Read, Write, Run, Roam

RHOB and the Bright Lights of… Brașov

While we were staying in Sinaia, we drove to Brașov for the afternoon. Brasov is a larger tourist town in Transylvania and a popular base for people touring the region. The city is also noted for several things:

1. its tourist-eating bear population (no hikes for us, thanks)
2. a quaint medieval district (see left)
3. beautiful countryside (the setting for the movie Cold Mountain)

4. And this sign:

Here’s the close-up:

One of these things is not like the other, dontcha think?

The town’s mayor installed the sign in 2003. I’m not sure if it’s savvy advertising or a wishful connotation. Brașov is definitely no Hollywood, if for no other reason than the weather was cold and rainy. However, we did feel a bit dramatic when my cheap umbrella blew inside out and we ran to a restaurant for mămăligă, Romanian-style polenta served with a fried egg and cheese. Though we enjoyed the “flair” of Brașov, we were happy to return to Sinaia for a sleepier atmosphere. I guess I couldn’t make it in Carpathian Hollywood. (Heaves dramatic sigh and exits.)

2 responses

  1. I love all that I learn and can empathize with in your blog. 🙂 you are a wonderful and engaging writer

    June 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

  2. Many thanks! It’s great to know that people share these experiences and can offer so much advice. Are you back in that States permanently now?

    June 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

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