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... drive through Romania has been, if I am to be honest, a little boring, especially since we left Sinaia. But, the car has given us a lot of flexibility, and we are seeing lots of different types of houses, lots of different fashions (my wind pants might not have been so bad in rural Romania), and without a car, we would never have been stuck behind a horse-drawn wagon full of fresh manure in Romania. What an experience that was!
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... I got up pretty early to catch the free walking tour which took place at 10am in the council square. When I was getting dressed I had a quick look out of the window to see what the weather was like. It was snowing heavily. I quickly changed clothes to put on some more layers. When I got to the square it was just the tour guide, myself and two other people. Eventually more people came along just before the tour was about to start. After the tour guide done the ...
... community in Brasov is only 250 people, most of whom are very old, as the younger generation tends to leave Romania and head to the US, Canada, or Israel. It's sad that the Jewish population here will die off in the next few decades, or sooner, it seems.
Although our timing in Brasov was poor due to the weather, it was good for food! There was a Hungarian festival taking place this week and we were able to sample many different foods, some for free and some ...
... under the restorations, and the lofty, light space you see nowadays is mostly Baroque. Humanist Johannes Honterus, whose 101-year-old statue can be seen next to the tower, became Stadtpfarrer (priest) a few years after bringing Lutheranism to Brasov in 1542. Listen to the impressive 4000-pipe organ dating from 1839 during the concerts held at least once a week. Best of all however are the 119 fabulous Anatolian carpets on display. The rugs were donated by ...
... which sits rather tacky and massive Hollywood lettering, were less so. Perhaps the most interesting fact about this place is that, owing to a successful siege in the 17th century because of a lack of water, two Turkish prisoners were made to dig a well 174m deep to allow the citadel to be self sufficient and fend off the numerous attacks that were launched against it. 174m is a long way down, so it is perhaps ...