The drive to Varatec was uneventful with nothing much to see enroute. The tiny villages along the way were pretty neat and we saw lots of horse and buggies, some hauling hay and others were just families out for a joy ride. Some of these people are so poor but they always seem to have a smile on their faces and it appears outwardly at least, that they are loving life, maybe not rich in material things but wealthy in terms of family values.
The drive today was quite different, long and very interesting. Leslie had us touring a number of Citadels and paint monasteries. They were truly amazing! We arrived at our apartment at approximately 8:15 pm so we covered a lot of miles. Going to be an early night and we are off to Cluj tomorrow to visit the underground salt mines Turda. We have been told it is an amazing place with a virtual city built underground in an abandoned salt mine.