Say 'hello' to Cluj Napoca

Say ‘hello’ to Cluj Napoca

Instead of making a boring presentation of Cluj Napoca, I thought that it would be better to present some interesting / weird / nice urban legends about it, just to make you curious to find out more. So, say ‘hello’ to Cluj Napoca and to the many things you will discover in this post. The name Cluj Napoca The first name of the city was Clus. The name Cluj-Napoca was given in 1974, ‘Napoca’ being the name of the city in Roman times. The first document of the city was issued ??in 116... [ read more ]

Dracula's Legacy at Bran

Dracula’s Legacy at Bran

The image that we all have today of Dracula is a mélange of real historic facts with several legends related to the rule of Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), a Romanian medieval prince in Wallachia. To these a series of unfavorable chronicles added with the intention of ruining his reputation at the epoch. Last but not least, all these were rounded by Bram Stoker’s famous novel, Dracula, written in 1897. The truth about Vlad the Impaler (1456-1462; 1476) Despite the negative image that thi... [ read more ]

The most famous monasteries in Romania

The most famous monasteries in Romania

Along the years, the Romanian people have had to defend their territories against different invasions, such as Hungarian, Ottoman, Tartar or Russian. More often than not, leaders of the country would celebrate their victories by erecting a monastery or a church mostly from the 15th century on. This is why there are now so many monasteries in Romania, each with its own rich historic background and beauty. These places are not for those of you who just want to party but for those who want to relax... [ read more ]