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Travel Blogs from Bran
... into the mine, once there they have a range of sporting activities you can do, football, tennis and basketball to name just a few....despite being a working mine people with respiratory illnesses spend time down there, apparently it's good for you....
They also had the best phone signal I've seen in a while down there......
As always some pictures for you......
... out of Hansel and Gretel / Brothers Grimm. While in Braşov we hired a car for a couple of days and drove along the Transfăgărășan Road which was voted the best road in the world by television's Top Gear and which was built by Ceauşescu in the 1970s; we visited the Libearty Bear Sanctuary at Zarneşti which currently accommodates 75 rescued bears (http://bearsanctuary.com/libearty-bear -sanctuary); we went to Dracula's Castle in Bran; we ...
... was fun. We were both a bit rubbish but it was fun and a good laugh. Also amused us that the guy running the archery was casually just drinking a huge bottle of imperial vodka- straight. I did not notice this until after. After a good day we headed back to the hostel and spent the evening in the garden with some new friends, sharing travelling stories and funny things experienced along the way. Makes me want to go further a field after hearing what other places are like. ...
7am, and we are finally on the road again! Drive day to Bran, south of Brasov through the Carpathian Mountains. We finally arrived at 4:30pm, just in time to see Romania's top tourist attraction - Bran castle aka Dracula's castle. Actually the castle, which was built in1377 by the Saxons and later lived in by the Romanian royal family, has little to do with Dracula; 'Vlad Tepes (Dracula) may have attacked it in 1460' is about it for ...
... luckily we were left in peace!
After another day in
the support car I took to my bike once again...and it was soooo worth
it... that day made all of the troubles of this trip
We spent all day
trekking up massive hills, zooming down breathtaking valleys and
passing through funny little romanian villages overtaking horse and
carts...I don't think I stopped grinning all day...Romania is
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting