Since my taking over of Kiersten's blog yesterday was pretty weak, today I am putting up something more substantial. Here are a few pictures from our trip to Romania last summer that I don't think have been posted yet. I love this country (I am biased of course, having lived there for two-ish years) and hope that more people get a chance to visit the area. We spent most of our time in Transylvania, an area that covers about one-third of Romania. Strangely, Transylvania is also home to a fantastic Mexican restaurant. Anyway, back to the pictures.
Bucuresti, the capital of Romania, in Piata Unirii (the city center):
Peles Castle, former residence of the Kings and Queens of Romania:
Alley along the old city walls behind our hotel in Brasov:
Inside the courtyard of Bran Castle (the fake "Dracula" castle):
A fortified church in Biertan:
A fortified church near a graveyard in Viscri:
Hunedoara Castle, lovingly wrapped in rotting plastic:
An amazing Wallachian Orthodox Christian church:
And finally, the amazing Transylvanian countryside, near Deva:
Romania is one of those places you could spend years in and still not have enough time to see anything. More importantly, you can also buy good Orange Fanta and crepes with chocolate and bananas! Those two things alone are well worth the airfare from the US. And the Shoarma is AMAZING!!!