Category: Europe | Romania | Transylvania

Europe | Romania | Transylvania – Back in Brasov

Well that was a horrible anti-climax. My first impression of Bran Castle was the golden sunlight gleaming on its bright white towers. It looked more like Disneyland than the lair of a foul daemon. Still I was sure that lurking …

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Europe | Romania | Transylvania – Transylvanian vampire hunting

After Bucharest I travelled into the heart of Transylvania to follow the Dracula trail. Like Keanu Reeves’ character in the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I wanted to ride a train through the eerie mountains, all dark and spooky and mysterious. …

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Europe | Romania | Transylvania – The back of a taxi, in the vicinity of the Borgo Pass.

I did not sleep well though my bed was comfortable enough, for I had all sorts of queer dreams. There was a dog howling all night under my window. After I had breakfasted Maria took a crucifix from her neck …

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Europe | Romania | Transylvania – Transylvania Revisited

Left Buda-Pesth at 4PM on 12 July, arriving at Bucharest early next morning. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse I got of it from the train, and the little I could walk through the streets. The impression I …

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