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Honeymoon in Transylvania

May 30, 2018
Honeymoon in Transylvania beautiful country

A Honeymoon in Transylvania !?!?!?!

So I’m guessing a little back story is needed here 🙂

Are you ready? Great! Here it comes!

Rachel and I have been married for over 4 years now, we’ve enjoyed a few Honeymoons, including our Honeymoon in Transylvania, and we took some great advice at the time…

Hold off on the Honeymoon!

Save up, go somewhere amazing and really live it up.

Straight after the Wedding, head out on a “minimoon” – take a few days to relive it all and so we did.

We took a week in Scotland, right after the Wedding, doing all the things we’d always wanted to do – micro bucket list stuff like Horse Riding, Whale Watching and visiting some new areas.

Wedding Minimoon in Scotland prior to Honeymoon in Transylvania

We saved the biggie up so we could look forward to it!

WHAT A LIFE SAVER!!!

You know those post Wedding blues everyone talks about?

Well the best way to avoid them wholesale is to have something amazing to look forward to!

I guess we’re living proof that it works.

But we put our own unique twist on it!

We decided to carry on having Honeymoons for as long as we possibly could.

We made a list of places that we REALLY wanted to go that would be potential nightmares for us as a small family with kids.

So Comicon is on the back burner for a few years… if Xander is anything like his Dad… well 🙂

Comicon, not a Honeymoon in Transylvania

One by one, we’ve been ticking them off our Honeymoon list – you might call them holidays, but we treat them as Honeymoons – it gives us that “reliving your Wedding Day buzz” when we look at them this way.

Whilst this will depend entirely on your family planning of course – we’ve managed to squeeze in 3 epic Honeymoons and one of them, I’m going to tell you about now…

So a Honeymoon in Transylvania… that’s an odd choice!

Exactly! And as of, August 2018, now officially Royalty approved!

And you know what? It’s AMAZING!!!

Firstly, it’s absolutely beautiful.

Do your research and stick in the middle like we did, you’re going to love it!!! A Honeymoon in Transylvania is a fantastic choice!

Honeymoon in Transylvania beautiful country

It’s a land of mystery and hidden treasures!

If you’re looking to make memories and have adventures then a Honeymoon in Transylvania should be pretty near the top of your list!

Honeymoon in Transylvania Mystery and Treasures

It’s really, really good value!

doing and eating is very inexpensive and the food is simply delicious. Some of the best eat outs we’ve ever had in our lives. Simply divine!

If you’re a bit of a foodie like us, then a Honeymoon in Transylvania is right up your alley!

There’s a zoo, which is 80p entrance for adults… the rest is comparable 🙂

We drove over 1000km and it only cost us £56 in fuel!

Villa Prato in Brasov is an amazing place to stay!

Honeymoon in Transylvania stay in Villa Prato

Have you ever dreamed of staying somewhere where the staff rush out as you’re leaving to ask if you might like an umbrella… you know, just in case it rains… how about chef prepared breakfast every morning in a garden conservatory overlooking the town… you got it! All of this and more on our Honeymoon in Transylvania, for under the cost of a Premier Inn in the UK!

Honeymoon in Transylvania stay in Brasov

The people are some of the nicest you could meet anywhere in the world!

Honeymoon in Transylvania where only awesome happens

The cablecar up to the Bucegi Mountains HAS to be one of the most thrilling rides ever conceived by mortals.

Excitement and terror maxed out all in one swoop! Plus, the ambience and serenity of the plateau littered with rock formations at the top is awesome!!! One of the most amazing places to “be”….

Honeymoon in Transylvania Bucegi Mountains

But don’t forget that the last ride back down is at 3.45pm… that is, if you can find any information telling you this. Otherwise you might find yourself enjoying a 4km trek back down the mountain on foot… like we almost did…

Honeymoon in Transylvania Bucegi Mountains View

Oh yes, and sometimes, it’s closed on Tuesday – but that’s cool because there’s a note on the door when you get there! 🙂

We found that signage in Transylvania is sparse to non existent… and this must be because either a) us British types are too tightly wound or b) the lovely Transylvanian people are too relaxed 🙂

Websites do not have much up to date info and opening and closing times are flexible!

The Turda Salt Mine is a MUST!

Honeymoon in Transylvania Turda Salt Mine

I mean… just look at it!!!

Honeymoon in Transylvania Turda Salt Mine Boats

If you’ve even dreamed of rowing a boat out onto an indoor lake deep underground in a disused salt mine with cool Tron-like lights everywhere, you now know where to go!

In Sibiu the houses watch you – the more I look at this the more amused I am about it 🙂

Honeymoon in Transylvania visit Sibiu

So yep, this is the stuff of memories and that’s what Honeymoons are all about if you ask us – creating amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Relaxing is cool too (yeah right, when was the last time we did that) – but we’re go-getters.

And no, Transylvania is not full of goths and vampires 🧛‍♀️ 🧛‍♂️ – that’s actually one of the most miss sold fabrications of our time. There were a few Dracula mugs for sale on our walk up to Bran Castle but the truth is that Vlad the Impaler probably only visited Bran Castle once… and even that’s tenuous…

Honeymoon in Transylvania Bran Castle

But we did go to see the house where he was born… probably.

Honeymoon in Transylvania Vlad The Impaler

So it really is worth considering a visit to both of these historic sites of importance to the Romanian people… and all the better without the Hollywood gloss!

Finally convinced? Maybe Transylvania belongs on your shortlist too!?

You’re only one inspiration away…

Happy DIY Wedding Planning!

Rachel and James Wedding Espresso Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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