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The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

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Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

When I had visited the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, I was told by locals that I was going to see the "Real Romania". This open-air museum which is located on the King Michael I Park, showcases the traditional village life of Romania. It houses 272 authentic peasant farms, structures and homes that… Continue reading Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

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In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

"Oh! You also went to Brasov!" My friend who grew up in Romania was excited that I had visited Brasov and loved the photos that I shared with her. She told me stories of how her family used to take trips to Brasov when she was a child before coming to America. After visiting, I… Continue reading In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

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Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania

Yes, I have visited Bran Castle in Transylvania and I will talk about it in this post but I also want to discuss the legend of Dracula, Romanians and why they dislike the Count. This way it will be more of an intellectual discussion, rather than "Hey, I've been to Dracula's castle in Transylvania!" First… Continue reading Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania