Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore Monastery is located about 30 kilometers from the city of Suceava, Romania. The building was built in the beginning of the 16th century by a man called Luca Arbore, who was a gatekeeper of Suceava during the reign of Stefan cel Mare. Arbore has defended the fortress during Polish attacks in 1497 and later right near his residence he built this monastery which for the purpose to use it as a cemetery and family chapel. Before the painting of the monastery was completed Arbore and his son... [ read more ]

Halloween the Romanian way

Halloween the Romanian way

A few years ago Halloween has set its foot on Romanian grounds as well. Romanian kids usually don’t go door to door singing and tricking people into giving them sweets but the youngsters of the country choose to celebrate this holiday as a fun night out. As the public requires it all the bars and restaurants decorate their walls and rooms with skeletons and spider webs, carved pumpkins and other decorations and await the adventurous teens and young adults who come to the costume party dress... [ read more ]

Following the tracks of Count Dracula – a four day trip

Following the tracks of Count Dracula – a four day trip

Are you a fan of vampires? Did you know that according to myths Dracula was the first vampire ever? Now you have the opportunity to visit his homeland and trace him down! Spend the grimmest holiday of the year investigating the tracks of Count Dracula. Beginning on the 30th of October you can set out on a 4 day journey and find out more about the most famous vampire in the world. Visit the legendary land of Transylvania and stop by the important spots connected to the life of Vlad the Impaler... [ read more ]