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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmbient Pension Brasov
Great location 10 min walk from main drag, very helpful staff on front desk - massive room, king size bed, about 100 channels. Couldn't ask for more
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Thunder boomed us awake before dawn, then I fell back asleep and dreamed that our tour for the day would have to be canceled, but by the time we were to meet Florin, it was fine. 2 villages planned for today, Viscri was the first. A rutted sometimes paved road took us past a ...
... sold soup. I really fancied a nice hot bowl of soup and a coffee after being out in the cold for a few hours. I found a couple of restaurants but walked out pretty much as soon as I walked in because of the cigarette smoke. In Romania it's still legal which is annoying for non-smokers. I eventually found a small cafe which was quiet enough that no body was around me smoking. The soup itself was amazing. It really done the trick. After my soup I went to try and go to ...
... was quite knowledgable and taught us about the history of the area and the German influence over Brasov. There are no longer many Germans in Brasov, but much of the architecture is still German style. Carmen is full of legends and stories about Transylvania and Brasov and they were interesting to listen to.
Today the weather was much of the same - rain and cold. Other than heading back to the market for lunch and a short walk around Brasov, we didn't do ...
... Alexander II), unhappily married at age 17 to an older duke who later became king, made Bran Castle her home. She served as a Red Cross nurse in WWI, helped negotiate the peace, and adopted Romanian ways. Most rooms in the castle reflect the furnishings of her time. The communists confiscated the castle when they came to power, but it was returned to the royal descendants when communism fell.
Then in some unknown way, people heard of this remote medieval ...
... the place, the centuries-old castle is a wonderful example of what princesses dream about. Inhabited as recently as the 1940s, it at times housed the Romanian royal family (of which there is a distant link with Queen Victoria of my country and the Tsars of Russia) before the communists arrived and kicked them out. Lovely place.
Our last journey of the day saw us head back north to Brasov and then onwards again to ...