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  1. Travis
    October 25, 2013

    Awesome post…this is a place we were always planning to go to as we will be in Romania in about two weeks, but your post has just enhanced that feeling even more. Thanks for the info on walking there! I guess letting people pay to take photos (as “cash-grabby” as it sounds) is better than no photos at all. Again, awesome post and safe travels.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 25, 2013

      Will you be coming to Brasov? If so, we’ll be here. Always enjoy meeting people, especially fellow bloggers.

      While I didn’t enjoy paying the “tax,” I definitely felt like I got my money worth and am glad I did.

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  2. Hogga
    October 23, 2013

    so purdy!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 25, 2013

      Absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. dojo
    October 21, 2013

    I haven’t yet visited it, but it’s indeed an amazing Castle. Maybe I’ll get to see it in the near future 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 25, 2013

      Most definitely amazing.

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  4. Roxana Farca
    October 20, 2013

    Peles is one of my favorite castles too, and I had the chance to see some around Europe, including Neuschwanstein. And by the way, I so am glad you like our country! 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 25, 2013

      I would love to see Neuschwanstein! It’s on my list.

      Yes, enjoying it VERY much!

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  5. Shelly
    October 20, 2013

    Wow Talon! That is spectacular – thanks so much for sharing! I love hearing about castles in parts of the world I’ve never been – and I’m really anticipating more news about Romania – looks like it’ll make it on my must travel list! Three of my favourite castles are: Leeds Castle (Kent England) that was one of Henry VIII’s!, Neuschwanstein near Fussen, Germany – built by crazy Ludwig II – simply gorgeous!, and the Bardo Museum (was 18th C. “home” but I call it a castle) in Algiers for the most intricate Turkish tile and designs imaginable. Again, merci beaucoup, and happy travels!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 20, 2013

      Romania is definitely an underrepresented country in the tourism arena. I’m not quite sure why that is. It’s a fabulous place to visit.

      I look forward to seeing Neuschwanstein when we finally make it to Germany. It looks quite amazing from the photos I’ve seen.

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  6. Deia @NomadWallet
    October 18, 2013

    Great photos! Everything is so intricate, I would be overwhelmed by all the beautiful details I see all at once. My favorite is that teak chair from India! I could see how that would take a long time to finish.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 19, 2013

      Yes! So much intricate detail. Have you seen the photos on our FB page? There are a lot there. Absolutely an amazing place.

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  7. Ele
    October 18, 2013

    I was there a few years ago and it was an absolute bliss. Unfortunately, the idea of taking photos inside for a fee never turned up, we were told we cannot take any photos inside. What a shame.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 18, 2013

      How sad!

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  8. lola
    October 18, 2013

    Wow! It looks so pretty! Romania is a place I’ve yet to visit but is on my list. Thanks for introducing me to Peles Castle.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 18, 2013

      Romania is absolutely gorgeous! It doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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  9. kami
    October 18, 2013

    Visiting Peles Castle was one of the biggest surprises of my trip to Romania! It’s such a beautiful place! I was there also in autumn so the surroundings were pretty stunning too! Unfortunately I didn’t manage to visit it inside and I can see now what I’ve missed, it’s so pretty! (however they charge so much for taking pictures, crazy!) oh well, I have a reason to go back 😉 enjoy your time in Romania!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 18, 2013

      Yes, their photo “tax” is pretty outrageous. Especially if you’re only doing the ground floor tour. It’s the same price no matter which tour you’re doing, so in that case the the photo tax costs more than the admission! Since we did the other option, it’s just a bit more of an ouch to fork over almost $10 when you’ve already over $20 just to walk in the door.

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  10. Tom @ Waegook Tom
    October 18, 2013

    This looks gorgeous, and I wish I’d have had time to go when I was in Romania! I’ll have to make time for it whenever I go back there. Saying it’s more impressive than Versailles is quite the statement, too, although for me, the Garnier Palais d’Opera in Paris takes the cake for being the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen. Opulent is not the word.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 18, 2013

      For me this blows Garnier away as well. I think one thing I really liked about this place was that while it is opulent, it’s done in a warm way. At Versailles, the opulence feels ostentatious and uninviting. I think if I lived here, it would be very difficult for me to leave every year. Especially to return to Bucharest!

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