Trapped In My Tent For 32 Hours – Romania Edition

By Darren Alff

My first night in Romania was spent stealth camping in my tent. In fact, my first two nights in Romania were spent inside my tent.

Just moments after setting up my tent and finishing my first day of cycling in Romania, it began to rain… and the rain didn’t stop for more than 20 hours. So rather than get up and ride the next day as I had planned, I stayed inside my tent all day long and read. I finished reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and I started reading Zorba The Greek – a book that was recommended to me by Kevin whom I met earlier this year on the Bike Switzerland Challenge Tour.

Around 4 PM on my second day in Romania, the rain finally stopped and I was able to crawl out of my tent and take these photos. I could have packed everything up at that point and gotten in a couple hours of riding before the sun set again, but the day was largely over. I was camped out in a nice secluded location, so rather than go through the trouble of packing everything up and then having to unpack it all again just a couple hours later, I left my tent right where it was, crawled back inside my sleeping bag, read a little bit more and then went to sleep.

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