Hotel City Center
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... selling all kinds of kitsch. However, considering it was March, there really weren't many tourists in the town. Do you think we stood out? With our blond hair (okay, that might be pushing it for me) and blue eyes, we stood out everywhere we went in Romania. One little girl loved Jack's Mickey Mouse sweater and she tried to follow us as we walked up to the castle.
There were maybe 8 other people visiting Bran Castle, and we were the only ones who ...
... Dracula is derived from the Romanian word for devil or dragon.
This word alone carries with it magic and mystery. His castle is supposed to be Bran's Castle since its narrow corridors constitute a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers easy to hide a "vampire". The Dracula's Castle was built on the edge of the Bran Pass and nowadays lures guests worldwide who wish to partake in the legend of the Count Dracula.
Inspired by the terrific free walking tour the night before I thought I'd go and have a closer inspection of the places that we briefly touched on.
Starting at the folk museum which had all sorts of goodies in it including quite a focus on fashion and photographer. Uncle Dick would have been delighted with the memorabilia – both the hardware and the end results. I was also intrigued by the fashion, the moustaches and why ...
... Polish?" one of the taller Irish guys asked, confused.
"Okay, come on lads, we're Polish now!"
And so it came to be that a Canadian, two Australians and a group of Irish guys came to take part in a Polish-language tour of an old Romanian castle. The legitimate Polish tourists frowned as us in suspicion throughout.
An hour passed as we were taken from room to room, filled with armour, old pianos and portraits of members of the ...
... our stay in Brasov (sorry, Brashov), we ate our way through some local specialties, to rather mixed reviews. One night I ordered a beef stew with vegetables and horesradish sauce and it came out all separate and dry! What was going on here? Another time I was advised to try the duck, and it also came out rather dry, but sitting on a bed of weirdly pickled cabbage... The only dishes that seemed tasty were those 'stolen' from other countries, eg Goulash soup (Hungarian, can't ...