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I took some days off this week. Starting from Monday, the weather gets rough here and I wanted to enjoy it to the max. Let's say that "max' is a bit said. I wanted to get out of the city and get on those mountain roads in the country. I did 400 Km, and it was a success, a delight, the Vespa is a winner! I have stopped several times to take pictures and to grab some food, drinks and gas.
During the ridem, suddenly I remembered what a beautiful country I have. Just take a look at the pictures. I hope you will enjoy them.

P.S: before the ride I went to the 1000 Km service. Until now I have proudly ridden 1420 km
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more pics
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great scenery, and nice pictures of it.

what's the exclamation mark on the back of your scoot mean?

-vonginti-
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Even more pics
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Wow Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing.

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the last pics
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took it to the washer before leaving
took it to the washer before leaving
the route
the route
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Well, the exclamation yellow sign is a must in Romania when you're a beginner driver/rider. I will have to keep it there for one year. Police regulations.

And check the plates
Luckily all license plates in Romania have a three letters random combination. But I asked for a "custom" combination. Couldn't be other than VSP
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BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing!

Note to self: Must visit Romania!
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Absolutely Beautiful, the Vespa too!
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Clap emoticon BRAVO PIXEL! Clap emoticon

What breathtaking views. Your country is beautiful.

I love the "!" So when are you coming over to wash up my GTS then? Laughing emoticon

Thank you for sharing again!

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Gorgeous! I am VERY jealous!!
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The highest point that I got up to was 1400 m altitude. The highest peak in Romania is 2300m. But no roards up there

Please do come in Romania It is a beautiful country, but we have a saying here: "Romania is a beatiful country, too bad there's people in it." )
And that's not a joke
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Dazzling. I love it. I was hoping you'd tell us exactly where it was and then I saw your map. Thanks.

I hope your weather holds up and you can get one more long scoot before winter!

(I think you could sell thousands of those exclamation points here in the states... they wouldn't mean the same but I think it's a cool accent for the scoot! I'll give you $5 for it when you finally get to take it off.)
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Wow! What an amazing place to ride a scooter. It looks beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

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lomunchi wrote:
I think you could sell thousands of those exclamation points here in the states... they wouldn't mean the same but I think it's a cool accent for the scoot! I'll give you $5 for it when you finally get to take it off.
Laughing emoticon Here you can buy 2 for 1$ The cars are supposed to have one in front and one in the back. I don't want to put one in front.

If you really want one, I could send you a package as Xmas gift No charge Laughing emoticon

Just PM me.
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Absolutely gorgeous photos! That is one lucky Vespa.
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Thanks for sharing, that's really gorgeous!
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Wow Pixel, those are wonderful photos that you took. Romania is beautiful. I would love to have scenary like that to look at while riding. It's great to see you out doing long rides, you obviously have your confidence now! Good for you.
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Pixel - you have done more for Romanian tourism than any agency!

Gorgeous ..... thanks for taking the time to post these pics...


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WOW!!! What great pictures. You live in a very pretty country. Thank you so much for posting.

I naow must come to your country one day, Beale.
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If South Texas looked like that I'm sure I couldn't afford to live here.
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pixel wrote:
we have a saying here: "Romania is a beatiful country, too bad there's people in it." )
And that's not a joke
Explain!
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Excellent photos! Thanks!
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This is why I come to this board so much. Each of us contribute to the greater good. I've been to Romania, 2 years ago. I must say that the thing that made is special was the people. We always travel with Canadian Flags on our backpacks, I'm from Calgary and my wife is a wanna be Canuck. I gave one of my flags to a countryman of yours. I wish I would have known about the Exclamation marks.
Is there somewhere online to buy them?
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You have a Beautiful Country! It's great to see other countries, Keep them coming.....
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Paddylamb, unfortunately there's no place to buy them online.
Lomunchi suggested me to sell a thousand or so in the states ) but I don't do these kinds of things.

HULKING WAR MACHINE: We joke about the way people are here. For example if you would have ridden with me in those beautiful sceneries, there were piles of junk, plastic bottles, etc. A Romanian will throw junk next to a garbage bin. About tourism here, prices are like in Switzerland, quality like in Congo. A tourism agent always will take care of a foreigner here and will treat me like s*#t for the same money. The difference: I'm a Romanian, you should have money, etc., crap like this. That's why it's not really a joke.
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Those are BEAUTIFUL PICTURES
Unfortunately, The image of Rumania in Europe is not the best. We hear stories of the roads being full of holes etc, a lot of coruption,...

But seeing these pictures makes me want to head of (direction Rumania) right now.

Fall is probably the most beautiful season. Those colours!! Because the temperaturs hav ebeen so high in Belgium, a lot of tress still have a lot of green leaves, while normally most of the leaves should be gone.
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Great pics, thanks!

But where is your full-face helmet??
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No full face helmet. I have chosen Piaggio copter asa my helmet, but the dealer haven't receive it yet. He told me last week that he hopes I'll have it by Xmas.
For the moment he gave me to wear another helmet until mine gets here. It's a 3/4 with no visor. But I don't complain. It's ok.
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Just beautiful! In one weekend, you had the chance to do what we (from the states) would have to pay thousands of dollars to do..... visit an amazing country to see sites like that! I love the castles. My husband and I have always wanted to do a 'castle tour' someday. Thank you for sharing.
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Great photo's!
Is that Vlad Dracula's castle there?
I was recently in the Czech Republic, in southern Bohemia, not nearly as picturesque, the idea of moving to Romania was a popular one among
some of people I met.
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This goes for all Americans which watch too many movies and then believe everything they saw there :
I don't want to insult anyone, but for God's sake cut it out with Dracula. There was no blood drinking, no devils, no vampires, and no crap like that. Dracula is (unfortunately) a myth. That is indeed the castle there Vlad (aka Vlad the Impeller) lived plus other Romanian medieval rulers that followed him. Vlad had the weird habit to impale the Turkish soldiers and officers (which invaded us for like 200 years in a row). Nasty habit he got there, but was pretty effective at that time (remember, those were the Middle Ages) and that's nothing compared to the torture techniques I saw they used in Germany in the Middle Ages )

About the blood thing. There was a Hungarian Queen (Elizabeth Batory) witch had another sick habit as in to bathe in the blood of young (virgin) women. She wasn't really sane Razz emoticon All these had nothing to do with Transilvania.

You would be surprised to see when you will visit that castle that inside there's nothing but medieval architecture, medieval room decorations, old weapons and nothing more. There is no bottomless pit; there are no secret passages for Dracula

All appologies for those who feel dissapointed.
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Marc, please don't feel offended. Just informed maybe.
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Pixel ... you are right! Romania has given the world much more than Dracula!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1242648772401109800
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Thanx alot for the support Tikka I know that promo. A Romanian beer company did it.
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Thanks for posting! Those pics are eye-candy for those of us with wanderlust!
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Marc, please don't feel offended. Just informed maybe.
Hey Pixel, no offence intended, or taken

It's just that I watched a very interesting documentary on the life of Vlad recently, and seeing that castle in your photo's I had to ask.

I know Vlad had many castles and besides what is considered these days
as a bizarre way of dispatching his enemies, he was also regarded as the man
who united the many rival clans of Romania in his time.

I believe I mispelled his name in my original post, it's Vlad Dracul isn't it?

Anyway, it was just a question about the castle, not the hoky Hollywood stories.

Lovely photo's, beautiful country.

cheer's,
marc
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Gorgeous! I am VERY jealous!!
My thoughts exactly, Im quite jealous of the beautiful scenary you have to drive in!
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pixel,

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Thank you for sharing your pictures, your country and your ride.

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All I can say is WOW!! you are so lucky!

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