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Day trip to Dracula's Castle

Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | Views [71]

Apparently you can not visit Brasov without visiting Castel Bran, aka Dracula’s Castle , located in the small village of Bran some 28 km’s southwest of the city. So who were we to argue and we planned a day trip to see the infamous castle.... Read more >


Photos: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle

Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Brasov

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 | Views [58]

We left Sighisoara after a great stay and jumped on another train this time bound for Brasov. The scenery on this leg of the journey was starting to get more beautiful as we headed into the interior. The landscape was becoming much more mountainous and ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Brasov

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Sighisoara

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip around Transylvania: Sighisoara

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 | Views [49]

We headed for the train station in the morning to catch our carriage for the journey to Sighisoara. The train pulled into the station on time and considering that it had originated in Budapest that was impressive. We were delighted to find it to be an ... Read more >


Photos: Train Trip around Transylvania: Alba Iulia

Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Train Trip Around Transylvania: Alba Iulia

Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 | Views [80]

Emma’s half term was approaching and she definitely needed a break, so as we were still free to travel around Romania we thought we would plan a week’s train trip around Transylvania. The name Transylvania conjures up images of Dracula, castles ... Read more >


Walk in the Woods and Going back in Time in Romania

Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Views [102]

This weekend saw heading out to explore Padurea Verde or the Green Forest. This is a woodland area on the North East edge of Timisoara in the Dumbravita district. It was a cold chilly but bright day as we set of on the 5 km walk across the city following ... Read more >


Photos: Walk in the Woods and Going Back in Time in Romania

Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Day Trip to Arad

Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Views [150] | Comments [4]

This weekend we thought we would spread our wings a bit and explore somewhere outside of Timisoara. We didn’t want to venture too far but we did want to check out the Romanian railway system ahead of a planned longer trip at half term, restrictions ... Read more >


Photos: Day Trip to Arad

Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring along the Bega River and the Fabric District

Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 | Views [93]

Our explorations of Timisoara this weekend took us down to the Bega River and south of the city to wander around the Fabric District. The Bega River that flows through the city is actually a man-made canal which diverted flood water from the Bega River ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring along the Bega River and the Fabric District

Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Craft Beers at a Communist Museum

Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Views [56]

This weekend we thought we would venture south of the river and explore a different area of town. Our focus for the afternoon was to find the Communist Consumer Museum which I had read about and sounded intriguing. We wandered down into town through ... Read more >


Photos: The Communist Consumer Museum.

Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring around Piata Victoriei

Monday, 31 Aug 2020 | Views [61]

One of the main squares in Timisora is Piata Victoriei and is well worth exploring. This square is where the uprising in Romania started in 1989, hence the name, Victory Square. You can still see bullet holes in the building that now houses McDonalds ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring around Piata Victoriei

Monday, 31 Aug 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Settling into our New Flat

Monday, 24 Aug 2020 | Views [33]

Finding a flat in Timisoara was pretty quick and straight forward. We had had a look online before leaving the Uk for the type of accommodation available and Emma’s school put us in touch with an agent. We ended up staying a week in the old town ... Read more >


First Impressions of Timisoara

Sunday, 16 Aug 2020 | Views [56]

The journey to Timisoara started with an overnight stay in Luton. Yep, our trips often start badly. The only direct flights to Timisoara are from the optimistically named London Luton Airport. Either Lorraine Chase is not good at geography or the Airport ... Read more >


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