Mara Hostel Brasov

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

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 ...

The Truth Behind the Legend

A travel blog entry by wendalex


... to some of the highlights of the area. First, we stopped in Rasnov and visited the old Fortress that stands at the top of the hill. It overlooks the fertile valley below and although attacked many times, was never taken. It is a really impressive place and although it fell into ruin during the Communist era, it has now been lovingly restored and is a great place to learn about the history of the town. There is a small courtyard that looks much as it must have ...

Dracula chasing in Transylvania

A travel blog entry by marqual


... call my bank via skype the next day and find out that they have banned ATM withdrawals in Romania due to high levels of fraud. Well, I still have a CC from another bank so I try at every bank in town to get a cash advance. It turns out the CC needs to have a security chip and PIN. I only eat the hostel provided muslei for breakfast and only an apple after that trying to save my last few ...

Getting to the Castle

A travel blog entry by claudiarebecca

... Fortress (Rosenau).. this XIVth century citadel still guards the city from the enemies.. it's the place of many legends about battles and prisoners with Tatars, Turks and Hungarians .. Finally we get to the Bran area, where the local invite us to buy their handicrafts and dracula ...


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