From gas masks to Transylvanian castles... November has been a busy month. Here's a quick review, as well as a glimpse at things to come.
The Bohemian Blog enjoyed some great publicity this last month, with features on a number of different websites.
I made a guest appearance on Urban Ghosts. I have been a fan of Urban Ghosts for some time now, and have often browsed the site for strange and wonderful places to visit - so I was happy to be able to supply some content of my own!
Last weekend I went through past posts from The Bohemian Blog, adding the option for readers to 'recommend' an article on Facebook. It's more or less the same as 'like'ing it - but it makes you sound cleverer.
So, Romania was a blast. Despite some initial mishaps (my brain failed to compute the possible clash between the concepts of "all you can drink" and "7am bus"), I made it safely to Bucharest - where I met up with some of the city's urban explorers.
In the space of three days I visited a subterranean fortress from the 19th century, a wealth of abandoned, neo-classical mansions and townhouses, the picturesque medieval town of Braşov and finally, a handful of gothic castles scattered across the mountains of Transylvania.
Also worthy of a quick mention is an old furniture factory in Bulgaria, which I visited a couple of weeks ago. This large, partially flooded site featured one room whose floor was piled with rubber gas masks.
You'll see full reports on some of these sites appearing over the next few weeks.
As the first snow begins to fall on Bulgaria, I have been preparing plans to escape the bitter winter. In January I'll be flying to Australia... so if you're reading this and you know of interesting places to visit around the Melbourne area, please get in touch!
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In the meantime, here's a report from my November visit to the breathtaking 14th century Bran Castle in Transylvania... or as it is otherwise known, Dracula's Castle.