May 24, 2006
Aug 02, 2006
Sighisoara was a stop along the way from Brasov to Budapest. I wanted to take the night train but felt like I couldn't justify another whole day in Brasov. So I stopped at Sighisoara, dropped off my bags and went onto Budapest. On the bus to the train station, I met some Australian girls who were staying at the other hostel in Brasov. So we all stuck together and figured out about our late train and they used my guide book to find out the locations of things in Sighisoara. It was interesting to go there. It really felt like the city was frozen in time. It was just there and surviving on the old city and tales of Vlad Tepes (Dracula). It was only worth a day though. It was great to be visiting with other tourists though. We took things so slowly there in between seeing sights, so having other people to talk with made things go faster. And we also played card games waiting for the train. It's also interesting because one of them, Katie, is an occupational therapist and primarily works with children with developmental delays or other motor functioning impairments. We were able to compare school systems in Australia and the USA and how they fund therapy and assessment for services. I was also able to convince her that assessment is the way to go - it's like a logic puzzle where you have to find out where things fit and how things came to be. It's nice to talk to people about other subjects aside from travelling. I'm glad I found out that they're going to Budapest as well.