Thursday, August 23, 2007


A few weeks ago, I went with my lovely Romanian tutor Alexandra to her family's house in the country near Bistrita (pronounced Bis-trits-a). Anyone who has ever read Bram Stoker's Dracula will know it by it's German name, Bistritz. It was a nice place to go and see the Romanian countryside. We had a nice weekend of climbing cherry trees, making hay stacks, drinking traditional Romanian alcohol (palenka and visine), and generally just relaxing for the weekend. We also had fresh milk, homemade cheese, and delicious homemade sour cream (smantana). We drove out into the mountains and saw some of the local sites, such as a lake and the Hotel Castle Dracula. Anyway, here are some pictures.

1 comment:

Ketty said...

Nice pictures.I am also willing to visit Romania with my family. I have heard many things about Romania Tourism , Like the town and the whole area is very stunning, much more amusing than the castle. The real Transylvania is a gentle beauty and not at all dark and dramatic nothing as what show in the movies. This place is full of history and will get to explore more as this place offers many amazing things.