Mara Hostel Brasov

Piata Sfatului 11, ap. 18, Johan Goth 5A, Brasov, Transylvania, 335008, Romania | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by bsuarez


Sighisoara was a stop along the way from Brasov to Budapest. I wanted to take the night train but felt like I couldn't justify another whole day in Brasov. So I stopped at Sighisoara, dropped off my bags and went onto Budapest. On the bus to the train station, I met some Australian girls who were staying at the other hostel in Brasov. So we all …

Castle in the Forest

A travel blog entry by bsuarez


I decided to go to a new city and visit the Peles Castle in Sinaia on my second day in Transylvania. I heard that it's one of the best places to go and if I were to only go one day in Romania, I have to go here. At least, that's what the receptionist Sylvia at the hostel told me. I went to the train station and figured I'd take a maxitaxi (minibus …


A travel blog entry by bsuarez


I love Brasov. It has Transylvanian charm. The architecture here is interesting even on the most dilapidated buildings. It feels like you're walking through ancient eastern culture here. Brasov was also ruled by Germans in ancient times so there's a lot of German spoken in this town. I went through a church (Black Church) which had some great …

Vlad the Impaler or Dracula?

A travel blog entry by liliflynn


After escaping Dan's house before we burst from excess food consumption, our first stop is the infamous "Dracula" castle (aka Bran Castle). The idea behind Dracula is loosely based on a medieval Transylvanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler, who gained his notorious name after impaling some 20,000 prisoners during his 6 year reign (the details behind his revolutionary impaling technique is quite gruesome). Anyway, Vlad only appeared to ...

Tracking Bears With the Transylvanian Wolf

A travel blog entry by liliflynn


... the alpine meadows near the mountains summit. Alas, we were not fortunate enough to see any potentially dangerous animals, however the views were spectacular and Dan did impart his knowledge of Romanian cultural and lifestyle onto us throughout the walk. One example, marriage is considered a very important part of the villagers life. Therefore, when ...


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