Tag: romania

  • Bran Castle: A worthwhile visit if you know what to expect

    Bran Castle: A worthwhile visit if you know what to expect

    Romania’s Bran Castle is well-known around the world for supposedly inspiring Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. While a visit to Bran is a lovely trek out into the small towns and mountains of Transylvania, those who are looking for vampire lore at Bran Castle will probably be disappointed. Dracula’s Connection to Vlad the…

  • Visiting the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

    Visiting the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

    Like religion, there’s often nothing more grandiose and over-the-top than the government. And Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament is a shining example of that. Unbeknownst to me, the building is actually record-breaking for several reasons. The imposing structure, which has 15 floors above ground and 5 below is the second-largest building in the world after…

  • Spotlight Festival in Bucharest

    Spotlight Festival in Bucharest

    I love accidentally stumbling on cool events when I go somewhere. And when we were in Bucharest last week, we kept seeing signs for something called the Spotlight Festival. To be honest, I was mostly ignoring it because I thought it was an electronic music festival, but then we saw some installations go up around…

  • Must see in Bucharest: Romanian Athenaeum

    Must see in Bucharest: Romanian Athenaeum

    One of my favorite things about travel is finding unexpected treasures. And the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest is one such treasure. It’s one of the historical landmarks of the city, but being that it’s a concert hall, I assumed that I wouldn’t be seeing the interior unless I went to a show. When we passed…

  • Could I Live Here? Bucharest Edition

    Could I Live Here? Bucharest Edition

    The capital city of Romania is a spectacular sight to see. I’ve loved visiting, and I wholeheartedly recommend it. But some things about Bucharest make me think it wouldn’t be the best place for me to live. Atmosphere Bucharest is really fun and interesting. I would consider it one of the more exotic cities and…

  • How to visit Bran and Peles Castle from Bucharest

    How to visit Bran and Peles Castle from Bucharest

    Romania has been on my travel wish list for a while. What can I say? I love grandiose castles and interesting architecture. But when it came time to plan a visit to the famed Bran Castle and to the widely agreed upon better castle, Peles, it was a little harder than I anticipated. Why visit…