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Charlie and I landed in Bucharest and managed to get a local bus to the train station. No one not even the locals seemed to know how to pay for the bus as the insert ticket thing didn't seem to work. Charlie and some of the locals found it hilarious that every time someone got on they would ask the one person who did not speak any Romainian (bar …
We got the local bus to Bran Castle. Again not really sure where we were, we eventually turned a corner in what I thought was a random Romani village and there it was, casting a shadow over the village the imposing Bran Castle stood on the rock face surrounded by mountains and forest.
Once off the bus and looking at it you could almost …
... the best by far, giving a 360 degree view of the countryside. After the excursion we returned to the hostel to grab our bags and but some food. We definitely over compensated for our lack of food on the last train and bought loads. Then it was off to the train station to get on the train heading for Budapest. Wished we could've had a bit more time in Romania as it was so beautiful, but onwards and ...
... was to our surprise packed. When we reached the main square at the top of the high street dance music was blaring out and everyone was gathered around a stage it turned out to be a guy on an exercise bike doing some sort of exercise class with people in the crowd joining in. Very healthy entertainment for a Saturday night out! We wandered around the black church before deciding to find somewhere for dinner. ...
... narrowest street in Europe and heard about Vlad Tepes ("the Impaler"), Prince of Wallachia, who was imprisoned at nearby Bran Castle. His father was Vlad Dracul, meaning "devil", so he was the son of a devil and as he served in the dragon army of Hungary he wore a dragon insignia. The title character of Bram Stoker's 1897 book Dracula is very roughly based on Vlad.
We visited the old southern city wall and the Weavers' Bastion guard ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Prato Brasov
Superb Hotel. Small only a handful of rooms but even going into it feels five star with a grand looking entrance. All the staff were lovely, the rooms were rustic and spectacular, bathrooms flawless and near all the main attractions. Would spend the money to stay here without a doubt.
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