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This morning, we awoke and left Sinaia in order to drive the 50km to Bran, where we would find Bran Castle. The sky was overcast and it was quite chilly, but we thought it was the perfect setting to visit the castle most often associated with Dracula. We approached the town and knew we had to be in the right place when we saw a billboard for The Vampire Cafe. I told everyone to be on the lookout for signs directing us to the castle. All of a sudden, Paul said, ...
... researchers are trying to find out the truth about Dracula. All are trying to clear the mystery: was there or wasn't there a vampire in Transylvania?
How many of these fabulous stories are legends and how many say the truth ? Here is the legend about Dracula.
Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of ...
... Around the corner was Pelisor Castle, which in reality was more of a luxurious manor, that featured as the summer residence for the Prince. Doing a self-tour of the interior was quite confusing, the the decorating style constantly swapped between classical late-medieval style and a tacky 1960's theme. Having overstayed at the various castles, we rushed to Brasov to stay in our first AirBnB accommodation. This turned out to ...
The first stop was the Neo-Renaissance castle of Peleș, an overblown 19th century residence of the now-extinct Romanian royal family, which may not have been particularly old, but, as a relic from the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was a wonderful display of overblown lavish luxury. But it was a Saturday, so getting inside the castle for the guided tour was difficult. The Hong Kong group managed to get inside on a Chinese-language tour, but the ...
... and sites in its unique medieval style, whereas Bucharest's old town had felt like it was a forgotten speck in a progressive city, only filled with touristy restaurants.
We again took advantage of the free walking tour, where we were hoping to learn more about Dracula or Vlad the Impaler's legend, but instead we saw a few buildings, towers, school's and learnt about how the Transylvanian's (German/Hungarians back then) traded with the neighbouring town (who were ...