It is official you must visit Romania in the fall, take the train through the mountains and visit Sibiu. What started out as a stopping point between two other Romanian cities quickly turned into one of our favorite parts of the trip. Sibiu was the first city in Transylvania that we would visit and it would leave a lasting impression that we are still talking about four months later.
Goodbye Bucharest, Hello Sinaia!
We made our way to Sinaia from Bucharest via train – this was both an affordable and efficient way to arrive as trains were running twice a day and the ride took only about 1 1/2 hours. The train ride itself was stunning and I would highly recommend traveling this way as you get to see remote areas that are not accessible via bus or car. We left in the morning and watched the fog lifting from the valleys and snaking its way through the trees as the sun broke through the brightly colored fall leaves in the mountains and foothills surrounding Sinaia.
That train ride alone was worth the trip to Sinaia, but it was not the reason for our journey to this quaint mountain village.
We have a dog sitter!
With Zombie Rose’s (our goldendoodle) accommodations and welfare determined for the upcoming holiday the next step was figuring out where to go. Mathew had October 24th through November 1st off of school and we were planning to take full advantage of our European location and regional airlines cheap fares to go somewhere new.
As someone who grew up watching The Lost Boys, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and any other vampire movie that was released both good and bad, I could not resist the opportunity to visit the one region (Transylvania) that always came to my mind when thinking about the legend of vampires and more importantly visiting that region during Halloween.