Bucharest, Paris of the east

“Even the city’s most ardent fans don’t quite maintain the old saw, the “Paris of the east.” That was Bucharest’s nickname in the decades before World War II, when the art nouveau palaces and architecture really were reminiscent of Paris.” Mark Baker for National Geographic Among the main capital’s attractions are: Palace of Parliament It is…

Give Romania a chance

If you think that the scary stories about Dracula are everything that makes Romania a cool travel destination, I’ll prove you wrong. Besides Bran (Dracula’s) Castle and Peleș Castle mentioned in my previous post, there are a lot of other reasons why this country is worth a visit. 😉   București (Bucharest) Being the sixth…

The Land of Dracula

You surely heard of Dracula, the vampire from Transylvania (which means the land beyond the forest btw). But do you know anything else about it? Dracula’s myth was inspired by the 15th-century Romanian general and Wallachian Prince who fought bravely against the invading Turkish army in the mid 1400’s. The nickname Vlad Tepeș (Vlad the…