Romania: Day Seventeen

June 29, 2019  •  1 Comment

We’ve had so much happen in such a short time frame.  I do apologize for the really brief blog posts.  With not having wifi for several weeks, I am playing catch up on all my new posts.  The older ones I had much more time to write. 

In the morning, we grabbed more pastries in the morning and went down to the Bran shopping square.  Skylar and I circled the entire square searching for just the right things to bring back for family.  



I found this fantastic shop that was not a tourist trap shop with imported goods that aren’t even from Romania.  This shop was different.  It was in a perfect little store front cube and was neatly organized without junk piled up on every tabletop.  And it had a whimsical feel to it  but still had useful and relevant products.  I ended up buying nearly everything for my family at this place in two different trips.

Stefan is the shop owner and he has done an exceptional job setting himself apart from the other shops in Bran square.  We sat and chatted for about a half hour and I got the insider look at Sibiu, which is the next city we were heading to.  


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After shopping, we stopped at the Rasnov Fort, which was probably the coolest thing I have ever been to.  It was a thousand years old and I could picture the midivil scenes that could have played out here.  The view was spectacular.

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II was so excited to find this little gem inside the Fort Museum.  It was a complete set of US quarters.  My husband would have loved it since he collects these with our girls.  We literally have a fraction of them and we live in the States.

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I looking for beads for Skylar's grandma back in Cheyenne, we had a shop owner insist that Skylar have one of the necklaces.  But not just any necklace.  One that was made from a stone that glows in the dark.  He said it was phosphorous but I don't know for sure since he only spoke Romanian and very little English.

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We also stopped at this mud and straw home that reminded me exactly of Whoville.  

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After a few hour drive, we ended up in Sibiu and ate at a place called Super Mamma and this placed looked like a scene directly out of Pirates of the Caribbean.


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I went out with some friends last night and we went to this bar where there was an amazing band playing. This is one of those places where everyone knows each other and there are no strangers. There may be people who come in our site and out every night, but if you hang around long enough, everyone will know your name. It was really cool hanging out with all these people who know each other so well.
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