BL #35: Drive a Giant Red Jelly Bean

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August 6th 2014
Published: September 30th 2017
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Geo: 45.3733, 24.6319Romania's Transfăgărășan - called the "World's best driving road" by none other than Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame, it can be one of the highlights of any visit here. It's the second-highest road in Romania, winding through the Southern Carpathian Mountains like a serpent's twisted body, complete with hairpin turns, S-curves, a... Read Full Entry

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Tough Beef ...Tough Beef ...
Tough Beef ...

... our hotel in Lake Vidraru was a bit isolated, and we didn't want to drive around the tight and twisty roads in the dark, given the state of the road. So we decided to eat at the restaurant, which had some mixed reviews on TripAdvisor - some claimed that the food was fantastic, while others called it inedible. It was somewhere in between.
Traditional Potatoes ...Traditional Potatoes ...
Traditional Potatoes ...

... by far the highlight of dinner, with bacon, onions, and peppers.
Stew With Pork, Sausage, and Polenta ...Stew With Pork, Sausage, and Polenta ...
Stew With Pork, Sausage, and Polenta ...

... and topped with a fried egg - it tasted pretty good, but was barely room temperature. I should've stopped eating it, because the next day I had some flashbacks to Phuket (i.e. stomach troubles).

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