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Travel Blogs from Busteni
... We have found that although people here are nice once you get to know them, they all have a very stern and sour look on their face - all the time! The owner of Hotel Christina explained it to us, and he reminded us that many people in Romania live pretty difficult lives and perhaps that is why they don't smile. I'm not convinced that this is the only reason for the scowls, but I will buy it for now.
The castle's history was quite involved, and, ...
... I thought it was going to be higher up in a mountains but as I got closed and closer to it I started to like it more and more apart from the fact the beneath the castle stood about 50 odd souvenir shops that all sold the same junk. After pursuing our tickets we headed up the icy hill to begin checking out the castle. The castle was actually really impressive. There wasn't much to see as far as treasures and things but the whole lay out of the castle was amazing. It ...
... up the cable car was an experience in itself, in a cramped Communist-era rust bucket that seemed to be held together by thumb tacks and duct tape - we were quite happy to have actually survived the trip without plummeting to our deaths! The advantage of taking this death trap to the top was that we saved a ton of time and energy on the hike, making our journey much easier, at least in theory.
However, we should have learned by ...
... lunch we explored the old town some more. We eventually decided to get the chair lift thing up to the top of the mountain. It was ******* terrifying, the ride is really long and they pack as many people as possible into the tiny gondola. Arriving at the top we came to a little caffe, we followed the signs ( really bad signage) to the viewing platform. The path was extremely steep and gravelly. Flip flops were not the ideal footwear for this ...
... I could go in to the Post Office near the town square with my box.
I set off downstairs with my rather bulky, and large package. My host saw me struggling and asked me where I was going. I explained my mission and he then said he was heading in to downtown Brasov and could drop me off at the Post Office. I was very grateful as the box was really quite large and awkward to carry, and it was a 20 minute walk at the best of times.
We set off ...
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Str. Primaverii nr.12, Busteni | Hotelfrom $201