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... the father of Vlad Tepes, spent his youth at the royal court and later distinguished himself as a brave knight in the fight against the Ottoman Empire.
For his deeds, the Order of the Dragon was bestowed upon him, hence the title Dracul (the Latin word for dragon is draco). While in medieval lure dragons served as symbols of independence, leadership, strength and wisdom, the biblical association of the devil with the serpent that tempted Adam and Eve ...
... most dramatic part of this trip to Dracula country. We bought tickets from Istanbul to Bucharest, Romania for our Orient express rail adventure. This couldn't have been further from reality. The journey started as a 10.00pm bus from Istanbul. At about 1.30 we arrived somewhere, we didn't know where. Everyone put off the bus and into a run down railway waiting room, we wait, wondering and waiting . . . . is this where we finally get on a ...
... and tone.
The carved wooden altar is a masterpiece and makes even the unfaithful want to sit in the front pew to digest it all.
The pipe organ is immense and has sent up little enclaves of pipes all over the church. I’m looking forward to hearing it in action. There’s apparently only one family in town that can play this monster.
The church was built to fit 5,000 people even though at the time there ...
... Impaler didn't actually live in Transylvania. So for all the tourists who flock to Bran Castle every year for its Dracula connection, I hate to break it to them, but they're in the wrong place. Not that I think anyone really cares, and to be fair, Bran Castle does look like a spooky Dracula castle. But that's only from the outside. Inside, it's just another nice-looking Saxon castle with a token dead bear flattened on the carpet. Also, once inside, they have a tiny museum ...
... our stay in Brasov (sorry, Brashov), we ate our way through some local specialties, to rather mixed reviews. One night I ordered a beef stew with vegetables and horesradish sauce and it came out all separate and dry! What was going on here? Another time I was advised to try the duck, and it also came out rather dry, but sitting on a bed of weirdly pickled cabbage... The only dishes that seemed tasty were those 'stolen' from other countries, eg Goulash soup (Hungarian, can't ...