The Real Dracula’s Castle?

They say that Bran castle is most associated with Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula,  but rumour has it that it’s this set of ruins, Poenari Citadel,  has more history. At the foot of the Transfagarasan Pass, Poenari is a climb to get to but the views are spectacular.

The Motoroamer’s Brief Guide to Bucharest, Romania

What a jolly fine day out we had. 26 years after the fall of communism signs of recovery are everywhere and the capital city Bucharest is a prime example. We stayed in a secure parking area ( 50 Lei, £10 pp) right in the centre and did the bus tour (25 Lei, £5 pp)  and the people’s palace tour (35Lei, £7.5).  A friendlier place you couldn’t wish to visit. Click here to watch the video.

Mocanita Steam Train Ride, Romania

When Andi and Paul from Followourmotorhome said ‘We’re going on a steam train, do you wanna come” we said “Yeah, why not.” In the northern most part of Romania in the Maramures region the Mocanita steam train takes you up in the mountains right to the top – well that’s what we thought. Click here to view the video.

The ‘painted’ Monasteries

Well, what a delight. When Ms Moneypenny suggested we go and see some monasteries I must confess to rolling my eyes up but I shouldn’t have done because they were rather nice. Watch out for her monastery eguide coming soon but for now here’s a little vid I put together to whet your appetite.