Rest and recuperation in Sighisoara

Old town Sighisoara

Dave the motorhome is still behind the unlocked gate of Camping Aquaris in Sighisoara, Romania (N46.223097 E24.796349). We had planned to stay here today and explore the town further, but when I woke up this morning with a dodgy stomach all plans went out of the window.

I’ve not moved far from the safety of Dave’s loo today, although Jay has been out for a couple of walks with Charlie – one time he got a little lost, but then it’s to be expected when he doesn’t have his navigator with him. We’ve used the campsite wifi to upload some more videos onto our YouTube channel and get it bit of admin done.

As we sat inside, hiding from the heat of the sun, a Brit registered van pulled up next to us and we spent the next hour or so chatting with George and Sue as an early afternoon thunderstorm rolled by. Then as the sun reappeared and we got out the camping chairs a voice said ‘you look familiar!’, it was Susanne, Peter and their children from The Netherlands who we last saw just under a month ago on a lovely Greek beach – we chatted about where they have been since, so must have another look at their blog to see the photos (as it’s in Dutch, so we only look at the photos!).

So being confined to the campsite for me wasn’t such a bad thing as I had stuff to keep me occupied and people to chat to. Unfortunately Jay got bored, so much so that he planned to tackle the washing up to try to relieve his boredom!  As we’d just had some lunch I suggested a little walk, but we didn’t get too far before I felt a bit dizzy – guess the food hadn’t quite made it into my stomach by that point.

Sue and George came back from a walk around the town and popped a lasagne in their oven and we all sat outside to eat it. Sticking to water while everyone else tucked into the beer and wine was a bit tough, but needed. Peter and Susanne joined us later once their children had gone to bed and we all had a right good natter. The heavens opened so we rolled out our awning, but when the rain started coming in sideways we all retreated into Dave.

All our photos from around the town are from yesterday when fortunately we wandered around most of it and really liked it. It’s another Saxon town, so looks very Germanic or Austrian in the middle which is built on a hill, so you wind your way up to the church at the top. There is a huge cemetery to wander around up there before following the cobbled streets back down to the clock tower – we’ve been told several figures appear when it chimes midday, but we never made it over to see. The town is also where Vlad Tepes was born, and even though his birthplace is now a restaurant you can go and see the room he was born in if you so desire (and part with 5 Lei, about £1)!

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Vlad's birthplace is the yellow one - prime position in the town
Vlad’s birthplace is the yellow one – prime position in the town
The figurines on the clock tower
The figurines on the clock tower
Old town Sighisoara
Old town Sighisoara
Sometimes it just feels like you are being watched by the buildings!
Sometimes it just feels like you are being watched by the buildings!
The huge graveyard on top of the hill was packed full of centuries of Sighisoara citizens
The huge graveyard on top of the hill was packed full of centuries of Sighisoara citizens
Got a tower, but need a house? Build a quirky tower house!
Got a tower, but need a house? Build a quirky tower house!

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The historic centre is car free, so the surrounds can get quite busy for parking
The historic centre is car free, so the surrounds can get quite busy for parking
Not sure this fella would be my no. 1 choice of souvenir!
Not sure this fella would be my number one choice of souvenir!

It’s a late, but sober night for me but I did manage a couple of afternoon naps so it’s not too bad. My stomach is feeling much better, although we can’t work out what caused it was as we ate pretty much the same stuff yesterday. I’m sticking to bottled water and plain food and I suspect I’ll have the clearest head in the van tomorrow morning!

Our view of the cathedral from Dave
Our view of the cathedral from Dave

Ju x

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3 Comments

  1. Sorry you have been poorly. It may be tmi but we travel with adult sized ‘nappies’ /pants so if one of us gets a rumbly tummy we can at least go to sleep fairly confident that if the worst should happen and you can’t get to the loo in time it will be contained in the nappy and then chucked. We’ve been known to wear one when venturing out before we are totally confident of the state of our tummies! Presumably you know about Imodium etc.

    • Thanks Buff. Fortunately it wasn’t too bad, but we do have a decent selection of drugs in our cabinet for such emergencies! Feeling much better today so we’re hitting the road again.

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