ALPIN Hotel Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Poiana Brasov
We left the hostel at 9:30am to go on a tour of all the main sights in Transylvania. Our first stop was Peles Palace, former home of the Romanian royal family. Whilst the facade fave the impression that it was hundreds if years old, the palace was only built in the late 1800s this meant that at the time it was built it had full central heating and electricity as well as a sliding glass roof in the ...
... 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 ...
For more information on these "1 tonne of furry fun" critters go have a look at their website
or adopt a bear or just donate some cash to keep them in watermelons and panettone
or donate to World Society for the Protection of Critters who also support this project
I had never expected to find myself cycling in Transulvayna but have to admit that it's not much different from anywhere else, there are cycle routes and bikes for hire in the square. The town seems to be prosperous and obviously has a tourist industry as it is a well preserved medieval walled town. I climbed up to the citadel from which the communist town planning policy of building tower blocks adjacent to world heritage style buildings was apparent. ...
... in the present day and see the history in that little park. Later that same day, I came across two other monuments dedicated to the victims of Communism.
I was to have many discussions with several people regarding this topic. I saw evidence every day in both Hungary and Romania of the residual effect of communism. My friends constantly told me how they were unaffected by communism as they were around 10 when it all ended. And yet ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service