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SIBIU, ROMANIA

Sibiu is a nine hundred year old Saxon village in the central Romanian region of Transylvania. There are thatched roofs, cobblestones, window boxes and peeling layers of bright colours. You may also find women carving wooden bowls, painting cooking pots and tatting lace.But there is not so much as a vampire in sight – although I still can’t help but picture this when I hear ‘Transylvania.’ Bram Stoker (the author of Dracula) has a lot to answer for.And just in case we weren’t prepared to completely fall in love with the place, there’s an outdoor ‘museum’ full of Soviet era trains in various stages of decay. Rob had to persuade a lovely old man to actually open the place, but then got a private guided tour.And the buildings have eyes. What’s not to love.

– Alli

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - February 6, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Seriously, these pictures made my gasp they are so beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

    • Alli Campbell - February 7, 2013 - 3:57 am

      It is such a beautiful place – one of our favourite cities in Europe :)ReplyCancel

  • memographer - February 7, 2013 - 1:33 am

    Nine hundred year old! Unbelievable!
    Your photos look amazing! The architecture is so reach! Love the pilled off paint. And look at the arches! A steam train is gorgeous!
    The eyes in roofs look scary to me :)ReplyCancel

    • Alli Campbell - February 7, 2013 - 3:57 am

      I can’t even fathom 900 years! The architecture is amazing – but I agree, the eyes are a little creepy!ReplyCancel

  • Callie - February 7, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Wow, what an amazing place. LOVE the eyes on the buildings!! And that fountain shot is great…ReplyCancel

    • Alli Campbell - February 7, 2013 - 3:58 am

      Thanks Callie! The eyes fascinated me – it is a beautiful little city :)ReplyCancel

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) - February 8, 2013 - 2:33 am

    Tony & I have only just started to think more seriously about how we want to spend our time when we hit Europe & I am becoming more and more convinced that Eastern Europe is where it’s at! Romania looks absolutely beautiful and very much like a place straight out of a storybook. Where else do buildings have eyes?!?ReplyCancel

    • Alli Campbell - February 9, 2013 - 12:40 am

      Romania is very story-book beautiful – can’t recommend it enough! We love eastern Europe and actually find it easier to get around than western Europe. It’s so much cheaper, you almost never need to pre-book anything and if you get stuck $20 will solve just about any problem. And the buildings have eyes 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jill - February 11, 2013 - 2:23 am

    I just assumed when I read “the buildings have eyes” you meant people paint the “evil eye” on their buildings. THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER!!!ReplyCancel