Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12. Transylvania

This is the final day of our tour. The next two days are travelling days as we make our way home.

Friday we travelled to the city of Bran. This is another bus ride on mountain roads.

Upon arrival to Bran, our group transferred to two smaller vans for drive up a more primitive mountain road to a chalet. After the a nice snack at the chalet, we start hiking back down the mountain. This is where we had our snack before starting the hike in the Transylvanian Alps.

The landscape was beautiful, our best hike of the whole trip.

This guy is real. He was just sitting there keeping a eye on a flock of sheep.

After lunch we visited Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's castle. This, of course, is one of the "must see" destinations in Transylvania. It's a bit like Anne of Green Gables house. There is a bit of a tenuous link to Dracula, but everybody goes there.

We had a fun tour of the castle. The guide at the castle was hilarious. He should be doing stand up.

Cathy wanted to get a picture with a Downhome Magazine in an exotic location. Dracula's castle in Transylvania seemed to fit the bill.

As we all got back on the bus after the castle visit, we realized that our vacation was mostly over.

We have had a great trip. We saw a lot of interesting things and met some nice people. But, now I'm looking forward to getting home.

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