Category Archives: Romania

Bucharest After Dark

Bucharest is not necessarily the prettiest city in the world, but there is a special kind of magic to its streets, especially after dark. Light and shadows play against each other on the cobblestone streets, surrounded by slightly dilapidated buildings that

Bucharest After Dark

Bucharest is not necessarily the prettiest city in the world, but there is a special kind of magic to its streets, especially after dark. Light and shadows play against each other on the cobblestone streets, surrounded by slightly dilapidated buildings that

Road Trip in Transylvania

We made an early start on our journey towards Transylvania, heading north from Bucharest well before sunrise. The dark and rainy weather was a perfect mood enhancer while driving to the legendary land of (imaginary) vampires. As light began to

Road Trip in Transylvania

We made an early start on our journey towards Transylvania, heading north from Bucharest well before sunrise. The dark and rainy weather was a perfect mood enhancer while driving to the legendary land of (imaginary) vampires. As light began to

Beautiful Brasov

Brasov is a magnificent gem in the crown of Transylvania and its picturesque villages. Even on a gloomy winter day it would be difficult not to break a smile when looking at the colorful old buildings, which surround a maze

Beautiful Brasov

Brasov is a magnificent gem in the crown of Transylvania and its picturesque villages. Even on a gloomy winter day it would be difficult not to break a smile when looking at the colorful old buildings, which surround a maze

Peles Castle

Peleș Castle is one of the most popular sights in Romania, and not without reason. The Neo-Renaissance castle is located in the uniquely atmospheric Carpathian Mountains, surrounded by the legendary forests of Transylvania. The region is incredibly beautiful, but somehow the

Peles Castle

Peleș Castle is one of the most popular sights in Romania, and not without reason. The Neo-Renaissance castle is located in the uniquely atmospheric Carpathian Mountains, surrounded by the legendary forests of Transylvania. The region is incredibly beautiful, but somehow the

Snapshot: Morning Mist in the Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are bathed in a majestic mist, equally beautiful and spooky. It’s still early morning, I’ve only slept three hours last night, and we are just getting our Transylvanian road trip started. This sight is more than enough

Snapshot: Morning Mist in the Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are bathed in a majestic mist, equally beautiful and spooky. It’s still early morning, I’ve only slept three hours last night, and we are just getting our Transylvanian road trip started. This sight is more than enough

The Two Faces of Bucharest

Bucharest is a weird little city, seemingly unaware of what it’s supposed to be. Some parts of lean strongly towards the West while others look towards the East. One street may seem very forward-thinking while the next leans strongly into

The Two Faces of Bucharest

Bucharest is a weird little city, seemingly unaware of what it’s supposed to be. Some parts of lean strongly towards the West while others look towards the East. One street may seem very forward-thinking while the next leans strongly into

Chasing Dracula: Bran Castle in Transylvania

Bran Castle makes a strong impression as soon as you see it. Ominous and imposing, the Medieval castle sits on top of a steep hill in eastern Transylvania, surrounded by dark forests at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It looks

Chasing Dracula: Bran Castle in Transylvania

Bran Castle makes a strong impression as soon as you see it. Ominous and imposing, the Medieval castle sits on top of a steep hill in eastern Transylvania, surrounded by dark forests at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It looks