Driving up north
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After a couple of days in grey Bucharest, we rented a car and drove up north, heading for Transilvania. The drive up north becomes exciting once passing the suburbs of Bucharest. About 4 hours after leaving the capital we've reached the lovely village of Sinaia, a ski resort laying between the Carpat mountain.
Out of season, it's safe to arrive at Sinaia without booking. We drove across the village, walked into a cousy looking B&B and the friendly hostess was happy to show us around. The price was very affordable (I would say no more than 30 Euros each), the place was clean and had a huge tab, heating and cable tv, great value!
After strolling around the village we visited the information centre (main road) and got directions for recommended hikes in the nearby Carpat.
At night we drove to the upper parts of Sinaia for a lovely dinner at a Serbian resaurant. On the way out we ran across a family of brown bears who came for a visit in the village. We've heard that the owner of the restaurant feeds them bread every evening and so your bound to run across them if you come for dinner.
The nature reserve bordering Sinaia has a number of bears which you may run into while hiking in the mountains, but don't let it bother you! If they come, just stand still and think happy thoughts :)