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... Around the corner was Pelisor Castle, which in reality was more of a luxurious manor, that featured as the summer residence for the Prince. Doing a self-tour of the interior was quite confusing, the the decorating style constantly swapped between classical late-medieval style and a tacky 1960's theme. Having overstayed at the various castles, we rushed to Brasov to stay in our first AirBnB accommodation. This turned out to ...
... the alpine meadows near the mountains summit. Alas, we were not fortunate enough to see any potentially dangerous animals, however the views were spectacular and Dan did impart his knowledge of Romanian cultural and lifestyle onto us throughout the walk. One example, marriage is considered a very important part of the villagers life. Therefore, when ...
... being turned into tacky souvenir shops. However, an unexpected benefit of this allowed us to dress up in medieval costumes, Rose became a shield maiden and I chose to become a knight, complete with sword and shield. At the end of our eventful day, we made our way to Romania's #1 tour guide Dan Marin's (aka. The Transylvanian Wolf) house for a home stay. Dan's wife was incredibly hospitable and she cooked us a delicious 3 course traditional meal, including homemade plum ...
... through local streets and markets, but we never felt unsafe. We continued to explore Bucharest on foot over the next week. We walked miles and miles as you can't really get lost even though its population is more than two million; and I took hundreds of photographs but I won't bore you with them all here. We were pretty interested in the 'Ceauşescu era' and his impact on the city. So we spent hours walking around the parts of the Old Town that were not torn down by ...
... walking 20 minutes up hill.
The taxi takes us to the lower ticket office, but it is closed and we walk up half a km to the flat area on which Peles (pronounced Pelesh) Castle sits. The first view of the castle is stunning, and it only gets better the closer we get. We take great exterior photos of the genuine fairytale castle. We have to buy one adult and one senior ticket, 20+10 lei, but don’t bother with a ticket for photographing inside as ...
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