This is the city of Brasov.
We drove about 3 hours through the mountains. It was so beautiful and we realized how much we missed our Colorado mountains. Brasov is in the Transylvania area for you Dracula fans. It is close to where Bran Castle is located. The old section of Brasof shown above is several hundred years old and has often been used in movie sets. When we go back in October, fall colors should be at their peak.
This is the Hotel Cubix where we will be staying for the conference. The Chapel where we will have our meetings is visable next door on the right. Very convenient.
The central square in old town Brasov.
More Old Town Brasov with my companion.
This is the castle we will be visiting. It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Resort in Poiana Brasov
Just 20 minutes out of Brasov is a beautiful little ski resort town that we will visit and tour. There is a little old church and some lovely resorts as well as little shops where we can spend our lei (lots of lei!).
We sat on a bench in a little open field and watched the grass being harvested with a two-hand cythe (picture the grim reaper) and pitchforks. There were no fences and at one point the cows you see behind the horse cart were wandering through the tourists.
We returned home an alternate route which was definitely the road less traveled. It was only us and hundreds of trucks on a mountain road of hairpin turns. When we got to the bottom it only took Brent a few minutes to unhook my white knuckles from the dashboard and pull my right foot out of the floor where I "braked" all the way down. He loved the drive! (though he wished we had been in the MINI)