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... snake-like dragon connotations of evil. Thus, the Romanian word Dracul stands in English for both dragon and devil.Dracula, the title of Vlad Tepes,translates as Son of Dracul.
Moreover, the ceremonial uniform of the Order – black cloak over red accouterment – was Bram Stocker’ source of inspiration for Count Dracula’s look.
But how did Bram Stoker’s story turn into a myth? A partial explanation is provided by ...
... Clock Tower for an amazing view of the city while I sat on my little travel stool below on the cobblestone street to take pictures of all of them waving to me.
The coat of arms for the city (and I believe for all of Romania) is a crown (from "Brasov, which means "crown") with deep roots coming out of it. We could see this on the Rathaus in the town square, where there is a bronze statue of Vlad Dracul (means “blood devil”). This town ...
... way but when they are older they are free to choose their own beliefs. Priests are allowed to marry and have children. Traditionally, the first boy becomes a priest like his father, but it is not required. * The Romanian army is a professional volunteer army; there is no draft. Enlistees
receive a salary, housing and other services. Romania is part of NATO, and has a good
relationship with American troops. The ...
... the car was a bit like playing an arcade game where the obstacles are coming at you in a random manner. In the end it was better to overtake the local, at least that way I had more of a chance to spot and avoid the bigger holes.
Eventually we rejoined a main road and for the final few kilometres to Bran and Dracula's castle. Now the connections between this castle and Bram Stoker's character are tenuous ...
I hop the overnight shuttle back into Romania arriving in Brasov in the wee hours of the morning. After a quick shower and a bite to eat I'm off in search of Dracula.
Bran castle – the fictional home of Dracula built on a rocky hill standing imposing over the valley below was the summer home of the prior royal family. It is said that Vlad- the inspiration for Dracula probably only ever visited this castle a few times in his life but it will forever be ...