Romania

Explore Romania, from the crystalline depths of Turda Salida to the birthplace of Vlad Dracula

A Night In The Mystery Field of Danes

On the morning of August 19th, we woke up in our car in the middle of a strange field.  It had rained all night and was still raining.  From Bâlea Lake to Peleș Castle, north and west to Salina Turda and the haunted forest of Hoia Baciu, rain would be our near...

Photo Highlights of Peles Castle

Cradled in a valley near the town of Sinaia lies Peleș Castle, the crown jewel of Romania. Originally designed as a royal palace for Romania's King Carol I and his wife, Queen Elisabeth of Wied, it's relatively young for a European castle.  Construction on Pel...

Bran Castle, A Queen’s Sanctuary

It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance toge...

Cartisoara, The Heartbeat of Romania

They say home is where the heart is. Whether for you that means where your family lives, where you grew up, or wherever you happen to be living at the moment, home is where your warm and fuzzy memories have been patched together like an heirloom quilt, the pla...

Castelul Corvinilor, Castle of the Raven

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Transylvania?  Vampires?  Pale mist stealthily creeping through haunted forests?  Howling wolves on the prowl and turreted castles, darkly brooding under perpetually ominous skies? Whenever I envision...