Archive for the 'Romania' Category

Crucifix on a Romanian Castle Wall

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Cross on Castle - Romania

A large cross adorning a broken abode in a Castle in Romania It’s not something I would have expected to see from visiting a castle in Transylvania in Romania. The outer wall fortification was made up of houses which is not uncommon. In this case one had broken and on the outer wall hung this huge… Continue reading more »

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 »

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