Driving for the unknown
Trip Start Aug 27, 2011
14Trip End Sep 09, 2011
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The plan was to reach Tārgu Mures, as the starting point of our trip, the heart of Szekely Land (or Tara Secuilor in Romanian). Before we got there, we went through a deserted village with a brand new housing complex all in red, yellow and with silver rooftops. 20+ houses built by Roma people apparently was a fabulous view, as they so much did not fit the surroundings. A need to show how expensive they are (supposedly, cause silver rooftops were obviously not made from silver) was unbelievable. It seemed like some wannabe architect or rather Sim City lover went beyond his imagination and noone reacted in time to stop him. Well, that's not us who'll live there...
Anyways, we've booked a place called Hotel Ciao http://www.hotel-ciao.ro/home.html, which currently hosted a wedding party by the time we arrived. I suppose that's common, judging by the size of the restaurant room (2-floored). We have had a rare occasion to have a totally diverse breakfast the next day with all the leftovers from the wedding party (some still fresh). In overall - good choice cause the hotel was a 30 minutes walk from the city center (and Aga likes walking).
Tārgu Mures fails to offer anything truly interesting, as much we could tell, so we just wandered around the center, dropped into a Orthodox Cathedral and the Culture Palace (a very nice piece of art itself), taking a look at the huge concert hall inside. The Citadel turned out to we a pile of rocks inside and a place that have not seen many people around since the Middle Ages, so we were disappointed we had to climb the road leading to the Citadel gate
Day was saved by finding out that Tārgu Mures was hosting the Tuborg Greenfest the next day with a concert from Within Temptation. We had been thinking of going to see them for a while, so it was a chance not to be missed. We decided to come back again the next morning and buy the tickets.