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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 ...
The Morning commenced with Lucenza (Dan's wife) serving up a breakfast that could compete with the epic portions from the previous nights dinner. Once completely satisfied with our meal, centring around salami and cheese, Dan drove us to the local national park to hunt for bears and wolves. Our search involved a full days hike, following Shepard ...
... at the base of a hill, we trekked extremely muddy abandoned roads, searching for over an hour in the thick forest before we caught a glimpse of the church through the trees. We explored the ruins and enjoyed the spectacular views of the local village and surrounding countryside. Rupea Castle We were surprised to find this impressive castle to be off the tourist track. Rose and I were almost alone in enjoying this Saxon/Hungarian castle, control seemingly frequently ...
... strictly maintained deciduous forests. I strapped Beckett into the carrier, climbed in the open cart and off we went. We traveled through forests and up to the ridge top for over an hour before we stopped for lunch. Ben mentioned how similar it felt to our tea in the middle of the desert in Egypt-- picnicking in the middle of this beautiful view where you could see for miles and there wasn't another soul around. Much like that first experience, our guides whipped up this ...
... first SIM card. I finally finished that transaction, and had a SIM card that was good for international calls. I now had a Romanian phone number.
I was practically skipping down the street. Technology was an area of non confidence for me. My ex-husband was very good with technology, and I now suspect this was another area where he figured out how to manipulate me. By refusing to help me when I would ask how to do something, and then ...
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