Archive for the 'Romania' Category

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!

Monday, November 30th, -0001
Brasov

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 »