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... of town and on. We wondered if he was leading us on a wild goose chase. After 15-20 minutes we saw the road we needed – clearly signed. He continued a bit further before pulling over and indicating we should stop. Out he got with a piece of paper in his hand. We fully expected it to be the print out from his meter. It wasn’t. He had taken the time to write out a route plan for us and went over it in detail on our map. When Dave offered ...
... shortly after opening time and there was no queue to get in. By the time we came out there was a queue of about 100 metres long. It's believed that Bram Stoker who wrote the Dracula novel used Bran Castle as the home for Dracula.
We headed for the Transfargaran Road which is the road described by Top Gear as the best
in the world. We saw a couple of rally cars on ...
... later with a change over cylinder. Fantastic and off we
set very grateful for their help.
However whilst we were stuffing around time had marched on
and when we crossed into Romania we were in for a big shock. Romania is
definitely the poor peripheral country, road were not so good and the traffic a
little more random.
The first town is dominated by a coal burning power station
and the place just looked like we had seen in India. So we pushed ...
... went to lunch at a nice place. I met some of the Romanians I met in Bucharest and Cluj. We hung out all day just seeing stuff and meeting more people. Not the longest of blogs. The people were so nice. The nurses all were offered jobs in Ireland so that was super awesome. I met people who are part of an NGO called AIESEC. I had never heard of it ...
... English is also a challenge with very few locals being able to speak. After an hour of window browsing, I was finally able to locate a handful of postcards and where the closest post office was to buy stamps.
All in all this was a beautiful place in Romania to visit before heading to Dracula's hometown. A great start to the immersion into Romanian culture with its beautiful architecture with a hint of Gothic and its eastern European feel.