Visit to Bran

This is a little late, but I wanted to put a quick note up about my trip with Cosmin and his fiance Paula to visit his familiy in Brasov and to see the infamous castle Dracula in Bran.

In short, it kicked ass. Here I am next to the freaky vampire sign at the entrance:

The castle Bran was inhabited by ‘Vlad the Impaler’ in the 1500’s who was known for skewering his enemies on wooden stakes on the nearby hill. He was a cold-hearted leader, but he was loved by the folks here. He was somehow attached to the Dracula fiction, mostly by the fact that his last name was also Dracula.

The inside of the castle was remade into a home by some Queen in the 1700’s, and looks quite nice.

Of the things I saw here, the creepiest was this old cross with some ancient lettering that looks straight out of an Anne Rice novel or something. Though it was really touristy, it was totally worth the visit to dispel the last of the vampire myths of Romania…

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One Response to “Visit to Bran”

  1. Justin Says:

    Did you sleep while you were in Romania? Geesh. Count Gilly was busy.

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