Some say (the Top Gear guys) it is the most beautiful road in the world... frankly, I do not have anything to prove that fact wrong. 90 kilometers of beautiful roads and views of mountains and deep, largely untouched, forests. The long single road is also known as "Ceaucescu's folly", built to cross the Carpathian mountains in Romania. It was built as a reaction to the Soviet Union's invasion of Prague in 1968 to ensure quick mobilization of troops between the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia in central Romania in case of such an invation took place in the country, then under Ceaucescu's rule (who was the only president of the Warsaw pact who openly critizised the invasion). It was built largely by military personel and, unofficially, more than a thousand people lost their lives working on it between 1970 and 1974.