The World's Craziest Roads
Just past Dracula’s castle, deep within Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, the Transfăgărăşan Highway is a 55-mile stretch of roadway so scenic and wickedly winding that it rendered Jeremy Clarkson—glib host of the BBC’s popular automotive show Top Gear—practically speechless. That’s no small feat, since for more than 20 years, Clarkson has made it his business to bomb around the world’s most breathtaking roads.Surveying the twisted tarmac zigzagging below its summit from the cockpit of his…
Romania’s top five World Heritage Sites
The comprehensive restoration of Sighişoara’s hilltop citadel has made this already popular attraction the busiest site on Romania’s World Heritage List. Among its film-worthy attractions are the 500-year-old clock tower, the neat cobblestone streets lined with colourful buildings and a collection of arresting museums.