I had no inclination to visit Romania. But I was to end my tour in Istanbul and I wanted to go to Budapest by train so why not stop in Romania.
I am so glad I did. I had very positive experiences.
Brasov is 2 hours by train from Bucharest a place tourists go to ski and to visit Dracula’s Castle. It was in fact mostly a summer home for a royal family.
Brasov in Transylvania has a population of Romanians, Germans and Hungarians and has a long and complicated history as to which country it belongs.
This is a very impressive building used in the summer by the royal family. It was modernised at the end of the 19th century so that it has had central heating since 1883, an elevator and central vacuum cleaning which still works.
This was big enough to take in the whole village, has a water supply and there was a school for the children.