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August 2021

ROMANIA, CLUJ, - THEN MY JOURNEY HOME.

Fogged off.

This holiday had been by train journey to Romania staying in Sibiu, Sighisoara and Cluj The
weather had been lovely for November. -- Cluj-Napoca is in north western Romania.
Commonly known as Cluj. Cluj renamed Cluj-Napoca in 1974 to highlight the town Roman
links. -- I arrived at Cluj rail station in the late afternoon and booked in at Hotel Transilvania
in town, for 2 nights. I had a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant. Next morning there was a thick fog, the sort of fog that you can't see across the road. I waited till it thinned a bit, but it hung around all day. [It was November ! ] So
i didn't see Cluj at its best. I climbed the 237 steps to the top of Cetatuia Hill
, but no view. -- Leaving Cluj i started my journey home by train, first stop Budapest ,
Hungary. 354 km.ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  -- Hotel Transilvania -  3  star,  - comfortable  hotel  with  good  restaurant.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Hotel Transilvania - 3 star, - comfortable hotel with good restaurant.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  --  Hotel  courtyard, hotel  both  sides.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Hotel courtyard, hotel both sides.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA,  --  Hotel  room  .Nov  23rd

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA, -- Hotel room .Nov 23rd

HUGE ROMANIAN  FLAG  ON  TOWN  HALL. CLUJ.

HUGE ROMANIAN FLAG ON TOWN HALL. CLUJ.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  --  St.  Michaels  church. in  Piata  Unirii

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- St. Michaels church. in Piata Unirii

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA..-Nov 24th.  --St.  Michaels  church  door.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA..-Nov 24th. --St. Michaels church door.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- St.  Michaels  church. from  14th  century.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- St. Michaels church. from 14th century.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Mathias Rex  statue  in  Piata  Unirii.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Mathias Rex statue in Piata Unirii.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  -- River  Somes.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- River Somes.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  --  Heroes  Monument  on  Cetatuia  Hill.  237  steps  up  the  hill. Altitude  405 m .   Cross  30m  high.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Heroes Monument on Cetatuia Hill. 237 steps up the hill. Altitude 405 m . Cross 30m high.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA  --

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA --

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  -- City  tram. There  are  also  trolleybus  and  bus.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- City tram. There are also trolleybus and bus.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  --  CFR  Train  ticket  office  in  town.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- CFR Train ticket office in town.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.   -  Meal  in  hotel  restaurant.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. - Meal in hotel restaurant.

ROMANIA,  CLUJ-NAPOCA.  --  Meal  dessert.  in  hotel.

ROMANIA, CLUJ-NAPOCA. -- Meal dessert. in hotel.


== In Budapest, leaving Keleti rail station , i stayed one night at Hotel Park across
the road from station. I've been to Budapest twice before, so it was just a laze
around. I enjoyed an evening meal at restaurant Matyas Pince, a huge Weiner Schnitzel. -- HUNGARY.  BUDAPEST. -- Hotel  near  rail  station.  Nov  25th.

HUNGARY. BUDAPEST. -- Hotel near rail station. Nov 25th.

HUNGARY,  BUDAPEST.  --  Keleti  rail  station. the  main  international  station.

HUNGARY, BUDAPEST. -- Keleti rail station. the main international station.

HUNGARY,  BUDAPEST.  --  Restaurant  Matyas  Pince.

HUNGARY, BUDAPEST. -- Restaurant Matyas Pince.

HUNGARY,  BUDAPEST.  --  Inside  restaurant.

HUNGARY, BUDAPEST. -- Inside restaurant.

HUNGARY,  BUDAPEST.  --  Meal  Wiener  Schnitzel.

HUNGARY, BUDAPEST. -- Meal Wiener Schnitzel.

HUNGARY,  BUDAPEST. -- Lager,  pale  style  beer. brewed  in  Hungary.

HUNGARY, BUDAPEST. -- Lager, pale style beer. brewed in Hungary.

----- Moving on to Munich
Germany i stayed one night in hotel near main rail station. Munich was getting
ready for Christmas., with lights and stalls. - -RAILJET Train  run  by  Austrian  Railways.

RAILJET Train run by Austrian Railways.

GERMANY  ,  MUNICH.  --  Hotel  near rail  station.

GERMANY , MUNICH. -- Hotel near rail station.

GERMANY,  MUNICH.

GERMANY, MUNICH.

GERMANY,  MUNICH.

GERMANY, MUNICH.

GERMANY,  MUNICH.  --  Christmas  tree  near  Town  Hall.

GERMANY, MUNICH. -- Christmas tree near Town Hall.

GERMANY  MUNICH.   --  Christmas  lights.  November. 26th.

GERMANY MUNICH. -- Christmas lights. November. 26th.

GERMANY.  MUNICH.  --  DB  ICE  Train.   27th  Nov.

GERMANY. MUNICH. -- DB ICE Train. 27th Nov.

---My last overnight stay was Ostend Belgium, Then catching
the Eurostar train from Brussels to London , via the Channel tunnel. ===BELGIUM,  OSTEND.  --  Hotel  New  Astoria.  ,   busy  in  November.

BELGIUM, OSTEND. -- Hotel New Astoria. , busy in November.

BELGIUM, OSTEND.  --  Hotel  front.

BELGIUM, OSTEND. -- Hotel front.

BELGIUM.  OSTEND.  --  One  of  the  400  Belgium  beers.  --  No i  did  not  try  all  !

BELGIUM. OSTEND. -- One of the 400 Belgium beers. -- No i did not try all !

BELGIUM, OSTEND.  --  Promenade,  early  evening  , November. 27th.

BELGIUM, OSTEND. -- Promenade, early evening , November. 27th.

BELGIUM,  OSTEND.  --  Casino.Theatre.

BELGIUM, OSTEND. -- Casino.Theatre.

BELGIUM,  OSTEND.  --  Original  rail  station.

BELGIUM, OSTEND. -- Original rail station.

BELGIUM,  OSTEND.--  Rail station new  platforms.  28th Nov  2016.

BELGIUM, OSTEND.-- Rail station new platforms. 28th Nov 2016.

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