World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 44.0 km (Accumulated: 4931.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:33:01
Start 9:36am at "Targu Jui 15km" on km-marker 89 on rd.66/E79. 10c, half overc. and l. wind.
Finish 15:19pm. At "Baia de Fier 9km" on rd.665 in Novaci. 23c and same.
Another peacefull stage on the small backroads. A sudden shift in the people along the course of the run: Romas !
- a different lifestyle; half gypsies, very talkative, a few horses and donkeys in the front yards, colourfull dresses and pleanty of gestures as I pass along. Not all of them polite as else is the case when running in Rumania. A contry wich I have become to love to run in !
- The mix of friendliness and interest, but never amassing. The extremely varied nature, pure, but never crowded by tourists at all. The standard; Im allmost shocked compared w. what I expected :-)
An example is my accomodation for the night: Pension Ela. A mable villa w. mountain view and the main river flowing just behind the backyard. A room where you nearly could host a tennismatch. Balcony w. a view. Price: 22euro. Service: top !
Strangely, among horsedrawn carriges, wodden houses and calm rural life - the hotels I encounter are fine standard and so the roads. Allmost second to none I have experiensed in East Europe. Exactly contrary to what I expected; but that is one of the qualities of the run: you get to see all aspects of the contries and preconceptions have little chances to remain :-)
- If you want to experience mountains that can match the Alps, but be "the only tourist"; then Romania is it!