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Reflections On Lake Balea ...  
   

Reflections On Lake Balea ...

... billed as one of the highlights of the drive, along with Balea Falls, the lake was quite pretty. The falls? Not so much, at least from our vantage point from far below - had we hiked up to the falls, they may have been as specactular as advertised.
BL #35: Drive a Giant Red Jelly Bean

August 6th 2014
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, ... read more
Europe » Romania

Romanian Flag The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
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