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... king is still alive and is 92. He got back Peles Castle, but since maintenance is so high the government took it over. But the royal family can stay there and receive guests. I bought a ticket for a tour and to take photos. If you don't buy the photo ticket, you can't take any, and one guy in our group got yelled at for this. I thought it was worth it, as this castle is unlike anything I have ever seen. It contains 30 bathrooms, 60 bedrooms and 130 rooms. ...
... Dracula is derived from the Romanian word for devil or dragon.
This word alone carries with it magic and mystery. His castle is supposed to be Bran's Castle since its narrow corridors constitute a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers easy to hide a "vampire". The Dracula's Castle was built on the edge of the Bran Pass and nowadays lures guests worldwide who wish to partake in the legend of the Count Dracula.
Inspired by the terrific free walking tour the night before I thought I'd go and have a closer inspection of the places that we briefly touched on.
Starting at the folk museum which had all sorts of goodies in it including quite a focus on fashion and photographer. Uncle Dick would have been delighted with the memorabilia – both the hardware and the end results. I was also intrigued by the fashion, the moustaches and why ...
... Polish?" one of the taller Irish guys asked, confused.
"Okay, come on lads, we're Polish now!"
And so it came to be that a Canadian, two Australians and a group of Irish guys came to take part in a Polish-language tour of an old Romanian castle. The legitimate Polish tourists frowned as us in suspicion throughout.
An hour passed as we were taken from room to room, filled with armour, old pianos and portraits of members of the ...
... our stay in Brasov (sorry, Brashov), we ate our way through some local specialties, to rather mixed reviews. One night I ordered a beef stew with vegetables and horesradish sauce and it came out all separate and dry! What was going on here? Another time I was advised to try the duck, and it also came out rather dry, but sitting on a bed of weirdly pickled cabbage... The only dishes that seemed tasty were those 'stolen' from other countries, eg Goulash soup (Hungarian, can't ...