At Bucuresti Nord, it was too late to get a sleeper reservation from the ticket
office, so after some food I joined train 360 21.05 Bucuresti-Beograd and
ââŹĹnegotiatedââŹÂ a twin berth cabin to myself for 20 euros, ââŹĹcash in pocketââŹÂ (it was
a ZS sleeper attendant - some things never change!).
Dr2005 a spus:Trăiască naşu'! Ce ne-am face fără el? E drept, dacă ar fi fost naş român, probabil lua mai mult.
Encountered a ranting Gripper on the IC back to
Bucuresti due to us not having the compulsory reservation. Paid him 45lei (ĂÂŁ9) which went in his back pocket and no ticket was issued!
In the evening tried to
find our way to Berestroika, the Brewpub in Bucuresti, but got taken for a ride by a cab driver who dropped us miles from it!
Did the Bucuresti to Iasi overnight - truely horrible stock / people etc, didnt
get much sleep at all, not helped by people wandering along the train at all
hours trying to sell me a phone.
Did the line from Adjud to Ciceu through the mountains with 41 0741 on P5201
0415 Marastesti to Miercurea Ciuc. [...]Too many dodgy people on the train as well. The second drunk to try and
become my friend got the full `are there no normal people in this country?'
Dr2005 a spus:S-a lovit şi el de problemele de care ne lovim cu toţii când călătorim cu CFR Călători :evil:
Just for fun, we decided to have the loco to Moldova (Thanks to Jools for
putting that crazy idea in my head). Proper border formalities are carried out
and passports stamped. On the return, some chap asked if we'd take his booty
across for him. Honestly, did he think we were born yesterday! Needless to say,
at the border post, everyone was told to get off for a full check. Once we'd
alighted, Bert 2 said he wasn't interested in us and to get back on. Everyone
else's luggage was subject to the full scrutiny that border police can exercise.
Panels in the carriage were removed and every compartment examined. Matey with
the booty got back on only for the guard to return his stash!