Sunday, January 12, 2014

a trip to Transylvania

One of the perks of living in Europe is that as long as we're here, we may as well see a little of it! :) And last week we did just that. Wednesday we left on a three-day road trip to Transylvania. Tim has been visiting Jonathan's family for a few weeks, and we wanted to go before he left yesterday, so our excursion was quickly put into plan and executed. Our design in going was to see the Peles castle, but we did lots of other fun stuff while we were gone.

Our trip took us into the mountains.
It was incredibly foggy almost
the entire way there.
Lari, Mom Heisey, and Tim
We stopped at the Bran Castle
(Dracula's castle) on the way.
Don't worry, Robin; I had some
garlic the day before.  ;-)

It wasn't huge or fancy as castles go,
but still very cool to see.

Vlad the Impaler must have been
an incredibly short man.

It had an incredible view!

What a beautiful stove in the dining room.

We stayed in the town of Rasnov, which had an old, ruined citadel high up on the mountain above it. We planned to go up and drive around it, but the fog kept us away.

Here you can see the citadel in front of us.
The view from our hotel balcony.
Wednesday evening after a traditional Romanian dinner we went bowling. It was super cheap and lots of fun!

The next day took us higher into the mountains to Peles.

How would you like to see this
out your window each morning?
The Peles Castle

It was beautiful and
definitely worth seeing.
We also toured the Pelisor Castle which was on the same compound. It was smaller and much less extravagant, but still beautiful and very homey.

We had a lovely trip to Transylvania, full of fun and cool things to see and do! Maybe you should visit sometime! :)


  1. Cool, cool, cool! What's wrong with short people??! ;) The castle looks awesome. "I could get used to a view like this! Hold on. Yup, I'm used to it. Guys, I want a castle." (That's from Tangled.) :)


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