President Hotel Bacau
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... philosophers and artists tackled the issue ever more often. Bram Stoker’s novel came as the pinnacle of a long series of works based on tales coming from the East. Back then, most readers were certain that the novel had been inspired by real facts and that its story was perhaps just a bit romanticized…
Vlad Tepes adopted the method of impaling criminals and enemies and raising them aloft in the town square for all to see. Almost any crime, ...
... Vlad, the impaler. Quite a legacy.
I will tell more about Dracula and the legend in tomorrow's blog when we are at Bran Castle. Stay tuned!
Dinner was on our own and none of us were very hungry. We walked a few blocks from the hotel with Marius, our tour host, and had a drink with him and about maybe 25 of our fellow travelers. From there, some of us went for pizza and called it a night.
45.6536° N, 25.6035° E
... the name means Sinai). After lunch we went to the Peles Castle. Now, I don't like to copy the work of others, as I would rather write in my own words. But this description of the Peles Castle in Sinaia describes it so well, I just decided to include it in my own blog. This castle is beyond my own description. Here we go (from Lonely Planet):
“A 20-minute walk uphill of the town centre, of all the castles you'll ...
... much fun in biking gear, hence the ice cream.
Back on the bike we took the DN 1e road into Brasov. This is without doubt the best riding road of the entire trip. Unusually for Romania it was well surfaced all the way, lots of interesting bends with the odd good view thrown in. The Transfagarasan was spectacular but this is far and away a better road for riding. More like this please.
Brasov is ...
... As such his son, Vlad, would be known as Dracula- son of Dracul. Also in Romania it means devil rather than meaning dragon and as he struck such fear in so many the name seems aptly fitting. Largely credited with perfecting impaling he was however not the pioneer of this technique. That credit falls to the Turks that held Vlad prisoner for majority of his childhood. He learned the technique from them but wanted to find a way to prolong the punishees life so they felt ...