Hollywood in Romania

September 12, 2005

Today we arrived in Brasov after taking the slow train from Sinaia. We learned very quickly that the slow train is the cheapest, but is does stop at every village/town along the way and the trains are pretty old. The trains range from cheapest, personal, to most expensive, InterCity. After arriving in Brasov we walked into town which allowed us to get a good feel of the city and the sights we'd like to see. We quickly checked into our hostel, Kismet Dao, which is slightly worn down but offered lots of freebies so one can't complain. We decided to hike Tampa mountain and take in the views of the city and the surrounding countryside. The hike was a nice 45 minute climb or there is a cable car which will whisk you to the top. Once at the top we could see the main attractions of the city from directly above the Brasov sign which must have been thought up after watching one too many Hollywood movies because it is a splitting image of the Hollywood sign in CA.

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