Transylvania presents visitors with none of the logistical hurdles
encountered in the hardscrabble lands to its east. Trains go almost
everywhere, and tickets cost roughly two dollars an hour for first-class
travel (first-class Romanian-style, that is, with tatterdemalion
comfortably upholstered compartments and equally tatterdemalion
solicitous attendants). There is not need to rent a car: taxis may be
in the cities at a rate of only thirty cents a mile (if you are not a
faced bargainer, have a concierge or a Romanian acquaintance arrange
this). Serviceable, clean hotels run a reasonable $15 to $40 a night.
Latinate Romanian comes easily to the ears and tongues of French- or
Italian-speakers, and English is no longer a rarity. All in all, ten to
fourteen days should make a good trip, allowing you to see the places
described below and perhaps a couple of others, such as Cluj, the
vibrant fin-de-si\350cle Magyar capital of northern Transylvania, and
Sibiu, the German bastion of the south. Transylvanians tend to be
unpretentious and hospitable, and you may well be invited home to
share a meal. Once you make local friends, you may decide to scrap
your itinerary and surrender to the near-bucolic rhythm of life in this
largely agricultural land.
On 30 June, I tried running this. But at the very end,
there's a "describe" on 2 numbered nodes that doesn't work,
since the numbering depends on how it is run. This needs
to be replaced by a description of the nodes.
When AutoBR is "ready for prime time", try running
this demo using it instead of SNeBR.