As you may know (if you have been paying attention), we have been in Sibiu of late, researching a brand new In Your Pocket mini-guide to the city. (We should really now be writing up our notes instead of messing about here, but that’s another story).
Anyway, runaway tigers aside, we liked the place a lot. It is not quite Brasov but it is on the right track, and its central squares are in better shape than any other town we’ve been to in Romania (a result of the place being beautified ahead of it becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2007).
As soon as the guide is written, published and the text and photos are online, you will of course be the first to know.
Meantime, we leave you with a photo of a bench at Sibiu train station, which is, to say the least, in bad shape:
It is not, however, in quite as bad a shape as this one: