Today has been spent exploring the area around Brasov - Brasso in Hungarian & Konstad in German - starting off with a visit to Bran to see the castle associated with Dracula. The castle itself is quite sweet and was the summer home of Queen Maria - one of Queen Victoria's grandchildren. The castle was extensively renovated between 1920 & 1927 but there has been a castle on this site since the early 1200's. In the mid-1400's the castle was rebuilt and g...
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Buna ziua from Brasov in Transylvania. Well, i never expected Romania to be so lovely - possibly Europe's best kept secret. Even Bucharest is nicer than i'd been led to believe and the travel agent's assertion that a day in Bucharest was more than enough is wide of the mark. The centre of Bucharest has some interesting squares - not remarkable - but worth seeing nonetheless and despite the destruction during the communist era a lot of old houses and buildings st...