Friday, October 5, 2007
Yes, we are in the heart of Transylvania! We had dinner at Casa Dracula tonight in the citadel of Sighisoara, Romania birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, known to the west as Dracula.
Of course, we had red meat and red wine for dinner. Mine was on the rare side! Clara feels a kinship with them because the flag has the same colors as Columbia, red, yellow and blue.
Vlad really did impale thousands, maybe tens of thousands at the stake but there are no stories of him drinking anyones blood. In fact he is revered as a Romanian hero for standing up to the Turks and Saxons and for trying to get rid of dishonesty and stealing.
We have a great tent site for 8 bucks in town, two full tanks of gas, and there isn't quite as much pollution here in the Transylvanian Alps. We may head to Moldova tomorrow...
Good investment opportunities here. Although clearly organized crime has a hold and we haven't seen so many cops since Venezuela.
I will write about kevins direct corruption correlation postulate at a later point, but let's just say that Peru, V enezuela and Romania don't rate high.