Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
One of my friends told inorder to have an intimate look at the state, avoid the tour buses and hitch-hike. So that thing is definitely in my mind, though pretty tough to follow sometimes from past experiences. I am planning to cover Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. I am pretty sure about these places though I can’t deny of some later additions, which happens with me almost everytime.
There was a time, I’d pack days ahead of any journey. I’d start thinking about what to take a week before setting off, and be mentally piling things and considering gadgets and options. Those days have gone. These days, I’m more likely to have a vague idea what I’ll be taking, and then throw it all together the night before I go, because there is such a thing as leaving it too late.
Hope the weather would be alright. Forecast looks OK and not super hot which is a great sign for a great trip. Keeping a daily journal of a trip sometimes get a bit cumbersome and boring, so you can expect postings in the coming days once my journey comes to its end… summarizing my experiences in Rajasthan in greater detail about the most interesting events. Can't wait to get packed... so much to do!!
So gotta’ do less typing and more packing :)
Monday, December 7, 2009
However, Dracula’s unofficial castle can be found in the town of Bran, about 20 miles south of Brasov. Bran Castle’s towering white walls, red-hued shingles, and threatening towers combine for a truly breathtaking site. The mystery and folklore surrounding Vlad Dracula’s involvement in the castle’s history add a sense of intrigue that will leave you hanging on the tour guide’s every word. You’ll climb through secret passageways, hear tales of violent battles and brutal impalement, and stand atop soaring turrets.
Romania’s most famous fictional citizen, Dracula, has certainly become a key promotional tool for the Romanian tourism industry. Even with the fallacy surrounding the Dracula myth, Romania’s tourism industry would be foolish not to use the legend of Dracula to attract visitors. So, if you’re feeling courageous and willing for an adventurous journey into the past, a rewarding and eye-opening experience is soon to follow back there in Romania, and who knows… maybe you turn out to be the lucky one and meet Dracula in person.