Sunday, November 25, 2007

Draaaaaaaacula!!!!!!!

After a few hours of travelling, Chris and I reached Brasov in the middle of Romania.

Not just any part of Romania though, it was the middle of TRANSYLVANIA!!!!!

That's right, the land of Dracula.

But to be honest, anything would be an improvement over Bucherest.

After finding our hostel, we went to find food. I found myself some beans and sausage.... tasty beans and sausage.
The next day, we headed off for DRACULA'S CASTLE!!!!!!

Can you feel the terror? I know I can.
I was a little underwhelmed though... I didn't feel any fear, any terror... instead it was very peaceful and serene.
.... but little did I know that the day wouldn't end well....

Bucherest... Romania.....

OK..... so Romania wasn't what I was expecting....

It may be in the EU now.... but clearly the wealth hasn't spread everywhere yet.
While there, Chris and I thought it important to visit the famous Presidential Palace... the second largest buidling in the world.... apparently.....
Dear God it was cold though.....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is amazing. One of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

It rises up and dominates the skyline.Inside it is equally magnificent.
I was fortunate enough to be there when the sun was shining brightly and the entire cathedral was illuminated by the colours of the stain glass windows.

After a tiring climb I also reached the very top of the cathedral.

Magnificent views of the Rhine greeted me.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Maastricht

Being so close to Holland I decided to visit some friends who were exchange.

It was nice to see Charlie.But it was also nice to see some Dutch waffles....
Maastrichts... a very pretty town.
Lots to do as well...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The city of Beethoven

BONN!!!!

The city of Beethoven.
But the real reason for the visit was to see Felix! I hadn't seen him for close to a year so I thought I'd go and spend some time with him in Bonn.

Doesn't he look happy posing outside his university?
And plus it also gave me an opportunity to see the mighty Rhine river.
The streets of Bonn are serene and peaceful. It's a very picturesque small town with a beautiful facade. The insides are not always so pretty though.
Felix and I also got to stroll into into the local forrests.