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Thursday, February 19, 1998
Budapest, Hungary to Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania:
Latitude: 46° 46' 9" North
Longitude: 23° 35' 32" East
Altitude: 1334 feet
From Seattle: 6795 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Continental

Today's Travel:
Countries: Hungary, Romania
Regions: Budapest, Transylvania
Route: Train 305
Path:Budapest, Hungary - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Linear:220 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 315
Linear Dist: 93933
Countries Visited: 25
Regions Visited: 102
More stats...
Hotels: 51
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 35
Hostels: 104
Transit: 27
Beers: 1332

Journal Entry:
With mixed feelings I leave Budapest. I find that as I'm gone longer and longer everytime I stop someplace it's harder to leave the people I've met. I'm a bit worried that this might be some indication of an impending burn out.

After a long day on the train I end up at the Cluj-Napoca train station looking for lodging. While getting my bearings I run into Mike, Clayton, and John who I knew from the Backpacker in Budapest. We pool our resources and end up in a delux hotel suite with cable TV, 4 beds and 15 foot ceilings (not to mention its own toilet and shower!) After a unremarkable pizza diner we venture out to see the Romanian night life. We somehow find ourselves at the student bar (we heard what sounded like live music coming from the basement of a building. It wasn't very exciting, but it was sort of interesting. Even though the music was mostly current (or at least Romanian versions of current music) I still felt like I was in the 70's. After that early to bed.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Romania
CIA World Fact Book: Romania

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