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... 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, ...
... street she took us to the cities old wall. Most of wall has been knocked down so that Brasov could expand. They kept a big portion of the wall on one side because it was near the hill so they couldn't expand the city any further there. They also kept one of the main gates on the east of the city we walked through this before going to the Romanian quarter. Whilst we were in quarter we saw the first Romanian high school in Brasov and then an old Orthodox Church which ...
... this weather and it makes it very uncomfortable to get out and about since just about everything we do is outdoors. Neither of us wanted to do the tour in this weather, but about 15 minutes before it was scheduled to start, the rain stopped and we went to the meeting place to take the tour.
The tour lasted about two and a half hours and the rain started again and lasted most of the tour. Like many other city tours we have done in Europe, this one was free and ...
... 18, 2013
I guess offering to 'drink your blood' is just the kind of thing that you say after visiting 'Dracula's Castle.' It's actually called 'Bran Castle.' That was first on our list of day trips today. Its located here in Transylvania about 16 miles from where were staying. Below is a little history of the castle that I 'borrowed' from 'Janet's Journeys and Jaunts', another fellow traveller.
"So why is the medieval Bran Castle ...
This day (Monday, 18) was really busy and we did a lot of driving. We got to see 3 different castles that were really cool and we got to visit Brasov. We woke up really early and drove for a couple of hours to get to the area.
The first castle was Peles Castle which is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains. It started being built in 1873. This Castle is beautiful and more like a palace! We only got to see the outside because it was closed. Its funny ...