Mongol Rally 2011 - Black Sea Detour 
From Hungary we tried to cross into the Ukraine. We were at the border for 4 hours trying to explain that our temporary paperwork was legitimate, to no avail. Towards the end the border guard pulled me aside and said that I could pass for a "refundable" fee of $4,000. We opted to try another border instead. Here I am in the Romanian countryside trying again to get the perfect picture.
From Hungary we tried to cross into the Ukraine. We were at the border for 4 hours trying to explain that our temporary paperwork was legitimate, to no avail. Towards the end the border guard pulled me aside and said that I could pass for a "refundable" fee of $4,000. We opted to try another border instead.

Here I am in the Romanian countryside trying again to get the perfect picture.

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We took a mini detour in Romania to go to Transylvania see the medieval city of Brasov.
We took a mini detour in Romania to go to Transylvania see the medieval city of Brasov.
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This was a touristy place and most accommodation was booked, so we ended up sleeping in our car near the quiet sanctuary of a transylvanian cemetery.
This was a touristy place and most accommodation was booked, so we ended up sleeping in our car near the quiet sanctuary of a transylvanian cemetery.
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We took the morning to go and check out a couple of castles.  Our first stop was to see the Rasnov Citadel.
We took the morning to go and check out a couple of castles. Our first stop was to see the Rasnov Citadel.
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The Romanian countryside was beautiful woods and farmland on rolling hills.
The Romanian countryside was beautiful woods and farmland on rolling hills.
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Excavations were ongoing at the citadel as part of a larger restoration effort.
Excavations were ongoing at the citadel as part of a larger restoration effort.
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Our next stop was Castle Bran, home of Vlad the Impaler, also called Dracula.
Our next stop was Castle Bran, home of Vlad the Impaler, also called Dracula.
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It is often referred to as Dracula's Castle because Vlad was the inspiration for the book.
It is often referred to as Dracula's Castle because Vlad was the inspiration for the book.
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We drove onward to Husi to sleep for the night.  We could not find acceptable lodging, so we opted to park the car in this field and sleep for the night.  What we didn't know was that we parked 10 feet from train tracks, but we were well aware of this come 3:00am. :-)
We drove onward to Husi to sleep for the night. We could not find acceptable lodging, so we opted to park the car in this field and sleep for the night. What we didn't know was that we parked 10 feet from train tracks, but we were well aware of this come 3:00am. :-)
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