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... king is still alive and is 92. He got back Peles Castle, but since maintenance is so high the government took it over. But the royal family can stay there and receive guests. I bought a ticket for a tour and to take photos. If you don't buy the photo ticket, you can't take any, and one guy in our group got yelled at for this. I thought it was worth it, as this castle is unlike anything I have ever seen. It contains 30 bathrooms, 60 bedrooms and 130 rooms. ...
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Once I got settled into my room at Casa Iacob, I took a short nap and got refreshed. Naps are fine during travel as long as you set an alarm and keep it short. I find them helpful with combating jet lag. Alex at the hotel is so sweet and hospitable.
It's a shame that we don't have any pictures of the inside, because Romanian attractions have a very bad habit of overcharging for the right to take photos - though it only cost something like $15, it wasn't worth it, based on our previous castle experiences. In hindsight, I definitely would've paid for the pleasure of snapping pictures of this stunning castle - the first in a long, long time that either of us actually ...
... they could take us to the border or 200Euros where we could then get a different train. We took him up on this offer and set off!
The drive was good fun and not that much more expensive than the train. The driver spoke English and we were merrily chatting away. Had some good discussions about the state of Romania and surrounding places and the way that romanians are perceived to the rest of the world. It was about 5 hours before we decided ...
... captured soldiers dug it and then, legend has it, were thrown down the well. There are even some ghost stories attached to the legend.
One signboard did exist, a very intriguing one at that, and we noticed it just as we were about to leave: a sign pointing to a human skeleton! We went into the little building and looked through a glass floor to a woman's skeleton discovered there from the 17th century. That was pretty cool. There is also an impressive collection ...