Lost in Transylvania

5 thoughts on “Lost in Transylvania”

  1. You could have payed the ticked to the next civilised town from the attendant also know in Romania as “nașu” aka “the godfather”. It could have been a lot cheaper.

    300 lei for a trip to Bran and then Brasov it’s not as bad as I would expect considering that we was willingly to put his car trough those god forsaken roads. 150-200 would be a good deal considering the context.

    She turns the wheel and with a violent kick, the door bursts open.

    That’s the only way those doors open by keeping all of your fingers intact. Not a joke.

    Also bear in mind that attractions that are non-tourist traps in Romania = means no directions, even with google or maps.me or accessible by decent roads.

    I could recommend you the “drumul cetatilor app”, a CSR app that lists all the attractions small or big, but even for me was a challenge to get or find,
    some because there were no signs or information to guide me.

    Also 95% of the cases the people will be mostly curious, but you be in no danger whatsoever, we might be cunts one to one another but we welcome strangers with bread.

    1. I would have happily paid the attendant for fare to the next stop, but I don’t think I had enough cash on me at the time – not knowing where the train was going, I didn’t want to get any further away from Brasov than I needed to!

      I don’t doubt that most people are very friendly, but with my limited knowledge of the area and customs, I wasn’t feeling too positive about the outcome ;) A braver man than me might have decided to venture out further into the town, but that man is not me!

  2. What in interesting adventure! I knew Augustin as Ágostonfalva (I know, say what? – I’m Hungarian and we used the village name in our language), but from your photos it looks way more run-down than I remember it. I’m guessing it’s almost like a ghost-town now. I grew up in Transylvania and my grandparents lived in Brasov, so I knew the area… but that was almost thirty years ago. Bran is pretty cool though, I’m glad you got the chance to see it. You made me miss Transylvania, even the run-down trains of my childhood. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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