Trip Start Sep 16, 2008
58Trip End Feb 25, 2009
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We felt like we went back in time here! There are still horse and carts for transportation (see picture of the road sign). The streets are clay with traces of old cobblestone. We spent two nights at a budget B&B run by a really nice Romanian couple. They speak very little English, but the husband's favorite word seems to be "maybe"! It's pretty cute and this B&B is in a 400 year old home.
It is amazing to be in a place where by walking the streets one can easily imagine what life must have been like here 500 years ago
Dracula was actually known as Vlad the Impaler. He had some strange fondness with impaling his enemies and raising them in the air on the long stakes, while they awaited death. It is said to have taken up to 48 hour for these poor souls to die. No he did not have fangs and stalk the night, but it is believed by historians that he did drink blood at times. Vlad was the King of Wallachia a region in southern Romania, it seems he was a pretty gruesome guy and much feared.