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    Do you sell Dracula merchandise?
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    Wow, Frag, that "heh" is really Dutch. What can I say, I was born in Utrecht, and all my mom's family is still over there, either by Utrecht or Nieuwegein.

    I would love to see Romania. I did not realize till recently that Romanian is a Romance language, was listening to their national anthem. It would be really neat to see where Trajan fought, and of course the countryside would be nice to see too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    Do you sell Dracula merchandise?
    I have little doubt you will find such. I would also not be surprised if they were selling wood from the "true stake" used by Tepes. Plus I remember readings something about them being big in the modern slave trade. Certainly that would be vampiric in character.
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    Everyone knows Vlad Dracula made Romania even more famous and infamous he was a hero but to others a devil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    I have little doubt you will find such. I would also not be surprised if they were selling wood from the "true stake" used by Tepes. Plus I remember readings something about them being big in the modern slave trade. Certainly that would be vampiric in character.
    You will find a ton of merchandise like that, especially by the Bran Castle. Everything is merchandised - caps, t shirts, mugs, you name it, they offer to sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    You will find a ton of merchandise like that, especially by the Bran Castle. Everything is merchandised - caps, t shirts, mugs, you name it, they offer to sell it.
    I assumed so. I grew up in a beach resort town, and removing as much money from the wallets of tourists as painlessly as possible was -- pardon the pun in context -- our lifeblood.
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    To be fair, since the whole topic is so wildly popular, not capitalising on it would be a real shame and an annoyance for tourists who want souvenirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    To be fair, since the whole topic is so wildly popular, not capitalising on it would be a real shame and an annoyance for tourists who want souvenirs.
    Absolutely. At least when they stop taking selfies long enough to actually a) see something of Romania, and b) realize that life is not just getting a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Absolutely. At least when they stop taking selfies long enough to actually a) see something of Romania, and b) realize that life is not just getting a picture.
    Instead of taking time to enjoy beauty, they want their friends to see what they are doing, and using selfies puts the focus on them, not the scenery. As if life consists of status updates.
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    Well, to be fair, people were taking pictures of themselves at landmarks before, except that nowadays we do it more than before

    Bran Castle (the castle in question) is so popular that in 2016 it received 600.000 visitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad Dracula View Post
    Everyone knows Vlad Dracula made Romania even more famous and infamous he was a hero but to others a devil!
    Well impaling people (that's cruel lol) and catapulting plague-victims or letting plague infiltrate is kinda mean. Using disease as a weapon is kinda brilliant though, brilliant but kinda sadistic

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    A lot of the details are pretty much made up in legends. There's considerable exaggeration with regards to the local Saxon chronicles, despite them having historical basis (real eyewitness accounts).

    However, Vlad was an enemy of the local Saxon merchants - so they had a good reason to publish all sorts of stories about him.
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    Bucharest today.

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    Lovely

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    Thank thee.

    It's really beautiful now, all summery and gorgeous.
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