ROMANIA – Towards the end of the five hour bus ride from Sibiu, the bus turned a corner revealing a magnificent view of my next destination: Cluj-Napoca, which has 324,576 inhabitants, making it Romania’s second largest city. So, thinking of how to start this post, the first thing I did when I had borrowed a bike (from the hostel I stayed at) the following afternoon, was go back there to make some pictures. I actually went there twice, because it was raining when I got there the first time. As you will see on the pictures, Cluj has rather a strange climate in the summer. The day starts with nice weather, and grows continuously hotter until about 1 p.m., when it starts raining. It then rains for a few hours, leaving the city veiled and steaming for a while before the evening turns wonderfully clear (I asked someone about this, and he said it was normal).
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I will now show you the hill on the opposite (= northern) side of town during the veiled and steaming part of the late afternoon.
In the next post, I will show you the big streets of central Cluj-Napoca.