Back to Dracula

Back to Dracula

Examiner.com, an on-line source of 21st century information and ideas, features an article by Bob Schulman, Denver correspondent on travel, who writes about the Transylvanian leg of MIR’s small group tour, Bulgaria & Romania: Frescoes & Fortresses.

Movie-goers in 1931 gasped as “Renfield” – a young English lawyer sent to Transylvania to do business with a scary count in a scary castle – faints after spotting a bat. Baring fangs, the count’s three scary wives slowly move in on the luckless lawyer, but the count waves them off. He wants Renfield for himself…

The castle used in the movie was modeled after Romania’s Bran Castle, earlier the model for an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker named – you guessed it – Dracula.

So it’s no wonder the eerie castle, poking up out of the forest near Bran, Romania, is among highlights of a new, 16-day tour, Bulgaria & Romania: Frescoes & Fortresses, offered by the MIR Corporation.

Read more on the Examiner’s website.

PUBLISHED: June 12, 2015

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