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Train station: It's a couple of miles from the train station to the old town. Beware if you get a taxi. The first guy we asked wanted 16Euros or 60Lei so we walked away. A second guy ran up and offered to take us for 25Lei so we accepted, though a subsequent trip cost 20Lei only.

The local bus costs only 2Lei though so if you can find the bus routes and a kiosk selling tickets, go for it. We took a bus to the station on our way back and it all went very smoothly.

Bran Castle is the big tourist draw, but we didn't go because we know it has no link to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Since we didn't go, we can't say whether or not it's worth seeing in its own right, whether or not you're into Dracula.

We tried the 4Lei50 bus ride up to the ski resort of Poiana Beautiful 20 minute bus ride but nothing particularly to grab our attention up there so we didn't stay long.

Cable Car: You can go for long cable car rides up to the ski slopes from Poiana, but since we;d done the excellent ride up above Brasov from the town itself the previous day, we felt cable car'ed out. Highly recommend the cable car ride above Brasov to walk by the Hollywood-style Brasov sign above town. Great views up there. Slightly wobbly cable car, but nice ride.

Coffee: don't miss Cafeteca.

Tea: Cafeteca do a good brew too, but try also Open Heart Tea Lounge.

Restaurant: Try Ceasu Rau for excellent local food at reasonable prices. Ten minute walk from town centre.

Posted by UnwindRoad 11:20 Archived in Romania Tagged restaurant bus train tea car ski cable transport resort station public coffee dracula

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