Travel to Transylvania in Romania – Episode 161

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Shawn about his trip to Transylvania in Romania. We talk, of course, about Vlad III the Impaler (Dracula) but also about the green rolling hills, walled towns, castles and people of this beautiful country.


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Heir puts ‘Dracula’s Castle’ for sale

Show Notes

14th Century Map of Europe (with Transylvania)
Vlad III the Impaler
Seven Times – Transylvanian news in english

Internet Resources – guide to airport parking


Shimon goes on a listening binge and particularly recommends : Episode 131 – Walt Disney World and Episode 133 – Croatia Backroads
Jeffery asks how the podcast is made – Video – The Making of the Amateur Traveler Podcast
and says of Episode 155 – Colorado – “Many Texans agree that Colorado is the only place on earth that can even come close to competing with Texas.”

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Travel to Transylvania in Romania – Episode 161”



GREAT show, Chris! The interviewer did a great job of finally explaining the name Dracula, thank you!:)

And he made the sights sound so beautiful.

The ATM Escort story was cute, I could just see him flanked by loud sirened police cars to the ATM, lol. Bet everyone stopped what they were doing to see what all the fuss was about!

PLEASE do more shows about Romania in general.

And do more on Ireland and Scotland, too!

Keep up the great shows, they are as good as being there…..

Wichita, KS.

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Just found your podcasts and listened to three shows on my walk this morning.. Bucharest, Budapest and Transylvania. Thanks so much.

I wanted some relevant info talked to me while i walked. Managed to scribe a few notes into my phone for later reference. Starting my next trip in Bucharest in July ’18.

Top notch program! Thanks again
Brisbane Australia



Glad you enjoyed it Paul πŸ™‚

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