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The taxi fare to the train station from Casa Albert (the end of the pedestrian walkway) cost 8 lei, not the 25 we were charged on our way in. In US dollars, that meant we paid about 2 v.s. 6, even getting ripped off, it is pretty cheap to take a taxi. When we left Bucharest, our train arrived at the station early so we were able to get in early and relax before departing. Not so here. We arrived early to sit on a bench on the platform. In a short while we were joined by ...
... typical of Transylvania and stands at the gate of West and Eastern Europe.
The afternoon turned into a bit of a write off because, as expected, I ate a stupidly unhealthy lunch. How do people expect me to be healthy when they sell giant cream cheese and fried bread things for dirt cheap? By the way, it was delicious. I pulled myself out of my food coma for long enough to see the Black Church. I got quite interested into the ...
... by the small weaponry room. Throughout these rooms is a very impressive collection of swords, guns, and shields from all different countries throughout Asia and Europe. Unfortunately we were unable to take photos inside as they require you to buy a "photo pass" with your tickets and since we didn't know we had to, we were out of luck.
Our tour continued through the King's office and next to the office is the King's library which has a secret door to the ...
... that was selling pottery, it was some of the nicest I had seen, and authentically Romanian-- but my mouth dropped when I saw the price: 8lei per bowl. In quick math, that is $2.50 each! Yes I bought a few. There were lots of restaurants gearing up for the evening festivities, but there wasn't much else to see in Bran, so we left for our next destination; Brasov. We started the tour with lunch. Having learned the day before, I ordered a salad and Ben a meat dish and ...
... spelt wrong) and we were in Romania. Got less than a mile up the road
& were pulled over for speeding. (Guess who was driving?) The funny thing
was, Steve had only just asked me what the speed limit was (50 not 65kms)
Anyway, we showed the documents &
the Mobster fluttered her eyelashes and the policeman disappeared with the paperwork for about 10
minutes then reappeared, shook his finger at Steve ...