Romania
Prahova

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24 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    Peles Castle, papanasi and Sinaia

    June 2 in Romania ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We left Bucharest this morning to start our 9 day tour of Romania. Our guide Gabriel picked us up at 9am and we headed north, first stop, the town of Snagov.

    Snagov Monastery is built on an island in Snagov Lake and is the alleged final resting place of Vlad Tepes (aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Dracul) - his head was sent to Constantinople to prove his death to the Ottoman Rulers, but the destination of his body is in dispute... but more about him in a couple of days...

    We continued north via Ploiesti, site of the world's first large oil refinery (1856), to Sinaia, visiting the monastery, notable for the interior painting style, including one of the first king of Romania, Carol I shown dressed as an officer, with his right hand upon a rock pillar with a missing piece symbolising the missing Romanian territories at that time.

    We had lunch at a local eatery, with soup and bread for main, then for dessert a Romanian specialty, papanași (pronounced papanash), a donut made with soft cheese and egg, topped with blueberry jam and sour cream.

    After lunch we walked to Peles Castle, the former summer palace of Carol I. It was built between 1883 and 1914 and has 170 rooms decorated in many different styles, elaborate wood carvings throughout, 2000 artworks, a collection of 4000 pieces of arms and armor, and an electric powered retractable stained glass roof in the entrance hall. It was impossible to take in the detail in each room in the time we had.

    We drove to our accommodation in the upper reaches of Sinaia (it's a ski resort town in winter), then walked 1.5km down to town to grab a few caches and have some tea. We caught a taxi back up to the hotel - best A$2.60 spent!
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  • Day47

    btgog we made it

    August 12, 2018 in Romania ⋅ 🌙 68 °F

    We made it to the contest site and locked the van inside the secure area, if it ain’t nailed down it will grow legs and vanish. The first goat trail was a warm up for many more” I had asked Stan if there were any mountains to cross””he said no “ no more trusting Stan on topography. I will load several posts of pictures from Romania portion of this 1000 mile journey.Read more

  • Day49

    Dinner and tv

    August 14, 2018 in Romania ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    I had to fight my way thru the gypsies to get some KFC but it was worth it “finger lickin good as colonel sanders says” I got bucket of chicken and two fanta. the drinks here taste so good must b real sugar. There is also pic of tv, all I can get is fuzz, may hAve to send up a flare, I can hear english but no picture. Tomorrow is 2 more practice flights and opening ceremonies, boys are flying well,Read more

  • Day59

    The end

    August 24, 2018 in Romania ⋅ 🌙 70 °F

    Four flights done, a few medals and an adventure complete here, now me and Richard drive 1500 kilometers to Czech Republic to disassemble and crate the planes, what a well run contest, the judging was fair always seemed to come out as expected or little better, Aaron had questionable point today that two judges hard zeroed, that video review is tough, it was hard call , looked like a real big roll rate change but they called it a point, we protested as team to keep it honest but jury upheld hard zero. They are always looking for a way to sink the battleship if given opportunity . Gold medal for Aaron , two bronze medal for Matt and team got silver overall. I would have loved to be at banquet when played national anthem for that gold medal.Read more

  • Day49

    Russians

    August 14, 2018 in Romania ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Came in this morning and found Russian extra listing to one side, apparently broke gear on flight last night. They are hoping to get new gear from Russia extra factory is closed for holiday, this is third one they have torn up , they have surpassed the USA on tearing things up to this point in the show.Read more

  • Day5

    Schloss Peleş

    May 15 in Romania ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Das Schloss wurde zwischen 1873 und 1883 für König Carol I. von Rumänien erbaut. Der Bauherr beauftragte den Wiener Architekten Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer (* 1825, † 1900) mit der Schlossplanung. Nach 1876 übernahm Doderers Assistent Architekt Johannes Schultz die weiteren Bauarbeiten und veränderte die ursprünglichen Pläne. Die offizielle Einweihung des Schlosses fand am 7. Oktober 1883 statt. Der tschechische Architekt Karel Liman erhielt zwischen 1893 und 1914 den Auftrag weitere Bauarbeiten, einschließlich der Errichtung des Hauptturms, durchzuführen. Bis zu Carols Tod im Jahr 1914 diente das Schloss als dessen Sommerresidenz. Nach der Abschaffung der Monarchie und der Umwandlung Rumäniens ins eine Volksrepublik 1947 beschlagnahmte das kommunistische Regime das Schloss.
    Nach der Rumänischen Revolution 1989wurden die Schlösser Peleș und Pelișor an den im Schweizer Exil lebenden Ex-König Michael zurückübertragen.
    Für den 2008 erschienenen Film Brothers Bloom wurden einige Szenen am Schloss gedreht. Dabei wurde in einer Szene mittels visueller Effekte das Schloss gesprengt. 2011 diente das Schloss als Kulisse für den Film Eine Prinzessin zu Weihnachten mit Roger Moore in der Hauptrolle. Die 2017 erschienene Netflix-Produktion A Christmas Prince hatte ebenfalls das Schloss als Kulisse.
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  • Day55

    Technical committee

    August 20, 2018 in Romania ⋅ 🌙 70 °F

    I some how got to be on the technical committee, if some one has a problem in the box , they land and we sort out if it was beyond the pilots control or within what he should have taken care of, it is a stressful position to have some how acquired. We have had two issues already, it is very difficult to sort out and forward your report to the jury, I guess it’s life at a world contest, someone has to do it, look at scores , Matt got a bronze medal in the last flight and all but one pilot scored very well with no hard zeros. We are into the second unknown, Michael Drew number one and he killed it with a 76 percent flight, 2nd at the moment. He is improving with every flight .Read more

  • Day49

    Practice day

    August 14, 2018 in Romania ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Yesterday all the pilots got in couple really good practice flights, the Russian team lost brake caliper off of their 330SC in flight and ground looped a su-26 sukhoi in a dramatic fashion, also had some theft from one of our pilots if locals get close they are trying to steal they can get hand in your pocket and ur stuff out without u having a clue, we appear mean now, get away, few bad apples spoil whole bunch, pictures to come today.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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