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The Old Court of Bucharest

When one strolls through the old centre of Bucharest, it is impossible not to notice and stop for a while in front of the archaeological site of the Old Court of Bucharest. 464 more words

Things To Do - Museums & Historical Buildings

Snagov Monastery

Snagov Monastery is an important feudal religious and historical edifice, built in 1408 on an island situated in the centre of Lake Snagov, near Bucharest. Built by Mircea the Elder, the monastery was said to have been the burial place of Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Ţepeş), also known as Dracula. 289 more words

Things To Do - Churches And Monasteries

Book 18: The Historian

          Vampires in literature have gone through the wringer over the past several years as authors have done their best to squeeze every last bit of creativity from the these undead monsters. 585 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things

Research stumble: Reasons I'm not Writing

It’s strange how information on a particular character until you try to describe a chest that won’t be important until much later in the storyline and you realize the information contained is extremely important. 840 more words

Original Fiction

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Rise once more, o Tepes! Take and divide these men
As lunatics and rogues in two big tribes, and then…

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Vlad The Impaler

Brasov: Hunting for Vlad.

Brasov is quiet, easy-going, quaint, Saxon and seemingly vampire-free.

I love reality TV. I know that’s not the coolest admission, but sometimes there’s nothing I like more than sitting down, switching off and enjoying the latest in cooking competitions, Geordies getting drunk and attention seekers buying wedding dresses. 1,664 more words


20 Differences That Confuse Us All

English can be a very confusing language – with similar terms for different things and different terms for similar things. Add to that the inclusion of foreign terms for almost all things (Romance language versus Germanic language) and it makes perfect sense that it is one of the most difficult languages for foreigners to master. 1,181 more words