Category: Romania

November 17, 2007

Bran Castle or Dracula's Castle – Transylvania, Romania

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Our visit to Bran Castle today takes us 230 km north-west of Bucharest.  Approximately half-way along the journey, we stopped at Sinaia, an alpine resort town, nestled beneath the Transylvanian Alps.  Sinaia takes its name from the 17th-century …

November 16, 2007

In search of Dracula – Transylvania, Romania

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Count Dracula is more than 100 years old .. and still alive!  We’ve all heard stories of Count Dracula during our youth, some more than others, but much less is known about the figure from whom Bram Stoker …

November 15, 2007

Things to see – Bucharest

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Driving around the city centre in Bucharest, you wouldn’t be wrong in sensing that the place has an air of French influence about it, for example the wide boulevarded streets and the Arcul de Triumf.  This is because …

November 14, 2007

Revolution Square and Mineriada – Bucharest, Romania

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Romania’s bloody revolutions of December 1989 and June 1990 remain some of the country’s darkest moments in modern history.  At Revolution Square this afternoon, we are reminded of the bloody murders of hundreds of people, hundreds of others were …

November 13, 2007

Parliament Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) – Bucharest Romania

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Romania’s most famous landmark is Paltul Parlamentului, or more commonly known as Casa Poporului.  It was built during the darkest days of the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu.  It is 12 storeys high and comprises some 5,000 rooms.  The …

November 12, 2007

From Sunny Beach to Bucharest, Romania

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This morning, with much relief, we left Sunny Beach and made our way to Bucharest.  We travelled along the same road that we did yesterday when we went to Balchik, passing through Varna again.  …