Bran, Peles, Snagov
Trip Start Sep 03, 2007
11Trip End Sep 15, 2007
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Dracula lore, it is a really nice castle that was the Romanian royal
family's residence for many years, and the only castle I've been in that
Driving back we saw a fortified city that
appeared to tumble off the mountain. It's Rasov. We didn't have time
to stop, but it looked cute.
Around 2 PM we drove from Bran to Peles, the summer palace. It is overblown, and unlivable. It rained while we took the 45 minute tour, and there was a
beautiful rainbow over the castle as we left.
We decided to
skip Brasov and push on to Snagov, where Vlad Tepes is reportedly
buried, in a (supposedly) beautiful church on an island in the lake.
We stopped at a pension and got a room. The owner told us he had
opened 3 months previously. When we told him we had been hoteliers in
the US, he showed us throughout the property, including into the
kitchen. Then he offered us dinner. Courses came and came, along with
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