Travel Blogs from Brasov
... set in the side of the valley high above the town. The Romanians clearly have a soft spot for Hollywood signs as,like in Brasov there was a Rasnov sign set into the hillside under the fortress. We went up in a trailer pulled by a tractor and walked the final part of the hill to go and see the views. The fortress is now a complete ruin but there were some shops in parts that remained standing. The ...
... was to our surprise packed. When we reached the main square at the top of the high street dance music was blaring out and everyone was gathered around a stage it turned out to be a guy on an exercise bike doing some sort of exercise class with people in the crowd joining in. Very healthy entertainment for a Saturday night out! We wandered around the black church before deciding to find somewhere for dinner. ...
... and tone.
The carved wooden altar is a masterpiece and makes even the unfaithful want to sit in the front pew to digest it all.
The pipe organ is immense and has sent up little enclaves of pipes all over the church. I’m looking forward to hearing it in action. There’s apparently only one family in town that can play this monster.
The church was built to fit 5,000 people even though at the time there ...
... 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 ...
... stations outside and huge insulated pipelines. We gradually draw near a line of hills, then follow a river into a steep valley, and are well into the mountains as we make a couple of stops at small towns. We now know where to look for the station names, but don't see the Sinaia sign until we are on the platform looking through the train windows.
Dianne had been told on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree site (which is VERY helpful for such information) that you can ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed