We made it through the storm, not only that but we believe a certain skeptical campground owner now holds these two tough ladies in his highest esteem.
It was a long cold night until it became a long hot morning. We slept way later than planned after a pretty sleepless night. We convinced the campground owner to store our bags and hit the road to Bran Castle like a couple of pros.
We wandered through a small market of shops and vendors. Little kids sell hot ears of fresh corn on the cob for 70 cents so we enjoyed that while we waited in line to see the castle that Bram Stoker made famous. The castle was awesome to wander through and climb. We had a great time. We found a few souvenirs and headed back. We stopped to enjoy a Romanian delicacy or unpronouncable title. They take thin strips of dough and wrap it around a giant wooden pole, kind of like a rolling pin. Then they roast it over hot coals and cover it in hot sugar and cocoa. It smells like roasted marshmallows and tastes like heaven. It looks kind of like an 18 inch tall hollow bee hive. For this giant deliciousness they charge less than $3. They claim it is pound cake but its much lighter and so wonderful. I doubt anyone can eat a whole one alone.
We retrieved our bag and ran to catch the bus we were assured would arrive any second. An hour later the oldest, most falling apart bus west of New Delhi arrived and chugged us along to Brasov.
The owner of our hostel and newest host is the kindest woman in Romania. Jo cares so much about every guest, she gives directions, recommends cafes, helps with buses and maps and has a story for everyone. We had a long chat with her about the hostel business and the various travellers she meets. We headed into town to update and see what Brasov has to offer. We'll head out to grab some good old fashioned (and dirt cheap) Romanian food and then enjoy the comfort of a real bed and roof, come rain or shine.
3 more days and we're back stateside. We love and miss you all.