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... Castle yesterday, it played an important role in the defence of the area. It has been used by many different groups of people, including the Royal family of Romania. The link to Dracula is complicated. The castle presented information about Vlad the Impaler, but it is believed that Vlad only visited the castle once. Bram Stoker based his story in Transylvania, but never actually visited Romania. There was also information on Elizabeth Báthory, otherwise known ...
... beliefs in the "living ghosts," which sounded just like poltergeists, and "dead ghosts," which were much more malevolent. He also pointed out that Transylvanians don't actually believe in vampires - "but the Slavs do!" I arrived at the pension at 11 PM and, much to my surprise, the proprietress of the place was still up and waiting to feed me dinner! Oops! To be polite, I had some soup, but quickly retired after that for some crucial rest.
Segesvár is a great medieval city, with a 17th century clock tower (still mostly working), lots of cobblestone-paved, winding streets, and Dracula kitsch. Csilla told us that most Romanians have little idea about Dracula, and Vlad Tepes played only a very small part in Transylvanian history. It reminds me of people in Scotland asking me about yellow school buses when I was there in ...
... someone who spoke like they had a mouthful of peanut butter.
I digress, after the bathroom scramble I was ready to leave this country to the Romanians, just as they wanted it. I arrived at the airport and checked in as a standby passenger for the 8 pm flight to Istanbul. The ticket agent made a funny face and said "The flight is overbooked by 18 people, but wait around, we may have space for you." It turns out there was ...
With all due respect to Rick Steves, you have not truly experienced Europe through the back door until you have bike toured here. Not only does bike travel show us in through back doors, it takes us across back roads, through backwater villages, and sometimes require back-tracking. I wanted to share some images from Romania and Bulgaria that may illustrate why we have enjoyed bike touring so ...