As you can see from my vampire fangs top, I was excited to be in the land of Dracula for the first time.In Part 1 of my Bucharest series, I shared a Gothic photoshoot in a graveyard, and my speech at Experience Romania conference.These spooky faces are carved above windows and doors, to scare away evil spirits including strigoi (the blood-sucking dead that inspired the story of Dracula!) This devilish, horned face in a circular plate caught my attention.
Bravo to Glam Nail Studio (award winning Japanese nail salon in Vancouver, Canada) for the intricate designs!Our guide Elena pointed out works by local creators, which you can spot on walls all throughout the city. Urban Adventures always incorporates local flavors into their tours.At the start, Elena handed us each a “covrig,” or Romanian pretzel to try. ” Looks like the drooling Rick Sanchez made a stop in Bucharest, between his space-flights to alien galaxies.This event invited travel influencers / bloggers / writers from around the globe, to discover the best of this Eastern European nation.During the three-day event, the volunteers organized optional activities — including small-group walking tours led by Urban Adventures.