We’ve got. The trip of 1100 km took 19 hours, we were really tired.)
It took about couple of hours in total on the borders, 13 hours on the road (speed mode was kept everywhere), and the rest was spent on search, in fact, that the road))) We were just continually lost With a navigator, Google maps and just print out the map and still with clear intervals the question, “I do not understand where we are?” appeared.
In Moldova we were lost just couples of times and not for a long time. But in Romania it happened in each 10-20 km.
Romania generally left solely negative emotions. It all started with the fact that at the border we were demanded a “gift” for the fact that we had cigarettes more than two packs, to my offer to throw in the trash, the customs officer refused, saying go to the Moldovan border and throw out there. Then it all went in the same vein, it is not informative signs, and even their full absence, reliable was just ask for directions, people are normal, showed. We even met countryman from Kherson, showing a correct and easier way.
Reaching Bulgaria we were relieved, everything is clear, perfect quality of road surface. Driving pleasure to the occasion.
In fact, so long turned from what I originally chose wrong road. I, for some unknown reason, totally thought that areas colored green were the forest
See Nikolaev- PLovdiv at the bigger map
Yes, the forest is there, but it is a forest in the mountains! Actually by the end, driving 900 km, we doubled up in the mountains and descended. According to the complexity rout as the Ai-Petri, no less, just up the road better and a little wider. Another very good thing is that it was dark and I was on the presence of light oncoming headlights understood, can cut corners.
Yes, definitely, without a co-driver, we would have spent the night somewhere and got to the destination the next day.
The way back will go like this, there is everywhere straight.
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What is interesting, at 2 am, finally met George and Kate we just almost lost consciousness from exhaustion, we got second wind, lay down to sleep at the beginning of the fifth