September 7, 2005

Sofia, Bulgaria to Bucharest - Can I see your reservation?

Got a good night's sleep and woke up to catch the next train from Sofia, Bulgaria to Bucharest. As we watched the world pass by our car window we noticed a disconcerning sight-dew... continue reading

September 9, 2005

Bucharest - Touring Bucharest

We decided to stay a couple days in Bucharest to plan the rest of our time in Romania. Henri and Alis at Butterfly gave us some great tips and hints on places to visit in Romania a... continue reading

September 10, 2005

Sinaia - Saturday Night Live

We left Bucharest on the 12:00 Intercity train to Sinaia today. Note to travelers: the Intercity trains are the nicest and most expensive in Romania, however the other trains real... continue reading

September 11, 2005

Sinaia - Hike in Sinaia and the Peles castle

We woke up this morning with the intent of hiking a trail near the cable car to the top of the mountain. We began by heading to the a couple travel agencies looking for trail maps ... continue reading

September 12, 2005

Brasov - Hollywood in Romania

Today we arrived in Brasov after taking the slow train from Sinaia. We learned very quickly that the slow train is the cheapest, but is does stop at every village/town along the w... continue reading

September 13, 2005

Bran - Dracula's Castle

Today was our official tourist trap day. Our Lonely Planet sang the praises of the famous Bran Castle, aka Dracula's Castle, as one of the sights no one should miss while visiting... continue reading

September 14, 2005

Brasov to Sibiui - We do not take a trip; A TRIP TAKES US

Today was suppose to be a simple day. A four hour train ride from Brasov to Sibiu, find a place to stay, get some food and maybe look around the town a bit. Not the case. After ... continue reading

September 15, 2005

Sibiu - Personal tour of Sibiu

We woke up this morning feeling a little heavy from the fire water and beer. Maria made me eggs while Tina enjoyed some local cheese and tomatoes. Mike told us he had a friend who ... continue reading

September 16, 2005

Sighisoara - Dracula, werewolves and vampires

We arrived into Sighisoara early this morning and since we were going on little sleep we found the nearest hostel available and relaxed for a bit. The weather was a bit dreary but... continue reading

September 17, 2005

Sighisoara - Bright sunshiny day

Woke up to a beautiful day and we took full advantage by touring the city and taking tons of pictures of the city's houses, pretty flowers and the local residents. Got another gre... continue reading

September 18, 2005

Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca - The lessons we are learning

Today was a cold one. We quickly at the breakfast our hostel provided and went to purchase our train tickets to Cluj-Napoca. When we arrived in Cluj a couple hours later is was r... continue reading

September 19, 2005

Cluj Napoca - Rain, rain go away

Woke up to the sound of rain and struggled to get out of bed. Evidently everyone else felt the same was as I was the first one up in the entire hostel. That will most likely be t... continue reading

September 20, 2005

Cluj to Budapest - Bus to Hungary

More rain. We were up early to catch our bus to Budapest. Our hostel told us the bus was a cheaper option over the train and together we saved about $30 taking the bus. During t... continue reading