Monthly Archives: July 2015

Norway, You’re Beautiful!!

A friend and I took a Friday off from work last month and hopped over to Norway, largely, to hike to Pulpit Rock.  Our plane landed at Stavanger’s airport just before midnight on Thursday night.  By the time we got our rental car and hit the road it was around 1230am.  After getting a little […]

Taking in the view at Peleș Castle in Romania

A Fairy Tale Castle! In Romania?

Our last morning dawned bright and early, finding us back on the road towards our last destination.  We had an afternoon flight out from Bucharest, and had one more stop to squeeze in on our drive to the airport. The town of Sinaia is tucked into the Carpathian mountains and full of old buildings and […]

The Biserica Neagră or "Black Church" in Brașov

Râșnov and Brașov

After our time in Bran, we started making our way to our destination for the night, an apartment in Brașov.  Along the way, we spotted the Râșnov Citadel high up on a hill.  It sticks out and you really can’t miss it, it has giant, Hollywood style, lettering across the hillside underneath it!  We pulled […]

The back roads of Romania

Getting to “Dracula’s Castle” is Better Than Seeing it

After our explorations of the fortified church in Saschiz we got back on the road.  I don’t think we got very far before the GPS had us take a right turn…  Which took us through the absolute middle of nowhere, down rough, broken pavement, and gravel roads.  Of course, it was an absolutely beautiful drive […]