- Period: March 2007
- Weather: Cold with rain, sun and snow
- Roads: The roads on the route we did were all in good condition
ATM's: Available in the larger cities
Creditcards: Accepted in a lot of places
Safety: nothing special
Prices (per July 2007)
Value Money: €1 = 3,3 Lei
Fuel: Diesel costs 3 Lei per liter (0,91 euro)
When you leave Romania at Giurgiu and enter Bulgary at Ruse you have to cross a large bridge over the Donau. For this bridge you have to pay bridge tax. The tax is € 7,20 or 25 Lei. You have to pay exactly this amount in cash.
For driving on Romanian Road you need a vignet. On the border it is not clearly indicated that you need it and on entry it is not checked. When leaving however they do check if you had one. If not the fine can be 250 Euro. You can buy the Vignet on the border or at some petrol stations. Sometimes you have to try several as in many places they are sometimes sold out. The petrol stations you can buy them are: Rompetrol en Petrom. A vignet for one week costs 10 Lei. If you buy the Vignet you get a note with the details belonging to the vignet. It is very important to keep this together with the vignet, without it it is worthless.
www.davor.nl - Website of the orphanage
Grid: Lat/Lon hddd°mm.mmm"
|Arad||N46.10.635||E021.21.482||Hotel||Pension Poiana||Basic but very clean|
|Giurgiu||N43.54.880||E025.58.277||Hotel||Good food but the beds are old|
|Cornatel||N45.47.735||E024.21.182||Various||Orphanage||Orphanage of Iona and Henk|