Hotel Poiana, Poiana Brasov
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... The furniture and decor inside the palace were very obviously from that period. Outside the grounds were immaculate with amazing views of the Romanian countryside. The next stop was Bran castle, supposedly the castle that influenced Dracula's castle. From the outside it looked imposing set on the side of the hill, however inside whilst the rooms were quite small it was very light and airy. ...
... were full but we eventually found a restaurant where we sat upstairs on our own until we were joined by one very large cricket. It's an understatement to say Freya freaked out. In the end I was too short to reach the cricket to remove it and the waiter had to do it haha. After we'd eaten we wandered back along the high street and visited a patisserie and stocked up on sugar before going back to the hostel and to ...
For more information on these "1 tonne of furry fun" critters go have a look at their website
or adopt a bear or just donate some cash to keep them in watermelons and panettone
or donate to World Society for the Protection of Critters who also support this project
... and set off for Sighisoara, or at least that's where I hope it stops...my neighbours are going to Bucharest and then Vienna....oh well I'll go with the flow. Train did stop at Sighisoara so all is well, detrained unfolded bike and set off into the dark streets confident that my print out of google map would suffice. Note to self...add scale bar in future....got a bit lost due to misinterpreting the size of the place (small) so ended up faffing ...
... now that my plans for visiting the Roman ruins near Hateg were not going to happen. The ruins were high up on a mountain, and the weather was proving far too unpredictable. I was disappointed, but decided that, as had been proved over and over to me, maybe this was for a reason. It seemed that for every disappointment, there was something incredible that happened in its place. So I shrugged off my feelings and let my new "Que sera sera" attitude kick ...
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