Category Archives: Romania

Romania; Transylvania, Dracula and Pig Parts

Pig Parts
Pig Parts

Well, we might as well have killed the pig right there on the table, everything pig except for the testicles. Why they were left out, I know not. Maybe the Dracula thing played a role in the bloody meal.  I don’t know.


Our friend Maria gave us the real Romanian dish in Brasov. I again learned what I didn’t know I didn’t know and how I was so programmed by what I did know.


Drac's Crib (Bran Castle)
Drac’s Crib (Bran Castle)

We visited Dracula’s castle, not really, you’ll find out why, wrapped in garlic holding a cross in one hand and a wooden stake in the other. Not really, but it makes for a good introduction, right?


We end with some tips on some street food in Bucharest.

You must hurry before they go on the Euro. Once they do, traveling

Old Town Bucharest
Old Town Bucharest

there will be more expensive.

All that is on this version of Stories Faces Places.


Bucharest, Romania: The Legend of the Original Dracula

DSC00984Bucharest is a crazy yet wonderful city loaded with history. Romanians certainly love a good party. Why not, when you got guys like Vlad the Impaler as part of your history. We got the scoop on this legend of the  original Dracula.

We’ve also got some, no wait, many disagreements in this podcast. Laura and I just don’t see this one the same.

DSC00990DSC01010That and more information on Bucharest, Romania, a city that was once occupied by Russian tanks, and had buildings set a blaze just twenty-five years ago.DSC01014