In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Comana Monastery

Vlad the Impaler didn’t die in bed, surrounded by his loved ones. As it befits a famous leader and warrior, he died on the battlefield. By the way, if you have seen the episode of Ghost Adventures in Romania, which I mentioned in this post, you are aware that the crew found the exact location […]

Lockdown Diary – Part 2

Last weekend, there were about 20.000 people contaminated with the coronavirus here in Spain; now there are more than 70.000. Scary numbers, indeed. Needless to say that the number of deaths has increased as well. And that is, of course, the reason that we are now in lockdown until 11 April… So, how are the […]

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Hunedoara Castle

Another castle, you might say… However, not only is Hunedoara Castle one of the largest ones in Europe, but this fortress is also one of the most magnificent locations in Romania. If you don’t have enough time or don’t want to see the castles of Bran, Poienari, and Hunedoara, let it be this one! First, […]

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Poienari Castle

Although some touristic organizations still see Bran Castle as the main residence of Vlad III, others are convinced that Poienari Castle (also called Poienari Fortress) deserves that title. Let’s face it: a national leader, a man with a lot of enemies, needed to live in a building that is difficult to conquer, let alone approach. […]

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Bran’s Castle

Bran. If you have ever been to Romania, you must have heard about this place… Or maybe you have even been there. With its more than half a million visitors every year, Bran’s castle – also known as Dracula’s castle – is one of Romania’s most popular touristic destinations. But did Vlad the Impaler really […]

Lockdown Diary – Part 1

One thing I have learned this week is that a lockdown in one country can be different from one in another country. So, how do a Belgian blogger/photographer and a Danish traveler in Spain experience these exceptional times? First, I will give you some general information and then our personal observations. In a Nutshell most […]

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Târgoviste

If the name Târgoviste sounds familiar, it’s probably because this town played an important role in recent history. This is the location of the trial and execution of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu (25 December 1989). Don’t bother looking for the exact place; it still exists but it’s closed off for the general public. Let’s return […]

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Sighisoara

Welcome to a very special series about Vlad the Impaler (also known as Vlad III and Vlad Tepes), one of Romania’s greatest rulers and until this day, a national hero. Moreover, he served as the inspiration for one of literature’s most (in)famous characters, namely Dracula. We will guide you to the most important locations in […]

An Interactive Experience of Railway History

Just like every Spanish resident, my travel mate and I spend almost all of our time at home now… Rumors are spreading since this morning that the lockdown could take longer than 2 weeks, but we still have more than enough material to keep you entertained! Besides, temperatures have gone down anyway and it’s raining, […]

Celebrating Sankt Hans Aften in the North of Jutland

Sankt Hans Aften is Danish for Saint John’s Eve, the evening before the Feast Day of Saint John the Baptist. This is the eve of 23 June, which Danes celebrate with bonfires, usually at the sea or a lake. There are some other traditions as well, which I will explain in this post. In 2015 […]

The Ultimate Guide to El Padul Laguna

Every time my travel buddy and I drive to the coast, we pass the small town of El Padul. From a distance, I could always see something that resembled a lake, yet it was unclear to me how to get there… I was disappointed since I love to photograph waterscapes so much. So, it was […]

Driving to the End of the World

It is more than 20 years ago since I first drove to Cape St. Vincent (Cabo São Vicente in Portuguese), but I still remember it as if it was only yesterday. There was a strong chilly wind that almost blew me away when I made pictures of the scenery. And there were fewer tourists then, […]

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