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Transylvania! No Tourist Traps Here.

Romania is so much more than Dracula’s Castle.  Tourism is relatively new here and if you get out of the big cities, you’re in for a treat!  Romania is divided into regions, one of which is Transylvania.  The Romanian answer to any question, is to eat…and eat hearty you will.  Pork, beef and chicken are very popular dishes and almost everything comes with some form of potatoes.  Prices are inexpensive and the hospitality is fantastic.

We flew into Bucharest and took a bus to Poiana Brasov, Transylvania, where our hotel came with our very own bat.  We named him Evan and he was attached to our window the whole time.

We went to Dracula’s Castle in Bran.  Bran is out in the countryside, a beautifully quaint hilly small town…with a large Castle and a dubious past.  It is THE “Dracula’s Castle” but the locals can’t seem to agree if Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) ever slept there.

We Traveled to Sibiu, a medium sized community with a great City Square, where the residents gathered to discuss whatever one discusses in Sibiu.

Evan the Bat
Dracula’s Castle
Dracula’s Castle


Romania was one of my favorite trips.  Gypsies were everywhere, traveling on horse-drawn carts.  It was like walking back through time.

Transylvania is a “must see” on your Travel List!