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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Travel Rob ·
Andredeya, thanks for sharing ! Have perceptions changed now of Vlad Tepes in Romania?When I was there ,he still was looked upon as a cruel but heroic figure in Romania
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
The perception i think it's the same, but in my opinion is not a heroic legend, just impressive and of course cruel :
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you so very much for this fascinating piece on Dracula!! I grew up scared of vampires as a small boy because I''d watched Bela Lugosi when I was a little to young to understand. But at least I knew I was safe in the day, as vampires could not come into the sunlight. Amazing what an industry Vampires have become, with hundreds of movies, television series and books written about them. You've give us yet another reason to visit Romania. The country moves further and further up my list of...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
It all sounds excellent! I'm looking forward to hearing about Romanian food and to visiting your beautiful country, Andredeya!
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
oh wow, thank you, i'm looking forward from you by posting about your trip in Romania
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 21, 2014: Gypsy Houses in Huedin, Romania

HistoryDigger ·
I am curious about the architects and the choice of style. Know anything more about that? Fascinating.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great piece, and what beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing this information with all of us. Are they worth visiting? Absolutely! From these photos, it's hard to judge which is the "best", although the setting of the Fortified Church is hard to beat. Which do you like best, Andre Pur? I bet that this is a nice time of year to visit Romania.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

PortMoresby ·
Thanks for the photos, Andre, unique & intriguing. Wikipedia answered my question about the wife. Yes, alive.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
My favourite ones are: Voronet Monastery for its beautiful blue painting and the Black Church because is near my living place . About the Easter Holiday yes it is a wonderful time in my country, almost because we cook a lot of great and tasty food specific for this time of the year. I will post another article later these days with our food traditions maybe you would like it
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 11, 2014: Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, brings back a lot of personal memories for me. And the photo seems timeless. Exactly how I remember it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 11, 2014: Brasov, Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 11, 2014: Brasov, Romania

IslandMan ·
A classic Eastern European image....good one, Andre
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Hey , i'm so happy that you made this blog about Brasov, my city , happy that someone figure it about and posted the right answer about the puzzle. Everything said here is true, and to add more info about this destination, remind that The Black Church is the most photographied attraction in Romania, and right behind it with Dracula Bran Castle.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
And speaking of Dracula: Bela Lugosi, the actor who made that role famous, was actually born in Transylvania!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
oh i didn't knew that thank you PHey for the info!!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
i searched some info about Bela Lugosi and he was born in Lugoj county but for what i know this city is not in Transylvania, is it in Banat, which is a western part of Romania
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

TravelandNature ·
Andredeya - Oh. We are learning a lot from you ! Thanks
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont - The character Dracula was based on the real life very interesting Vlad Tepes. 'Vlad the Impaler' And although he was very cruel ,is considered a patriot by many Romanians still. http://www.donlinke.com/drakula/vlad.htm
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
I'm not sure whether it is a case of shifting borders, or of seeking publicity, but Lugosi's official biography said Transylvania...but can you trust Hollywood? Hmmm....
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Yes the legend of Dracula is based on the actions of Vlad Dracul the Impaler , but Bram Stoker made the history more famous, we all know that:d
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
I think it's only for seeking publicity i don't know maybe i'm wrong i don't know the story
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
It would be an interesting blog post -- Visiting Dracula's castle!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
I can make it possible
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Andredeya: I can make it possible It would be our pleasure at TravelGumbo to give that fine piece a home, Andredeya!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

TravelandNature ·
Sweeet !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Wait for it this time i promise i will do it just fine
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
Years ago ,I went. It wasn't as big of a tourist draw back then. If I'm remembering right, they told me at the time it might not of been one of Vlad castles,but I guess that makes little difference in the enjoyment.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Well Rob this is absolutely a mystery
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
Congratulations Worker Bee! Nice write up PHeymont! The Black Church holds some significant memories for me personally as does the whole city. In the aerial shot, if you look closely, you will also find some drab communist era apartment buildings. The time of Ceausescu and the Securitate was a time no one who lived in the country will forget. It was also Romania's baby boom when a lot people of people were born due to no birth control. The Romanian people are talented and o pen and I...
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Re: Europe's cost-of-living has wide range

PortMoresby ·
There are websites devoted to helping people sort out the possibilities worldwide. This is one I've found useful: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings.jsp
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The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Everyone is wondering when the legend of Dracula came in the public attention for the first time and if this legend has something to do with Vlad the Impaler- the prince of Wallachia. Well the legend starts when this man Vlad the Impaler was chosen by the well-known writer Bram Stoker to be the leading hero for his book published in 1897. Since then, Dracula and Transylvania, the land where the mysterious castle full of ghosts and vampires is located, became the subject of many movies, over...
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
  The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an...
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful Churches of Romania

Andre Pur ·
The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an event...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 11, 2014: Brasov, Romania

Andre Pur ·
Today we did a tiny walk through Muresenilor Street .  On the top of the hill lays  a must-see tourist point from Brasov: The Citadel, Brasov Fortress foto: Maria Balascau
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Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
Gumbo’s latest visit was to the famous Black Church of Brasov, Romania, the largest Gothic church in the country, and the largest Lutheran church there. As you can see from the picture, it isn’t really black anymore, but it got that name...
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Sighisoara, Romania

Travellinn ·
Wow! What a charming place! That was my first thought driving through the gate to Sighisoara citadel. The impression was certainly still applicable when we started wandering the cobbled streets among the pink, green, yellow, blue and red houses. You...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 21, 2014: Gypsy Houses in Huedin, Romania

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  Driving through Transylvania, Romania we passed these unfinished palatial houses in the town of Huedin, I was fascinated why would anyone build these grandiose, gaudy looking houses and leave them unfinished. Some even looked deserted....
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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

PHeymont ·
Ice hockey at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, Innsbruck      Photo: Rolf Roletschek / Wikimedia   The Winter Youth Oympics—a relative youth itself, since the first was only held in 2012—will hold its 2020 games in...
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Europe's cost-of-living has wide range

PHeymont ·
Gorgeous groceries...but can you afford them?     Photo: Lyzadanger / Wikimedia   Travelers planning vacations in Europe quickly become aware that some countries are more expensive than others; plenty of us have suffered sticker shock...
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Corvin Castle

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