Romania

Deep in Rural Romania

After traveling all the typical tourist sights in Romania we took a detour from the beaten tourist path and head into the backwater countryside of rural Romania. Leaving Transylvania behind, we made a quick stop in Huendoara to see the famous castle there before settling in Lugoj in Western Romania. We used this town as …

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Traveling in Transylvania

Most North Americans have an impression of Transylvania – dark, eerie, horse-drawn carriages and vampire legends – but it is so off base its unbelievable. We toured through the very heart of Transylvania between Sinia, Brasov, Sighişoara and Sibiu and never once found anything remotely related to vampire legend besides a couple cheesy tourist T-shirts. …

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Sinia

A Castle Stop in Sinia

After leaving Bucharest we head out to the main tourist attraction in Romania – the Transylvanian mountains.  The start of Transylvania is only 2.5 hours from Bucharest so we were able to make a quick stop in Sinia before arriving at our base of Brasov. Sinia is most famous for the amazing Neo-Renaissance Peleş Castle, …

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