Mara Hostel Brasov

Piata Sfatului 11, ap. 18, Johan Goth 5A, Brasov, Transylvania, 335008, Romania | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Brasov


A travel blog entry by daisy_pittams on Aug 10, 2014

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... set in the side of the valley high above the town. The Romanians clearly have a soft spot for Hollywood signs as,like in Brasov there was a Rasnov sign set into the hillside under the fortress. We went up in a trailer pulled by a tractor and walked the final part of the hill to go and see the views. The fortress is now a complete ruin but there were some shops in parts that remained standing. The ...

Bucharest to Brasov

A travel blog entry by daisy_pittams on Aug 09, 2014

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... were full but we eventually found a restaurant where we sat upstairs on our own until we were joined by one very large cricket. It's an understatement to say Freya freaked out. In the end I was too short to reach the cricket to remove it and the waiter had to do it haha. After we'd eaten we wandered back along the high street and visited a patisserie and stocked up on sugar before going back to the hostel and to ...

Transfăgărășan Highway

A travel blog entry by centaur169 on Jul 19, 2014

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... Curtea de Argeş, on the Western shore of Vidraru Lake.
The decision to widen the road and move it to the Eastern shore of Vidraru was taken by Ceauşescu, in a typical manner for him, after the works were started. The Western shore, although 10 kilometres shorter than the Eastern one, was supposed to link Transfăgărăşan to Cumpăna Chalet but proved ...

Plastic capes

A travel blog entry by aszliross on Oct 31, 2013

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... the hillside and castle block out the sun. The forest looms large on one side and the other side is a sheer drop off. The castle was originally a Teutonic knight fortress, that was later donated by the city to Romanian Queen Mary in 1920 for her medical work on the front lines during WWI. She renovated it and turned it into her summer getaway which gave it today's appearance. During the communist era it was confiscated, but maintained as a valuable site. Later, ...

Old places

A travel blog entry by stephanberlin on Jun 22, 2009

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... too.

Returning to Bucharest via Rasnov/Rosenau and Bran castle on winding mountain roads through beautiful countryside shows more aspects of this interesting and diverse country. You pass gypsy villages, see really bad roads and poverty, industrial complexes in decay and try to communicate with generous cherry vendors on the roadside. As Romanian is a Latin based language they understand my French more easily than my English.

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