Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 11 – From Sibiu to Budapest

Got up early and put the car in motion towards Hungary. On the way, I saw an old school-house that I wanted to picture so we stopped in Sebes for a coffee.

Sebes

Old school building from 1865: Education is freedom
Old school building from 1865: Education is freedom

Church in Sebes - note the small towers!
Church in Sebes – note the small towers!

Some old guy closed the church gates when we wanted to get in. They have a lunch break here!
Some old guy closed the church gates when we wanted to get in. They have a lunch break here! Reminds me of Italy where many churches are closed as well.

Some old canon
Some old canon

Coffee break in Sebes⁩
Coffee break in Sebes⁩

Râpa Roșie

Râpa Roșie (Romanian for “red ravine”) is a natural monument in Alba County about 4 kilometers north of Sebeș. We tried to find an easy road that goes there but somehow we got lost and it took us forever to get up there. Finally, we reached the parking and hiked up the hill.

Râpa Roșie
Mitsos was happy that we finally got here. It took forever.

Râpa Roșie
If you ever been to the Badlands you can relate

Râpa Roșie

Râpa Roșie

On the way out from the Canyon
On the way out from the Canyon we followed the wrong road along a river with no bridge for way to long. Even the cows can not make it! But in the end, we found our way out and got back on the road towards Budapest!

Old factory in ‎⁨Timiş⁩, ⁨Romania⁩
Old factory in ‎⁨Timiş⁩, ⁨Romania⁩

CiUC
What you do with the last money? You stop at one of the last shops and get some cigarettes for friends and some beer for the road! CiUC beer – it was hot in the car and the beer was cold = win!

Bergenbier - this one was ok
Bergenbier – this one was ok

At the Hungarian Border. Guess what the transporter will bring back from Hungary!
At the Hungarian Border. Guess what the transporter will bring back from Hugary!

A little bit before Budapest

Budapest

As always we had to find a save parking for the car. All that Olive Oil and Greek food inside. Not easy if you do not know a place. I used booking.com and was able to find a cheap place with save parking behind metal gates. A Chinese guy that has two apartments rents out rooms on AirBnb and booking. What a world! After we checked in we had a stroll to the river and back.

The famous Gallerthegy bridge
The famous Gallerthegy bridge

Wenchheimpalota
Wenchheimpalota

Mr Zichy Nandor
Count Zichy Nándor. He initiated the canalization of several rivers in the Transdanubia region. The Count built his palace in the palace district of Budapest in front of the Jesuit Church. This part of the city was called “Little Vatican” because of the high number of Catholic institutions. Zichy supported the Jesuit order until his death.

Jezus Szivetemplom
Jezus Szivetemplom

Szent Jozsef templom
Szent Jozsef templom