Travel Blogs from Sinaia, Romania

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BL #32: Learn to Appreciate a European Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

BL #32: Learn to Appreciate a European Castle

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... .  Yes, they are stunning examples of architecture, but it also cannot be denied that they can quickly become BORING. While Sinaia is known for being a resort town in the Bucegi mountains, it's perhaps even more famous for being the home of Peles ...

Finishing Romania on a royal note, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Finishing Romania on a royal note

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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castle tour Rasnov Fortress- Bran Castle- Peles Palace I promise I will get around to posting pictures and entries.  At this point, I am very content drinking an ice cold beer and facebooking, until I have to take an overnight train to ...

A little Touring Before the Work Begins, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

A little Touring Before the Work Begins

A travel blog entry by andrea

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... . This factor, combined with the many castle-like houses, gives the area a very fairy tale like appearance. Because it is Romania, there is certainly another side. Walking down the street with some fruit which I had just purchased, a little boy walked up ...

Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Peles Castle

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... it really reminds me of Latin American...and all of you know how much I like Latin Culture...  We also saw the Sinaia Monastery today which had a large Orthodox church (biserica mare) built around 1846. As with most of the Orthodox churches I ...

Mountain Resort, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Mountain Resort

A travel blog entry by stephanberlin

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... everyone I asked recommended rather to cross the Karpatian mountains north of town and visit Transsylvania. That's a much more typical place for Romania they said. So I took off two days more to go there. Two hours north of town in Sinaia, King Carol's ...

Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Peles Castle

A travel blog entry by clairebrenton

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Brasov Bells / Castle Bran (with Cheese), Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Brasov Bells / Castle Bran (with Cheese)

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... great lengths to suit her wishes and make it appealing. After King Michael abdicated in 1947 the royal family disappeared from Romania with a good part of the national treasure, leaving the people to suffer through decades of Communist rule. After the ...

Hey - when did we get to Germany?, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Hey - when did we get to Germany?

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) Don't worry. We're still in Romania. This Peles (pronounced Pelesh) Castle just reminds me strongly of the castles we found with Karl in Germany. It's beautiful. But no pictures inside so sorry. The rain must have waited for us while we were in the ...

3 Castle tour in Transylvania, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

3 Castle tour in Transylvania

A travel blog entry by claudiarebecca

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... - check out the shots.. And, finally, the Peles Castle.. built in 1883 by the first Romanian King, Carol I. Another spot in Sinaia that worths to be visited is the Sinaia Monastery.. where the entire history of this city started... This is where we ...

Wild Bears, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Wild Bears

A travel blog entry by p45

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... we had just bought from the village market in Bran!! Not good.. The brown bear population is estimated to be around 5000 in Romania and is the largest bear population in Europe outside of Russia. They can grow up to 635kg so we really didn't fancy seeing ...

Dracula shmacula, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Dracula shmacula

A travel blog entry by lyndshane

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Being in Romania, we considered buying a bit into the Dracula phenomena. With a little research however we discovered not only is Dracula a bit of an eye-roll for locals (though this doesn't stop them from milking it for all it’s worth) but most of ...

Castle in the Forest, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Castle in the Forest

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... and then French tapestries on every single column. I wish I'd taken a picture of it. This was the castle of Josef of Romania I think. It's actually privately owned, and I heard that the owner wants to close down either this one or the little sister ...

Sinaia, Bran, and Risnov, Sinaia, Bran, and Risnov, Romania travel blog

Sinaia, Bran, and Risnov

A travel blog entry by jaredwall

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... to tell him that he was at fault. I hope he never reads this. 48 kilometers later we arrived in Sinaia, which was the town where the royal family of Romania live. I saw "was" because they currently live abroad, as far as I know. The royal residence ...

Sinaia Rain, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Sinaia Rain

A travel blog entry by kirstenelise

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... a Mc Donald's. In fact, a young woman handed me a booklet of coupons as soon as I arrived! Can't wait! I got my ticket to Sinaia, which only required a painless bit of mime and some money, per usual. I was able to decipher where and when my train was to ...

Dracula and friends, Sinaia  Shigishoia, Romania travel blog

Dracula and friends

A travel blog entry by neall_e

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From Brasov it was just a little further south until I reached Sinaia, considered the "Pearl of the Carpathians." It's home to Peles Castle, one of the most amazing castles I've ever been to. Even more beautiful than Versailles. I had lunch in the house ...

Sinaia up in the Bulgarian Mountains, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Sinaia up in the Bulgarian Mountains

A travel blog entry by laytonandjana

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This little ski village was originally a monastery settlement in the Prahova Valley. The monastery was called Sinaia Monastery which was named after biblical Mt Sinai...hence the name of the town! It is a town of about 15,000 so not too big. ...

Day trip to Sinaia, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Day trip to Sinaia

A travel blog entry by heidiandrew

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... an overcrowded motion-sickness-inducing mini van to Sinaia. Old palace/castle, monastery, lots of trees and fresh air. Had a beer in a pub to escape the rain and admired the handmade crafts and linens of the local women. Very picturesque part of ...

Back to Romania for the final 4 days, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Back to Romania for the final 4 days

A travel blog entry by mchupe_travels

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Part 2 Romania visit - Sinaia What a difference a week can make - where did the thigh high snow go? Spring has sprung. Most of the snow was gone in the town of Sinaia itself, but we headed up the mountain for some play. Where does the time go? ...

Rainy Day in Sinaia, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Rainy Day in Sinaia

A travel blog entry by lindsaym

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Woke up to a thunderstorm this morning. Not sure if it was the same one from last night or a new one but made the executive decision to have a lay in and watch Romanian music videos. Got up around 11 when the rain started to let up and headed into ...

Romania - Brasov area, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Romania - Brasov area

A travel blog entry by rvs

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Last night we slept over in Sinaia, a tourist town located in the mountains about 2 hours drive north from Bucharest.  The air was fresh and it was so peaceful. After we had breakfast we packed up and left to do some sight seeing.  The ...

A car rental fiasco and Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

A car rental fiasco and Peleș Castle

A travel blog entry by travelingdiva

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... and then went on a guided tour through the interior. The tour guide  gave us an interesting history lesson on Romania and made the tour really enjoyable. The castle is so elaborately designed and has the most beautiful paneling, ceilings, wall ...

Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Peles Castle

A travel blog entry by dueduedue

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Peles Castle is certainly one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. After King Michael's forced abdication by the communists in 1947, became a resting place for Romanian cultural personalities. During the last years of Ceausescu's regime, it was ...

Fairytale Castles and Friends, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Fairytale Castles and Friends

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... 's main tourist attraction) and enjoyed the lovely grounds while waiting for an English tour to start. The castle was constructed by Romania's first monarch, Carol I and was finished just before his death in 1914. It was the first castle in Europe to have ...

Transylvanian Castles, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Transylvanian Castles

A travel blog entry by msu

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... guide, I'm guessing he was forced out by communists) and the communists took over. Then in 1989, the revolution happened and now Romania is a democracy. On January 1, 2007, Romania was granted acceptance into the EU. This is why I have found Romania so ...

Sinaia, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Sinaia

A travel blog entry by msu

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... to visit Peles Castle today, then splurge and rent skis tomorrow and hit the slopes for a day of skiing in Romania. When I arrived in Sinaia, I was having trouble locating my hostel. Lo and behold, I was fortunate to see the tourist office a block ...

Transylvania, Sinaia, Brasov and Sighisoara, Romania travel blog

Transylvania

A travel blog entry by laural

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March 4 - 10, 2006 (Sinaia, Brasov and Sighisoara, Transylvania) Sorry folks, just pictures for ...

Sinaia has amazing summer palaces of Romanian King, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Sinaia has amazing summer palaces of Romanian King

A travel blog entry by denis.sokolov

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Peles Palace, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Peles Palace

A travel blog entry by amaddocks

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Sinaia, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

Sinaia

A travel blog entry by jkloewen

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... Jess and I rode the subway to Gara de Nord train station to travel to Brasov. We planned to spend 4 or 5 hours in a place called Sinaia, which was a stop on the train line to Brasov. From what Jess had researched about this place it looked amazing and it ...

La Transylvanie, la vraie, Sinaia, Romania travel blog

La Transylvanie, la vraie

A travel blog entry by mimichat

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... dernier, alors que nous séjournions à Brassov, nous avons décidé de faire une petite expédition pour visiter la ville de Sinaia qui n'est pas très loin. Nous sommes partis du terminus en début d'après-midi dans le minibus qui se rendait à ...

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