The Dracula’s castle

Europe If you ever go to Romania you will certainly visit its No1 tourist attraction, the Dracula Castle in Bran. But is it worthy the trip? Let me write some facts: Bran exists on the tourists’ map because of Dracula’s character. But the guy is only a...

A time machine to the Middle Ages

Akis Temperidis We didn’t know Sighisoara, as a town, as a name or whatever.  A fellow greek overlander, Yannis Yannopoulos, who is on his ultimate Overland Diaries trip mentioned the place during a chat we had while we were in Romania. We googled the town and we...

We could live in Sibiu

TheWorldOffRoad I admit I had a completely different perception of Romanian cities. I imagined them grey communist relics with loads of traffic jams and huge concrete blocks.  I should have known better. Craiova – the first town we stayed in Romania –...

Transfagarasan!

Europe It’s hard to spell and to remember the name:TRANS – FA- GAR – ASAN! It literally means it crosses the Fagaras mountains. These are part of the Karpathian range.  They say it’s the most beautiful road in the world. We really wanted to see if this is...

Taking a break in Sofia

If you live in northern Greece – let’s say in Thessaloniki – you can arrive in Sofia in just 3 hours from the straight motorway and the straightforward Bulgarian customs. It’s only 300 kms distance. It took us two weeks to arrive here and more...

Our first week in Bulgaria

Hello from beautiful Plovdiv – the ancient Phillippopolis – of Bulgaria. This is our first week in the country but it seems as if we left Greece a month ago. One thing is certain: travel distorts your biological clock.  Last Monday we left our home country...