We arrived in Cluj-Napoca yesterday, and had to rebuild our bikes that had been battered by the airline. After hours of trying to bodge it all together we decided to find our hotel before the sun went down. With little battery and no internet we had some trouble, but after working out roughly which direction to head in off we went… Pushing the broken bikes.
It took us 8 hours or getting lost and chased by dogs, contemplating sleeping rough, following a car who claimed they knew the way, asking directions from 3 different hotels and acquiring many bruises, we eventually found the hotel… hidden amongst derelict buildings with more stray dogs. The hotel itself was shut but there was an emergency number written on the door; the owner directed us to the spare key, finding our predicament very amusing, and promised to come over and make us breakfast in the morning.
After a few breakdowns, and lots of cheap bread, we might survive the rest of the trip.