Reign in Blood
Trip Start Feb 17, 2012
27Trip End Apr 28, 2012
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This was the strange note left for me at the reception desk.
Greetings from Brasov, Transylvania.
Brasov itself is a nice enough little old town. That is once you get to the old town, if you can get past Dracula's blood (money) sucking henchmen. Jesus H Christ - every villain in town seems to be there to 'greet' you as you disembark the train
It's been hotter then hell here, about 25 degrees. About a 40 degree change from last week!
The best way to describe Romanian food is Italian. Seriously, probably 8/10 places are little Italian joints, the remaining 2/10 being either KFC / Macca's or German bakeries (I am enjoying my strudle and coffee for breakfast). Food quality has been exceptional and brilliantly cheap. Think less than 8 AUD for a full sit down, dine in experience. Beers are about 80 cents a tin. Can on.
Old town is a nice place to just walk about and take it all in and watch the world go by. It's also a good base for day trips out to Bran and Sinaia. Bran had Bran's Castle to offer, old home of Vled the Impaler and the castle that Bram Stoker's Dracula was loosely based on
Then there is the gypsy women who throw their baby at you, in order to make you catch it, so the other thieving basterd kids can rummage through your pockets and unzip your bag.
Luckly, I had done my research on these mongrels as I refused to catch the baby and it made a dull, pop sound as it hit the ground, indicating it was only a wrapped up doll. From the ground, it was then swiftly hit with the size 10.5 Palladium right boot, the real lift kids chased it down the street, to the ranting and raving villainous mother. Crisis averted. Mawer 1, gypsy woman 0.
Ever thought about getting a job ? No one works because we love it, lady. Perhaps as a waitress even, as at these prices I was tipping the LEI like a madman. No, you chose a life of crime, you reap what you sow. Is that another rant. Calm down man, you've losing it (note also cease to watch Air Crash Doco's at night).
Apart from these jokers, the locals here are friendly enough and all want to know about kangaroos and koalas, tell you about Romania and ask if you've encountered any of their villains!
Alais, I didn't bump into the great man during my travels, but I did meet and greet hordes upon hordes of his blood-sucking gypsy basterd henchmen.
Last week I saw a film, I believe it was a horror film!
That was Brasov. Glad I've came and had a geez (been there done that) but it's the first place on the tour that I'd safely say unlikely to return.
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