Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Chris will be leaving on an early morning flight the next day, while SL and I in the afternoon.
BIG thanks to Razvan and Anna!!! You are the BEST! i am sure the trip would not be as fun without you.
There are houses in the alleys of the shopping streets
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Inside the Fortified Church During times of conflicts the villagers will move in Rasnov - Fortress on the Hill Inside Rasnov Rasnov - View from the Top
Bran Castle, contrary to common belief. This is not the real Dracula castle. That is the product of Bram Stroker's ficition, which was modeled after this castle. In the novel, Dracula was modeled after Vlad Tepes - a prince, who defended his land but displayed no mercy to any of his enemies. Vlad Tepes actually never stayed in Bran Castle before.
Vlad Tepes (Dracula)
Saturday, March 03, 2007
To be frank, Burcharest is pretty grey, dusty and boring. Maybe it is the constructions that seem to be everywhere or maybe it is the winter which makes trees bare and sky look grim.
But one will never know that just an hour plus drive to the mountains, things will be so different.... Sky is clearer, air is fresher, things seem to look nicer and the spirit seems to have been given the magic cure.
And the best of all, we have 2 great newly found friends as guides to accompany us - Razvan (our colleague in EMEA) and his girlfriend Anne. They are the sweetest people around.
We arrived at night, had a tough time finding the place. At first look at the gates in the eerie quite night, it is hard to believe we are going to stay at this place for the night. (Were all the reviews faked?) We refused to believe that is the place and started circling around Harman for the "right" place. In the end, we were forced to accept the truth - the abandon-warehouse-look-alike building is THE Country Hotel. Razvan and I ventured to check out the place with a mindset of searching for another hotel. But once the owner, Marcella, opened the door, it is a different world inside. Man, we were relieved. Marcella is a design she showed us her showroom with pretty linen work. We had some red wine over a chat with her son before turning in.
So for the adventurous souls who are planning to go to Brasov - I will really recommend a stay in The Country Hotel.
My Nice, Warm, Cosy Room