If you keep a braking gap you can be sure someone will be in it within seconds.
One funny sight I saw was a guy with short denim shorts, a white vest top and a bleach blonde mullet. Wish I'd taken a photo. On the roadside they sell random things like wicker baskets, garden knomes and space hoppers!
The campsite was lovely but literally as we arrived the heavens opened. No chance of putting the tent up.
It was Hollys birthday today and during the storm...yes ... thunder and lightning they decided to put up their tent. Mark stood under the gazebo and Holly stood in the field...in the rain. ..under the thunder and lightning holding the metal poles. All of us ditched the idea and paid to stay in their wooden bungalows. Ours looked like a wendy house but it was good to have a matress.
We all ate at the site and the food was really good even though I have eaten fried cheese nearly every night! We drank champagne too.....well who wouldn't for £6 a bottle. Actually we drunk them out of champers.
They had a live band on and I couldn't believe it when they sang Creedance Clearwaters Have you seen the rain....my Malaysia song...wow....im in Romania and I hear the local band singing it.
It was a great evening and I think Holly had a good time even though her candles on her cake said "Birthday Boy".