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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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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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