Battling the crowds on the narrow road to Bran
Past Dracula signs
One thinks how did Irishman Bram Stoker imagine this place and create the legend Dracula
The narrow roads are thick with tourists inspired by the legend
The citadel at Sighisoara also claiming it’s part of the legend
Any where that Vlad the Impaler, (who Dracula is based on) stayed dines out on the legend
But the legend disguises the the true beauty of Transylvania
View from Bran Castle
The amazing country side of open pasture
And the old forests around Brasov
And some wonderful biking roads
And memorials that tell the tale of the fight for Romanian independendance. Achieved in 1918
Though the Habsburg empire still had influence in Romania till the Soviets exiled the remaining Duke in 1947.
Romania is a beautiful and varied country and I’ve still a week here
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Wow! Looks like we might need to add Romania to the travel list! Cheers Pauline xx
The beauty of Romania, the friendliness off the people has exceeded my expectations
Hi Mic, Looks like we might need to add Romania to the travel list! Cheers Pauline xx
I have found Romania wonderfully beautiful
Definitely a place to check out more. I think Dracula has always spooked me away before. 😉
The Romanian people are very welcoming and friendly.
I am so glad you had a fantastic experience and friendly welcoming people are such a breath of fresh air.
Of all the places you’ve been to on this trip Mick I think this is my favourite!
Im still coming to terms with my time in Romania. I have to digest it a bit more before I blog
Oooo that sounds interesting! Do tell.
Im stopping in Trieste for a few days soon and will catch up on the blog. You will have to wait till then!
Looking forward to it!
Romania was certainly wonderful. We were there mid to late May so traffic wasn’t too bad but the Transalpina was still closed which was a shame.
Mick, what a great trip! I suppose you will come back to OZ sometime. Though don’t hurry. We had a couple of days of sun, now it is back to drizzle… Tony A.
Tony back in London and will fly out Tues. So will be back in Oz soon