The group finally reached their destination: Brasov. The city housed around 250.000 people and was surrounded by the Southern Carpathians. They were now in the Transylvanian region, as the professor pointed out while they left the main station. The city’s proximity to the deep woods, which were still inhabited by wolves and bears, led to the fact that those animals could be found on the outskirts of the city, raiding trash cans or even being fed by the population. The rare presence of wild bears had led to the founding of a wildlife habitat to preserve them.
Brasov was home to a number of impressive landmarks like the Biserica Neagră, the Black Church, or Bran Castle, which famously - and also falsely - was widely considered the home of Vlad the Impaler among fans of Dracula. False or not Jonathan would have loved to visit the castle in the vicinity of town but they wouldn’t have time for that. After a night of rest in the Kronwell Hotel, they were to continue their jo