Transylvania is the stuff of legends. Just say the word and people immediately have a mental picture of what it’s like. Thanks to Hollywood, that mental picture probably includes werewolves, bats, vampires and screaming villagers with pitchforks. The reality is quite different from an old horror movie.
It is a beautiful and mysterious part of Romania that is well worth a visit if you have the opportunity. I am in Romania for work and took the weekend to spend some time up here. I was able to visit Transylvania in 2012 and really enjoyed myself. A highlight from that trip was visiting Sighișoara, which was the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler and a beautiful old saxon village (I also just like saying the name Sighișoara, it just rolls off the tongue). This visit featured stops at two of the biggest towns in Transylvania, as well as a visit to Dracula’s castle.