On my way to
Bucharest, the capital city of Romania this old train was passing by me
with such a heavy sound that my legs were shaking when it was close and
my ears still hearing the specific sound even minutes after the train
was passed by.
Nevertheless I could continue my way to Bucharest where going to
visit the National Art Museum with a collection of 70,000 art-works
divided into 2 major sections, a Romanian
and a World section. The Romanian section shows art from artists like
Brancusi, Grigorescu, Amman and Andrescu in the "World Gallery" works
from Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Renoir and Cezanne can be seen.
After this I went to Bran Castle in Bran, build in the year 1212 by
the Knights of the Teutonic Order, which is located 95 miles from
Bucharest in the Carpathian mountains and also known the Castle from
The name Dracula belongs to Vlad Tepes, The Impaler which was Prince
of Wallachia in the years 1448, 1456 till 1462 and 1476. He was the son
of Vlad Dracul and Grandson of Mircea the Great, King of Wallachia (1386
- 1418) and this explains also the name Dracula.
I was totally not afraid being there because of the simple fact that
a snowman like me does not have blood in his veins like humans have.
If you ever travel to Romania then this place should be on your
The locals made it their business but for some money you will get a
great excursion in return and if you have seen some of the famous
Dracula movies with Christopher Lee as main actor then this place will
also look familiar to you.