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We made our way back to Brasov to check out some of the sights there. When we arrived in the town center, we notice that there was a celebration going on. Turns out that it was Europe Day and there were school children performing on a stage. We enjoyed watching the performances. There was a spontaneous Hora dance by some of the kids in the crowd. As we walked around, we came across a group of kids that were getting ready to go on stage. Emilia asked the teacher if I could take some photos of them. Amazingly, they lined up and smiled without any fuss at all. Try that with American students. You would have protests and them making funny faces at the camera. I was very impressed by them. A few came over and asked to see the photos I took.

We walked along the city streets making our way to the Black Church, which was closed. Brasov's most important landmark, the Black Church, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, towers over Piata Sfatului and the old town. Originally dedicated to the Virgin Marry, the church was Roman-Catholic for more than a century and a half and later with the reformation sweeping across Europe it became a Lutheran one.

We decided to head back to the hotel and have a nice dinner. After dinner we walked around Poiana Brasov and came across a dog that was limping. She must have had the injury for quite awhile. She followed us all throughout the town. At one point, she went up to some horses and started barking at them, showing to us that she was a good protector. The horses just ignored her. As we headed back to the hotel, we realized she was leading us there. Even when we had to make a sharp right turn, she led and took us right to the gate of the hotel. It was as if she knew exactly where we were staying.

We told the receptionist about the dog out front and instead of her running out to scare it away, she brought some food and water for her. We tossed some food to her too from our 2nd level balcony. She slept on the front porch of the hotel all night. It just added another great element to being in these mountains.
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