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Thursday, 21 April 2022 11:22

Bucharest and Avalon Waterways

IMG 3514The next day back in Bucharest we toured the Spring Palace of Nicolae Ceausescu filled with opulence and  grandeur. We also enjoyed a city tour driving past the Arch of Triumph and the Parliament building.

In the afternoon we boarded our Avalon Waterways ship to cruise the Lower Danube. Our stateroom was well appointed with plenty of room for our clothes and toiletries. One wonderful feature is that the very comfortable bed faces the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors so you are always enjoying the scenery that is floating by.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2022 11:19

Transylvania Day 2

Bran CastleAfter spending the night at our hotel in Brasov, we visited Prejmer, the largest fortified church in Southeast Europe. Later we visited the Old Town of Brasov. Our evening highlight was a visit to Bran Castle, home of Vlad The Impaler on whom the Dracula stories were based. And imagine our delight and surprise to learn upon returning home that our 11 year old granddaughter Maddie had just completed a project on Vlad and even constructed an amazing replica of him. Maddie is incredibly talented!

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Tuesday, 19 April 2022 13:28


Heidi and Deborah Peles Castle Transylvania April 19 2022…The next morning we visited Sinaia Monastery before driving through the Carpathian Mountains to Peles Castle which was the summer residence of Romanian kings. This spectacular castle was the first European castle with electricity. We arrived at Cantacuzino Castle for lunch and were unexpectedly able to tour this incredible space …and much to our delight, it snowed!

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Monday, 18 April 2022 13:26

Bucharest Romania

Bill and Deborah at Athenee Palace HiltonArrived in Bucharest Romania just in time to join our fellow travelers on a walking food tour of the city. The Balkan, Ottoman, French and Russian influences were evident in the many foods we sampled.

Bucharest has many beautiful buildings which are in stark contrast to the edifices built during the Communist era.

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