Bran – A place like no other

Bran – A place like no other


When I am in the mountains I feel like I am finally home. I was born near the seaside and one would think that the sea should maybe be where I like it best. But it’s not.

The green of the trees, the fresh air,the kindness of the people you can find up there…all makes me feel more alive and like life it’s worth living. Saying that I can’t quite believe it that this year I visited the mountains after a 10 year long absence.




Bran “city” is full of history and stories about Dracula but as I said that’s not what attracts me. After we visited Bran Castle we spent quite a lot of time walking around the museum of the romanian peasant that’s positioned just outside the castle. We walked, we admired the buildings that represent different times from our romanian history and we admired (and bought some) the merchandise that the villagers were selling.

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You can find lots of beautiful and traditional things in the villagers shops but if you want merchandise that is Made In Romania and not in Turkey or China then I recommend you to buy from Bran Castle – well just at the bottom of it.

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And of course how we could not take some pictures with the girls and grandma and I sneaked in one of the pictures too which is really a premiere.

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Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. It lies at 30 km from the city of Brașov and is composed of five villages: Bran, Poarta, Predeluț, Șimon and Sohodol.


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  1. December 3, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    What beautiful photos – my son’s just seen them over my shoulder and said those masks look cool 😉

  2. December 3, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    Wow what an amazing place to visit, steeped in so much famous history too! Lovely photos of your beautiful girls x

  3. December 4, 2015 / 9:05 am

    It looks like such a beautiful place, I would love to visit one day! The monster masks remind me of a Bavarian Krampus, he visits with Saint Nicholas to give sticks to the naughty kids! 🙂

  4. December 4, 2015 / 10:22 am

    It looks like a beautiful place and must have been brilliant to visit after all this time. Your big girl is gorgeous and your little one is so cute!

  5. December 7, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Beautiful post and what a great place to visit.

    Lovely to see you in the photos too. xx

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