The World’s Most Haunted Forest – Hoia Baciu Forest

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We visited a lot of other places in Romania last year, that had nothing to do with Dracula/Vlad Tepes at all. High on our bucket list was the Hoia Baciu Forest, located near Cluj. This forest is a very popular…

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Brussels Garden Festival 2016

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Last Saturday, Lars and I visited the second edition of the Brussels Garden Festival. This event showcases everything connected to gardens: plants, flowers, design of gardens, construction of terraces and pools, garden decoration and so on. It took place at…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – The Video

As promised, here is the video of some of the places linked to Vlad Tepes. Enjoy!

Tomorrow promises to be a warm and sunny day, so Lars and I will go to the Garden Festival here in Brussels. And next Thursday, we will leave for Denmark!

In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Comana Monastery

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We have come to the final stage of the life of Vlad Tepes. Little is known about his death though. Historians presume that he died in a battle against the Turks at the end of December 1476, somewhere between Bucharest…

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Belgian Pride 2016 – Photo Essay

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I decide. That was the slogan of Belgian Pride 2016, referring to the complicated administrative procedures transsexuals have to undergo. And this is what Lars and I saw at the Pride Parade. It was colourful, vibrant and exciting.

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Japanese Birthday Dinner

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I celebrated my 48th birthday yesterday. Lars bought me a drone, something I had been dreaming about for a long time! We wanted to test it yesterday, but because of thunderstorms we had to postpone our plans. In the evening…

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Brussels Food Truck Festival 2016

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Lars and I have just returned from the Brussels Truck Food Festival. Around 4pm we headed to the Royal Park where this yummy event took place. It was a warm spring day today, one of these days where you can…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Oratea Fortress

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First, let us do a bit of recapitulation. In our last post, we stated that John Hunyadi at one point in history captured Vlad Tepes. That is a proven fact. What is not a proven fact is that Vlad was…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Hunedoara Castle

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Unfortunately, this is another post where it is difficult to distinguishing fact from fiction. But first a word about Hunedoara Castle, one of the biggest of its kind in Romania and in Europe. Prepare to be blown away by this Gothic-Renaissance…

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Spring Has Sprung in Brussels – Photo Essay 2

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Another favourite of ours is Botanique/Kruidtuin. The smell of various blossoms greeted us when we entered the park. Lars and I were walking in the park round lunchtime, so lots of opportunities to observe – and photograph – lots of people…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Bran Castle

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This is without any doubt the most famous castle of Romania! Thanks to its location – on a high rock formation, overlooking valleys – and its interesting history, this is a fascinating venue indeed. Don’t like crowds? Then visit Bran castle…

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