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I opt to stay one more night in Brasov to take a day trip to the raved about old city of Sighisoara. The late 13th century citadel is surrounded by fortified walls and contains cobble stoned streets, an ancient clock tower and is rumored to be the birth place of our old friend Dracula. While a pretty city it is open to ...
... and filling. Now I have to pack and get set to check out. I'm gonna miss Brasov and Romania! More on that tomorrow.
Time for bed!
... concerts, exhibitions, ballet etc. On Saturday we had a 2 1/2 hour train trip to another similar place, Sighisoara (pronounced Siggy-shwa-ra). It was the birthplace of Vlad Tepes/the Impaler, the person Dracula was based on, so you can imagine the tourist paraphernalia. Vampire stuff galore! We spent some time exploring the old town, the remains of the city wall, the church on the hill and the Lutheran cemetery. The ...
... in Canberra for one long year).
Firstly, a short diatribe on why I didn't feel the need to go to Gallipoli in Turkey - that ever-increasing hallowed soil of Australian nationhood (Jo has been there before and disagrees, to a certain extent, with the following):
- it was a failed military campaign that had little to no military impact on WWI;
- Australia was invading another country rather than defending ...
... and reading or working
I've noticed more on this trip than any other time in my life how important it is to have a half an hour of a day to just sit, be, and do something that is calming and relaxing. There have been quite a few things that have been stressful or difficult for me on this trip. Very rarely do I take the time to just stop, breathe, and re-gather myself enough to continue working and getting things done. ...