Archive for the 'Romania' Category

Bucharest, a very different place – an eco warrior comes on board

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Heading down Ceaucesu

Travel Journal Overview: I was in another capital. I did a lot of research here about living in Romania not listed here. I found Bucharest very different to the North of Romania. Not by kinda place at all. I headed into downtown Bucharest with “Itchy Beard” in a search for food and a book …

Bucharest by train, bloody tourists

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Artist at work in Romania (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Traveling via east European trains is a great way to see the country. Unfortunately it’s also a place where you can meet obnoxious tourists. In my book this is the turning point I have in Europe about finding home. A little delay on the train meant I met a nice Romanian American… Continue reading more »

Sighisoara, Vlad’s place

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
Vlad the Impaylers Dining room (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Sighisoara, I could actually pronounce this place, which is unusual for me. I’d heard the place was going to be turned into a giant Dracula Theme park in the future. So I decided to visit now, before I never wanted to go back. Turn out to offer many little insights. Again, in… Continue reading more »

Rasnov, the real castle Dracula …

Thursday, October 4th, 2007
Castle Rasnov, Transylvania, Romania (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Disappointed with Castle Bran, I went in search of a better castle. Quite by accident I stumbled upon Rasnov. A strange quasi Brasov, Hollywood, rundown tourist, great place with a better castle. The next morning I headed to the Italian place for a Quatro Queso Pasta dish with a coke, I needed… Continue reading more »

Castle Dracula at very last … maybe

Monday, October 1st, 2007
Castle Bran, also know as Castle Dracula (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Would castle Dracula live up to all my expectations? Was Romania? So far Brasov as a mixed bag, but there was something about the place. In my book this part of the journey marks a significant turning point in the search for home. By 10am the next day I had shuffled out… Continue reading more »

The Babysitters train – Hungary to Romania

Sunday, September 30th, 2007
Brasov, Romania from above (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Overland train rides can be great ways to travel. They can also me traps. I experienced both as I traveled under a full moon into Transylvania en route to Brasov. Over anxious about departures I arrived at the Budapest Ketti Train station 1.5 hours before by scheduled departure at 17.45. With no… Continue reading more »

Brasov, Translyvania – let me sleep damn it!

Wednesday, November 30th, -0001

Travel Journal Overview: I was finally on my own. Two countries behind I knew one person, now for the long road ahead I would know no one. I was also entering into one of those childhood wish list places. Transylvania. My alarm sounded, we were approaching Brasov, and it was still pitch dark outside. I… Continue reading more »