(Brasov, Rasnov, Bran & Sighisoara)
Transylvania touring wouldn't be the same without a trip to Dracula's Castle or Bran Castle, located in the small touristy town of Bran. We didn't pay to go (it was closed anyway) but decided to take photos from what we could see outside. Our other stop that day was in the cute town of Rasnov, home to the Rasnov fortress which was closed because of Covid, but one of the reasons to visit was the fact that this image had been my desktop background for four years and now Dennis could see it in real life. It was kind of surreal!
After our long day, we stayed at a great spot called Rupea Castle which reminded me of Acrocorinth in Greece. Our park up had the most amazing view and there was a night guard there who was very friendly and allowed us to park overnight without hassle. The next morning we visited the castle before making our way towards Sighisoara.
Sighisoara was a town that always stayed in my memories, mainly because of its cute colourful town houses and cobbled streets located in the upper oldtown. We were so lucky to have great weather there and a parking spot right in town, which encouraged us to have an outdoor lunch in the same place I ate four years prior- The Medieval Cafe. Of course we had to have the Transylvanian specialty of Bean soup in a bread bowl and a local beer, and luckily we did, because not long after we finished, a huge dark cloud rolled in and a huge storm came upon us. We ended up in another cafe drinking hot chocolate and Irish coffee, to shelter from the heavy rains. Later on we had another opportunity to explore the town properly and take pictures in the sun, the way Sighisoara is best viewed.
Rapa Rosie & Transalpina
We noticed a lot of Hungarian influence when it came to food, so we ate quite a few langos but didn't miss out on the yummy bean soups which are served in a big bread bowl (make sure your hungry for this experience). The beer was a little more than Bulgaria but still just over a euro for a large beer in rural areas and a little more in touristy areas. Entrance to Bran castle cost 8 euro per person, which I had done before, and would recommend it as a cool experience. We stopped off at Peles Palace on the way from Bucharest to Brasov, which I had seen before and had been impressed by, but of course entrance is at a cost and at this time, it may have been closed due to Covid anyway.
Romania is a country with so much to offer both on and off the tourist trail and if i had more time I would have taken the time to explore more of these areas, but that only means one thing- Ill just have to plan another trip there, and so should you!