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Going Underground – Turda Salt Mine


Looking for something completely different? Then pay a visit to the salt mine of Turda! If you are interested in the history of this mine, have a look at their official website. There are two entrances to the mine; Lars and I somehow ended up at the old one. After paying a small fee, you start your visit in a…

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Religious Splendour in Alba Iulia


Highly recommended by our travel guide and by the hotel owners, was the city of Alba Iulia. This town used to be the capital of Transylvania in the 16th and 17th century, a glorious past that has left its traces in the citadel, a huge fortress with lots of religious and administrative buildings. If you only have a few hours…

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Touring the Romanian Countryside – The Video


As promised yesterday, today we feature the video of our trip to the Romanian countryside. I know that most of the video is quite shaky, but that is due to the bad road conditions. We just want you to have an idea of what Romanian villages look like, at least in that part of the country. Anyway, enjoy!

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Touring the Romanian Countryside


Today, we continue with our trip in Romania of last year. For the first part of this trip, we stayed in a place called Cluj. One of the owners of our hotel there was a very friendly woman who was very fluent in English and who recommended us a tour in the northwest of Romania. The region is known for…

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The World’s Most Haunted Forest – Hoia Baciu Forest


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 recreation area, but attracts lots of paranormal enthusiasts from all over the world as well. Lots of paranormal phenomena are…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Comana Monastery


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 and Giurgiu. But where is the man buried? For a long time, rumours had it that he was buried at…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Oratea Fortress


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 a prisoner in Hunedoara Castle. But historians are convinced that he was locked up in Oratea Fortress, which is located…

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