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... was just unreal, and the outside was even cooler. Once again, I felt like I was at Disneyland. Sinaia is definitely a ski town, and it was so awesome to visit the castle grounds with the snow lightly falling.
We then went to the monastery, which was built in 1695 and still inhabited by Christian Orthodox Monks. Cecilia was telling me how Orthodox masses are about 3 hours long. We went inside and got a blessing from the priest. This was also a beautiful ...
... normal;">Simona told me I was the first person from the U.S. to stay with her. I said, ' I don't think Romania gets a lot of US tourists.' She said, 'probably not.' Then it dawned on me.... How many American women come here alone? Probably not many. Am I nuts? Lol
... other a bon voyage. I walked all along that train and couldn't find the car numbers. My new friend saw my confusion and suggested that the first car may be car 6 (of course). She asked the conductor and that was indeed the case. Inside, an older woman was in my seat so I just took hers. I sat next to a man who kept throwing his paperback Sudoku book down with frustrated disgust and across from a well dressed woman with a bag of bananas. I wanted a banana.
Brasov is beautiful. I caught the bus from the train station to the hostel and my heart skipped a beat - the sun was shining on the cobblestoned Ter (or square), which was full of locals enjoying coffee and conversation - all of this against a backdrop of mountains. I'm excited about this town.
... 8230; On to Pelişor, and a new (more relaxed) guide.
Pelişor, a wedding gift
In need of an heir, King Carol and Queen Elizabeth adopted the king’s nephew, the future King Ferdinand, and built Pelişor Castle next door for Ferdinand and his young bride, Princess Marie of Edinburgh (who would later reside with her daughter Ileana in Bran Castle). Pelişor Castle is smaller and lighter than Peleş both in architecture ...