I’ve played enough Castlevania to know where this is going…

After a day of layover in Frankfurt, it’s been a Romanian last couple of days. Brasov, Romania is a cute little town situated in the center of the country, surrounded by mountains (and from the looks of all the outdoor shops, full of climbers). The Romanians have been very hospitable and very nice and pleasant. The food consists of meet on top of meat, with a side of meat. Overall, it’s been easy to navigate and my Ford Fiesta has handled well, even on the snowy Transylvanian roads. Today was a trip to Bran Castle, which is home to “Dracula.” I put that in quotes because it’s a “supposedly his home” situation. Although Vlad III is the supposed inspiration for the myth and he did spend time imprisoned there. Worth the half an hour drive and interesting to see. Hidden staircases and old furniture are alway fun. People were short back then and I did smack my head on a beam at least once. Photos from around:

This guy gave the tour, but kept annoyingly pointing out the quantity of everything that was there…

Bran Castle from the walk up

Palinca – 100 proof plum liquor


2 Responses to “I’ve played enough Castlevania to know where this is going…”

  1. Cari Says:

    Heading to Bucharest, and have Celiac Disease. Was wondering what restaurants are safe. Not just with gluten free items, but do a good job with making sure that there is no cross contamination. THANKS!

    • Ryan Says:

      Romania in general is pretty bready on the whole. Of course you can find the usual meat and potatoes options. Vegetarians will have a very hard time, although rice and veggies are available almost everywhere. Avoid any gravies and sauces and you should be fine. Make sure to try their crazy over proofed liquor as well. Breakfast will be the easiest meal of the day. Stock up!

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