Bran Castle, Transylvania – Home of Dracula

Bran Castle. AKA the home of Dracula (or is it?), the origin of every Vampire movie, novel, book and a national monument and landmark in Romania. When Mr Kiwi and I were scouring the internet for unique holiday destinations, we jokingly mentioned going to Romania to visit Dracula’s Castle – but it turns out that both of us were quite interested, and within an evening we had shaped a holiday around it. We spent the… View Post

Bucharest Grand Continental Hotel Review

Our first hotel in Bucharest kind of reminded me of a (metaphorical) Mills & Boon romance novel. The luxurious 5-star Bucharest Grand Continental Hotel was all sweet curlicues, wistful drapery, very French inspired faded chic and just the right level of old-fashioned grandeur. Located just a 5-minute walk from the Old Town, our 5-star corner of the city was a perfect place to relax between exploriing wanders.

48 hours in Brasov, Transylvania

The Transylvanian city of Brasov is usually just a day trip from Bucharest. People spend maybe an hour or so to wandering around the town square, and buy a drink before hopping back on their transport back to the capital city of Romania. But, thanks to an epic tip-off from the travel ninja Shikha at Why Waste Annual Leave and a few other Brasov devotees, instead of following the crowds, we booked a couple of leisurely… View Post

(Mostly) Wordless Friday & a Blog Landmark

THANK YOU! It has been a tino pai (really good) week in the land of Adventures of a London Kiwi. The blog has hit (unbelievably) over 20,000 views!!!! My hubby keeps reminding me that when I started the blog, I wondered if anyone at all would read my little corner of ‘t internet, and I’m genuinely blown away that you have been so kind – and that you keep returning. I’m just thrilled that anyone wanted to stop… View Post