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... was the military governor of Transylvania and had become a member of the Order of the Dragon a year before. The Order, similar to the Order of the Teutonic Knights, was a semi-military and religious organization established in 1387 in Rome in order to promote Catholic interests and crusades.The Order is relevant for the legend, mainly because it explains the name of Dracula.Benefiting from the friendship of the Hungarian king, Sigismund I of Luxembourg, Vlad ...
... it's easy to do. I actually wonder what it would be like to do this. It's actually a big difference to think about pictures and take ones that move you. To be viewing the whole castle though a camera; I find that to be quite disturbing-when do you ever experience anything through your own eyes? Perhaps that is why I have the opposite problem of tending not to take photos; I am the other extreme to the Asian tourists and that's probably why I struggle to understand ...
... But it's all good. As we got into Sinai to look for the castle, Aunt Linda stopped a guy named Robert to ask for directions. Turns out he was going to the same place to do some hiking in the woods near the castle. He was really sweet and hung out with us in the castle's garden and made sure we knew where everything was. Pop machine was a true blue war. We had to insert paper bills onto the machine just like we do here. After awhile we were ready to give up. Just then a man comes ...
... host at the pensiune would say a prayer just before he started to drive his car (although the way they drive in Romania, I was saying a little prayer every time I got into a car too). These little chapels were just another example of how important religion was in this country. Bogdan told me it was the first thing that the Communists tried to destroy, and the people clung to it in secret, refusing to give up this one freedom. Maybe that is why it is still so important; freedom always ...
... the one hour time difference between Romania and the rest of Europe. This meant that we were an hour later getting in to the first stop, Timisoara than our connecting train. At first view, Timiosara station looked like something out of the 1950's. Nobody spoke English (obvious yes, but we'd relied on that so far!) and there was nothing electricity orientated whatsoever. In previous situations when we'd got off at an unknown station, ...