Hotel Mara

1A Toporasilor St., Sinaia, 2180, Romania | Hotel
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Vlad the Impaler or Dracula?

A travel blog entry by liliflynn

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After escaping Dan's house before we burst from excess food consumption, our first stop is the infamous "Dracula" castle (aka Bran Castle). The idea behind Dracula is loosely based on a medieval Transylvanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler, who gained his notorious name after impaling some 20,000 prisoners during his 6 year reign (the details behind his revolutionary impaling technique is quite gruesome). Anyway, Vlad only appeared to ...

Tracking Bears With the Transylvanian Wolf

A travel blog entry by liliflynn

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The Morning commenced with Lucenza (Dan's wife) serving up a breakfast that could compete with the epic portions from the previous nights dinner. Once completely satisfied with our meal, centring around salami and cheese, Dan drove us to the local national park to hunt for bears and wolves. Our search involved a full days hike, following Shepard ...

Castles, Fortresses ... And Fortified Churches

A travel blog entry by liliflynn

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... at the base of a hill, we trekked extremely muddy abandoned roads, searching for over an hour in the thick forest before we caught a glimpse of the church through the trees. We explored the ruins and enjoyed the spectacular views of the local village and surrounding countryside. Rupea Castle We were surprised to find this impressive castle to be off the tourist track. Rose and I were almost alone in enjoying this Saxon/Hungarian castle, control seemingly frequently ...

Of Kings and Queens... and tour guides

A travel blog entry by lazycaravan

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... 8217;t until they are out of earshot (which frankly takes a while), that she is able to relax and continue our tour.

Several themed sitting rooms give you a glimpse into what their lives were like, some of them understated, some overdone - each impressive. Also impressive: the king and queen’s shared bedroom (maybe they actually liked each other??) which was accessible from the queen’s writing room, and where the King eventually died. Yes, ...

January 2010's Update

A travel blog entry by annaperolls

... school! However I am now trying very hard to learn Romanian and I have a lesson everyday after work to pick up a few things so I can communicate with her. Please pray that I will settle well in this house and praise God for another family who has welcomed me in their home with open arms.

I think that is all for now... Thank You very much for all of your support

I look forward to hearing from you

Anna ...

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This hotel, located on 1A Toporasilor St., Sinaia, is near Busteni Mountain--Babele Rock Formation.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good