Mogoșoaia Palace, an oasis nearby Bucharest

Mogoșoaia Palace is a fantastic attraction nearby Bucharest. The capital is, like all capitals, a busy place. The palace and the surrounding park in Mogoșoaia are the complete opposite. Only ten kilometres outside Bucharest, you can find this quiet oasis. The Mogoșoaia Palace was built by the one and only Constantin Brâncoveanu, he is the…

Transfăgărășan: the best road in the world

Everybody loves the Transfăgărășan (DN7C) road in Romania. It’s the best road in the world according to Top Gear, thanks to the many hairpin turns and S-curves. The name of the road is probably hard to pronounce for non-Romanians. But the meaning is clear: trans, across, făgărășan, the Făgărăș mountains. Easy peasy. The Transfăgărășan is…

Parks in Bucharest

Bucharest is not a grey city, at all. There are a lot of parks in Bucharest. Romanians, especially the Bucharesters, love to go out for a chess game or a kiss in the grass. So join them! Stroll through the great parks of Bucharest. Herăstrău Park Several lakes stretch across northern Bucharest, like lake Herăstrău….

Historical places in Romania

Peleș Castle The Peleș Castle is the number one tourist attraction in Romania, according to TripAdvisor. This castle is not that old, but it is impressive indeed. It was built by King Carol I between 1873 and 1914. The mountain scenery is incredible and that’s the reason why King Carol I wanted his summer residence…

Who was Dracula?

Is Dracula real? Yes and no. Dracula is a fictional figure. He is created by the writer Bram Stoker for his gothic novel Dracula. However, Stoker was inspired by the very real Vlad Țepeș, known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula. He lived from 1428/1431 until 1477. And you can see a lot of…