Romanian road trip – castles, towns and churches

Day 5 - Măgura to Curtea de Argeș, via Brașov and Bran Castle After bumping back down the gravel track from tiny Măgura, we headed to Bran Castle. Despite only tangential associations with Vlad the Impaler, the castle is general known as 'Dracula castle' and there are all manner of themed restaurants and gift shops outside the gates. … Continue reading Romanian road trip – castles, towns and churches

Romanian road trip – the painted monasteries of Bucovina

Day 3 - Moldovița and the Bucovina monasteries Driving tour of the four major monasteries: Moldovița monastery is a 5 minute walk from Vila Crizantema so we went to visit the afternoon we arrived. It costs 5 lei to enter and you can take photographs outside but not inside. You can't wear short or skimpy clothes … Continue reading Romanian road trip – the painted monasteries of Bucovina

Romanian road trip. Seven days in Romania – Cluj-Napoca to Moldovita

Day 1 - arrival in Cluj-Napoca The outskirts of Cluj are more sprawling than I had imagined and between the traffic and numerous junctions it felt a long drive from the airport, even though it's only around 15- 20 minutes. The urban sprawl is quite built up, with a few pockets of tower blocks. One … Continue reading Romanian road trip. Seven days in Romania – Cluj-Napoca to Moldovita