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... that impressed with this church. Yes its old and sort of looks cool on the outside but when I paid my 8 Lie (which is like $2.50 in US) to look around the church I found it void of any possible charm it might have had at one time.
For some reason you were not allowed to take any pictures of the inside of the church. Truthfully I have no idea why this "Rule" is in ...
... was pretty simple and not that much of an ordeal. For the first time, on a train in Europe, I did not get yelled at for some "Infraction" or another. The train ride was about two to two and half hours long and I was placed in a sleeping car so it was super quiet and I had a hard time staying awake. However since I was riding the EuroRail I got hooked up with free water and snacks. So ...
... houses inside the defenses. There were schools, store rooms, arsenals - everything you need to hole up till the ravaging army had packed up and crawled back from whence it came!!
If you visit Transylvania, and I strongly urge you to do so, don't just head for Bran, and definitely leave Bucharest as early as you can and head for the countryside. Its beautiful and has so much to show you. The rest of Europe still hasn't figured this out so come soon.
This morning we met our local guide, Claudia, again. She took us by mini bus to Castle Bran, a summer palace for the Royal Family in 1918 until the Second World War, when things went bad for Romania, yet again. Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Helena, was married to only the second king of Romania, Ferdinand. This castle/fortification was also where Vlad the Impaler stayed several times over his gruesome career. The castle itself was not that particularly ...
... for company, due to our nice, non-threatening vibe. I feared we'd never be rid of this curse.
Before heading out, I went up to the reception to see if my clothes had been washed and dried. This time the receptionist was a hipster-bearded Romanian man who looked at me with a big, exaggerated smile.
"I don't know, maybe the Gypsies stole them! Haha!"
As a result of my delaying, Kevin, Sarah and I were five minutes late for the walking tour. ...