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... and windows are very small and there are secret passageways, some which we navigated with difficulty. The castle houses 60 timbered rooms, and some of these are connected by underground passageways.
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... with his son who left his mother's shop so he could go out with his friends. He was meant to be minding it while Raluca and Don took his mother and father out for the day. Everyone told me what to say in Romanian and I think enjoyed the experience of me sort of lecturing him-I only asked him why he left the shop when he was meant to be looking after it. I wasn't mean. We all had a good laugh.
I still got flowers though and that totally made my day! Now ...
... with local transportation, I spent several hours in very cold heavy rain touring the interior and exterior of this fabulous castle, built in the late 1800s by the first King Carol I of Romania. I bought a brochure because no words could possibly describe the interior. It's simply amazing, and I only took the first floor ...
... had not been excavated yet. Money, I understand, is one of the reasons behind the stoppage. Who knows what treasures lie beneath the section of grass that remains. At this time, it is simply a section of land for the resident chickens to look for grain.
We left the encampment for our drive back to Brasov. On the way, we again passed the spectacular mountain scenery that had so fascinated me on the way in the morning. There was a point in the trip, where the road went ...
... Bram Stoker visited or was even aware of the castle.
Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III the Impaler, used this castle in the 15th century as one of his main fortresses choosing it due to its strategic location high on the mountain which made it difficult to overtake.
Vlad Tepes was the son of Vlad the Dragon aka Vlad II Dracul and ...