Vampire weekend, or a visit at the castle

After arriving in Brasov we took a trip to Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula's Castle (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend). The castle is now a museum displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. I came well prepared for a chance encounter with the Count himself: spiked bracelet, claw ring and red tassel necklace. not that the necklace would be of any help, I just thought the color would be vampire appropriate. I am joking of course, you kids should not believe such legends as there is no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle. More pictures of Brasov, Bran and Peles castles will follow in a future post.

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Postcards from Sibiu



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Under the bridge downtown

Hey there lovelies, I am finally back from my well deserved vacation across the country. I have tons of things to tell you and a myriads of photos to share. We'll start right off with the first city I visited, the enchanting Sibiu. The photos are taken under the Liars bridge, a forged iron masterpiece built in1859 to replace the old wooden bridge which connected the upper town to the lower town. There are a few legends that try to explain the origin of the bridge’s name. The closer to the truth says that the bridge was raised without pillars and it was called “the lying bridge”. Over time the name changed into “the liars bridge” and people started telling stories based on this name. Another legend says that the clients fooled by the merchants from the Small Square used to throw them off the bridge to teach everybody a lesson. A third legend says that the Military Academy cadets, after stealing the young girls’ hearts, used to promise them dates by the moonlight and “forgot” to show up. 
 
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Shout it out from the mountain top

yesterday marked the first day of my summer vacation. my boyfriend and I set out on a tour across the country, with the final destination in the Danube Delta. we arrived yesterday in Parang mountains where some friends of ours were getting ready for a paragliding contest that starts on Monday. we managed to include one of the paragliders in my first shot above. maybe next time I'm there I'll get to fly too.

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Let me take you for a ride

I'm no daredevil, but riding a bike is one of the most badass things I ever did. here's a little known fact about me: I took classes to get my motorcycle driving licence a couple of years ago. not very proud to admit that I gave it up after 3 classes. maybe in different circumstances (different bike, different instructor) I would consider retaking the classes. there's a certain feeling of freedom every rider knows, but it sounds so cliché when trying to explain it. one of my fondest memories of the summer I spent in LA was riding my cousin's bike (as a passenger) on the Malibu hills. the world sure looks different from the back seat of a chopper.

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Music to my ears

Nietzsche used to say that without music, life would be a mistake, and I couldn't agree more. for me summer has always meant the beginning of festival season. I went to the same festival every summer for 5 years in a row, and although I broke that habbit I am still attending smaller scale festivals or concerts around. this season began with the magnificent Depeche Mode concert in Budapest, so I was up to a good start. we're having a jazz festival this weekend in the city and I am super excited to see Macy Gray tonight. what are the concerts/ festivals you will be attending this summer?

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From Paris with love

I just came back from a short business trip to Paris. it was too short unfortunatelly but I got the chance to visit La Defense, which I hadn't before. it can be quite overwheleming to walk among the sky scrapers and the view from our office on the 21st floor was spectacular. on the down side, it was too short for me to get even a glimpse of the haute couture fashion week. oh well, maybe next time. you can check out some of the photos also on my instagram account @skinny_buddha







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