Hotel Poiana, Poiana Brasov
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It's a little bit sad that most tourists come to Romania mainly for one reason - the legend of Count Dracula! The typical tourist itinerary here revolves around a trip through Transylvania to visit all the famous Dracula sites, such as Bran Castle and the house where Vlad Tepes was born, in Sighisoara. The funny part about it all is that the Dracula everybody has come here to see isn't even real, but a work of fiction that is only loosely based on ...
... mud with even a bit of moisture.
The final insult was that we had forgotten about the warning we received yesterday from the owners of Bistro La Teleferic, regarding the cable car down to Busteni always having huge queues. We ended up waiting for nearly 90 minutes to get on the cable car, and probably could have simply hiked down to Busteni in about the same amount of time, provided that the weather cooperated. However, ...
... 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 ...
... sugar. Even Maja told me it was strange that I put milk in my tea - very British. Well, being a Canadian of Australian birth that makes sense, as my background is British. Anyhow, my host that day smiled at me and told me he would be right back with some milk. Bless him, he brought half a dozen small packets of cream. He winked at me as he told me to put them all in my coffee.
There was much laughter as I was asked to tell my tales of ...
... Fort back and are now in the process of trying to renovate it properly.
I would love to come back and see this site after the work is complete.
After a couple if short detours to find an old Roman road but instead found numerous toilet stops (Romanian style), we headed off to Bran and the highlight of the trip - Bran castle.
The castle now looks as it would have ...