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Nov 9, 2018 - Bran Castle (Dracula)

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Romania & Bulgaria has to say about the town of Bran and Bran Castle: “Bran Illuminated by the light of a pale moon, the vampire’s lair glares down from its rocky bluff... but regrettably, Bran Castle’s blood-drinking credentials don’t withstand scrutiny. Claims that Vlad Tepeş either “The Impaler or Protector of Wallachia”, depending on whom you ask, passed through here are unproven. Nor did the castle inspire Bram Stoker, much as souvenir-sellers attempt to link Bran to the iconic...

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Sep 21, 2008 - Brasov, Rasnov & Bran

September 21, 2008 Sunday The center of Brasov is meticulously restored. I walked around a bit before departing town and then drove up Mt. Tampa that offers wonderful vistas of the city and the Bucegi Mountains beyond. The tile rooftops, the church steeples and distant greenery made for nice photographs despite my 9th straight day without sunshine. I drove SW out of town toward Rasnov looking for a gasoline station along the way. I was soon up in the mountains and stopped at a lodge to inquire about refueling options. They recommended that,...

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