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... was the military governor of Transylvania and had become a member of the Order of the Dragon a year before. The Order, similar to the Order of the Teutonic Knights, was a semi-military and religious organization established in 1387 in Rome in order to promote Catholic interests and crusades.The Order is relevant for the legend, mainly because it explains the name of Dracula.Benefiting from the friendship of the Hungarian king, Sigismund I of Luxembourg, Vlad ...
The Orient Express . . . . . not! Romantic fantasies of the Orient Express, luxury old fashioned timber carriages with lamps and bunk beds, Agatha Christie mystery. In Western Europe all is high speed modern, but from the other end we find the Orient Express rail station Istanbul looking pretty much like something from the 1930's. Let's try it and travel to Transylvania to get some of that creepy Dracula action. Getting into and out of Romania ...
... see that”. I’ll keep digging. In the meantime, keeping myself happy with taking photos of a tuba thingy.
Next stop was The Black Church (I always mentally play some da da DAAAAA music whenever I saw that). The gothic exterior doesn’t give you any kind of hint of what’s inside. It’s light and bright and beautiful. Old Turkish carpets in rich colours are hung everywhere and they keep the place warm ...
... decline the obvious rip-off and turned back to the minivan where the rest were waiting for us. Boring castle number one complete.
The next destination, Bran Castle, was probably Romania's number one tourist attraction, as legend has it that it was the residence of Vlad the Impaler -- Dracula, in other words. There are a few problems with this legend, however. Firstly, and most obviously, historians know exactly where Vlad's castle is: the Poenari Castle in Wallachia, as ...
... I could do that, how hard could it be? Heck, three swings? I could probably do it in two and have one swing left over! Well, it turns out that my aim is not as good as I thought it would be. It could be that I was trying so hard to get in a powerful swing that I was not able to actually AIM all that raw power at the head of the nail or maybe the thought of a beer being at stake distracted me. Whatever the issue was, I was left with a nail that was only ...