Romania

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....

Bear Necessities

"The thought of seeing traumatised bears in captivity, albeit in the care of a loving environment, made me shudder." Mother Nature seriously penetrates my heart and the more we travel the more she gets under my skin with her authentic architecture and the wildlife...

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...

12 Must-see Moldavian Monasteries

Romania is famous for many things; Transylvania and its Medieval Castles, Count Dracula and Bran’s Castle amongst other things.  Although perhaps one of its lesser known assets is its collection of monasteries in Moldavia.  Whether you are religious or not, these...

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...

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