Dracula’s grave
Romania

Dracula’s grave

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] Dracula was buried in an island in Snagov lake which is about 40 km north of Romanian capital, Bucharest, but after a while, when someone dug the grave, the body had been disappeared – – something like this was in a novel called “Historian” I read long time ago. Since then, I …

Stray dogs
Romania

Stray dogs

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] There are many stray dogs in Romania. They seemed to be fewer than 9 years ago when I visited this country for the first time, but still we saw many during this trip. According to our friends, they do not see them in Bucharest any more. They said ” People do not …

Horezu monastery
Romania

Horezu monastery

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] Horezu Monastery in Valcea County in Romania is listed as a World Heritage of UNESCO. The founder, a load called Constantin Brancoveanu built it at the end of 17th century and the church has the original beauty. This Mr. Brancoveanu was captured by Turkish and was told “if you do not change …

Convent
Romania

Convent

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] The second place we visited in Valcea County in Romania was a convent called Bistrita. It does not seem to be well-known as a tourist destination and it is not in my guide book. The church here was simpler than the one in Cozia Monastery and very bright. We asked if we …

Celebrate spring
Romania

Celebrate spring

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] This is a photo of Martisor. In Romania, mainly men give women this object on the first of March to celebrate the arrival of spring. It is made of red and white threads with a bit of accessory. The people who received one wear it for a month and on the 31st …

Town of sculpture
Romania

Town of sculpture

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] In the town of Targu Jiu in Wallachia of Romania, there are some sculptures made by the world famous sculptor, Constantin Brancusi, who was born near here. They are in parks in order for everyone to look at them. To be honest, until I came here, I did not know of him. …

Palace of Gipsy
Romania

Palace of Gipsy

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] When you are travelling in Romania, you will sometimes come across this kind of decorative houses. They are houses of Gipsy. They usually have a lot of children and in this palace, about 20 people live. According to our friends, their main work is selling metal scrap or some metal works, but …

Gorgeous castle
Romania

Gorgeous castle

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] The last destination in Transilvania in Romania was this gorgeous castle. It was built in 15th century and it is called Corvin Castle or Hunedoara Castle. This is a very handsome castle, better than the famous Bran Castle, and it is on the cover of my guide book, but it is not …

Liar’s Bridge
Romania

Liar’s Bridge

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] This bridge in Sibiu in Romania is called Liar’s Bridge. If you lie on this bridge, depending on the size of the lie, the bridge creaks or even crumbles down if the lie is so big.Therefore, there are many couples declare their love on the bridge. Also, the mayor makes the major …

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