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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We arrived via our free minibus and climbed up the steps to get into the walls of the citadel. This place was SUPER small—it took us about 3 minutes to walk from one side to the other to find our hostel. The lady didn't speak a word of English and just responded to all of our questions with the word "no." So we quickly figured out that she would be less than helpful in figuring out how to get to ...
We woke up early to catch the minibus from Belgrade to Timisoara. Turns out that there is no official transportation between Serbia and Romania other than this private minibus company, which helpfully picked us up at the hostel and dropped us off at the train station in Timisoara! Serbia was very different from the beautiful mountainous regions we have been driving through—totally flat. We arrived at the bus staion in Timisoara ...
I'm on the train again, this time heading to Sighisoara for a few hours. It's supposed to be where Dracula the Impaler was born, and it's a cute, medieval town of about 30,000. It was settled by the Saxon Romans in the 1200s, but apparently only around 500 Germans live there now.
Tuesday 8th July 2014
*We would have liked to stay longer in Erdobenye.
*We drive 150 km along a mainly rural route towards the Romanian border. We pass through villages where there are stork nests on the top of every lamp post. Curiously some nests have just 1 adult standing guard whilst others have 4 or 5 clambering for space. Must google why!
... name; it was invented by Bram Stoker as a fictional name for what is known as the Tihuţa Pass, a pass in the Carpathian Mountains that connects Bistrita with Bukovina. Dracula's castle is also a work of fiction - the only Castle Dracula is a theme hotel, built in the mid-70s to attract tourists. And it worked, because here we are. We pulled up to the structure as a storm was brewing - as I photographed the hotel against ...