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Old July 9th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #3081
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I live in Arad and I never had any problems with the car, but as the other guys said you should lock your car and try not to leave in your car things that could tempt a car burglar.

Another thing: I don't know where will you stay in Arad, but anyway, if you are going on the route Hungarian border -> (Arad) -> Sibiu you should avoid Arad bypass. It's ultra-congested with trucks, there are 3 railway crossings that 1/3 of the time are on red and now they started working at 2 railway overpases on the bypass, so this could mean more delays...
Thanks, what you suggested looks like the better option indeed!
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Old July 9th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #3082
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Thank you for the recommendations and the advice! Actually you give me a great idea to stop and do a little sightseeing in Sibiu - and it would be a perfect break of the journey Arad - Ruse as it is more or less in the middle of it. Could you recommend maybe a place where I could park (safely) somewhere in the centre of Sibiu, perhaps even if there is a park/garden where we could have a walk with the little one, etc
Sorry about the off-topic of those questions, I don't know if there is a more appropriate section to ask those in the forum...
There is a parking here, just outside the historical centre (you can see it using Google street view). The parking costs only 1 leu/day (less than 25 eurocents/day!). Then follow Nicolae Bălcescu street by foot and you'll get into the real medieval Sibiu. At the end of that road you'll find Piaţa Mare (Large Square), Piaţa Mică (Small Square), Piaţa Huet (Huet Square) and Evangelical Church. All these places are closed to car traffic.
Then you can get back to your car on Mitropoliei street, visiting also the Orthodox Cathedral.
But also Cetăţii street - near parking - is a must see. Follow Google street view and you'll notice the old city wall and two of its towers, on the right side of the street.

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Old July 9th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #3083
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There is a parking here, just outside the historical centre (you can see it using Google street view). The parking costs only 1 leu/day (less than 25 eurocents/day!). Then follow Nicolae Bălcescu street by foot and you'll get into the real medieval Sibiu. At the end of that road you'll find Piaţa Mare (Large Square), Piaţa Mică (Small Square), Piaţa Huet (Huet Square) and Evangelical Church, then you can get back to your car on Mitropoliei street, visiting also the Orthodox Cathedral.
that is very kind nenea_hartia, sounds great! thank you
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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #3084
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Driving in Sibiu
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that's a pretty impressive natural skyline. Freeway looks nice too.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #3085
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #3086
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Old July 11th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #3087
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I take it thats the A4 aka Constanta By-Pass?

Good progress
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Old July 12th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #3088
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Yes, it's A4.

BTW: The Government is talking again about terminating the contract with Bechtel for Transylvania Motorway*. They asked the company to come with lower prices/km but the offer from Bechtel was not good enough. Another improved offer is expected next week. If it doesn't happen, the Government is expected to terminate the contract. That might be good because the motorway might get some EU funding. Even if that doesn't happen, they could tender it again, and get much better prices and thus the government would be capable of paying for more works on that motorway than now.

*For now, the Government seems serious about terminating motorway contracts, and that has helped speed up works on several sections.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #3089
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Le Clerk,

I know you will not be responsible for closing deal with Chinese motorway construction company, but the history tells no-so-optimistic story.

it took you (Romanians) a while (a couple of years) to cancel the Betchel contract. in return you did not get what you were promised.
now, I do not really expect Chinese performance/attitude will be much different what we could see in Poland.

the most important question for your government is: what is the added value of Chinese company ? if the answer is "price" that you do not need to look for references far away (Poland). do not forget the Chineses will have to be supported with small/medium local companies and I do not think local guys will be keen on working for half of the market price. all in all the value of the contract must reflect reality. and it seems to me it is only guaranteed by European companies (even not always). remember you need real motorways, not the chipest contract.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #3090
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[...] remember you need real motorways, not the chipest contract.
Great reply and perfect conclusion.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #3091
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Great reply and perfect conclusion.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #3092
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Everybody, please congratulate our colleague bogdymol !!!!

One of the main economic newspapers in Romania has published bogdymol's pictures, indicating as source skyscrapercity.com !!!!!!!

It's a first, isn't it? See here.



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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #3093
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Yaay. Its not a first though, the press do it all the time, and so does the Portuguese Government! But this time they gave a source.

Congrats bodymgol
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Moreover, at the end of that newspaper article, just where the comments section is beginning, there's even the link towards the SSC corresponding thread!!!

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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #3095
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Bravo bogdymol for your promptness but with a search you'll find plenty of websites specifying skyscrapercity.com source of the photo...
....websites from Romania, too.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #3096
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Le Clerk,

I know you will not be responsible for closing deal with Chinese motorway construction company, but the history tells no-so-optimistic story.

it took you (Romanians) a while (a couple of years) to cancel the Betchel contract. in return you did not get what you were promised.
now, I do not really expect Chinese performance/attitude will be much different what we could see in Poland.

the most important question for your government is: what is the added value of Chinese company ? if the answer is "price" that you do not need to look for references far away (Poland). do not forget the Chineses will have to be supported with small/medium local companies and I do not think local guys will be keen on working for half of the market price. all in all the value of the contract must reflect reality. and it seems to me it is only guaranteed by European companies (even not always). remember you need real motorways, not the chipest contract.
Our minister of transports was also pessimistic about the Chinese proposals. I agree it's tricky to work in a Chinese system in Europe, where rules differ enormously. We'll see if anything will be contracted with the Chinese. It should happen this year.
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Everybody, please congratulate our colleague bogdymol !!!!

One of the main economic newspapers in Romania has published bogdymol's pictures, indicating as source skyscrapercity.com !!!!!!!
Well done bogdymol!

Lousy media! They cannot get their asses on the ground, but copy pictures from the internetz.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #3100
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Thank you for the pics from Constanta.

Yesterday I posted on the Romanian section a lot of pictures made on half of DN79 Arad - Oradea (main road under reconstruction). You can find them in the Roads thread (from post #3197 to #3207).
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