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Brave new world in Brasov

June 16th 2018
HE SAID... Today we were travelling southeast from Viscri to Brasov (via Bran Castle). We woke early and headed to the main homestay house for breakfast. We’d dined in an outdoor alcove the night before, but this morning we were under the house in the cellar. It was a very atmospheric setting. We grazed on sourdough bread, cheese, zacusca (eggplant and red pepper spread) ... read more
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Romanian Flag The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
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29th August 2018

A tourist got to do what a tourist got to do
I agree with you that Bran Castle is a bit of a tourist trap. But then again, you have to see it when you are there, right? Imagine this conversation "Your friend/relative/neighbour: 'Oh, you went to Romania. Did you see Dracula's castle'. You:'No". Visiting Romania and not see some Dracula-places is like going to Paris for a week and not see the Eiffel Tower. Some places you just have to visit even though they are not nearly as interesting as they are supposed to be. /Ake
30th August 2018

Re: A tourist got to do what a tourist got to do
Haha yes I think you're spot on... regardless of all the information, some things you just have to see for yourself. And as kitsch as all the Dracula themed things were, the tale has certainly stood the test of time :)

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