I was waking up in Sighisoara. What a blessing ! The birds sang for me in the early morning and I felt a strong urge to go out and explore the town as it was slowly and gently waking up. From my window I could see the Medieval church tower and the houses blending, harmoniously , with the the greenery below. The air was crisp and fresh and I felt so calm. Serenity is the word that comes to my mind !
If Sighisoara was a painting you would find it in soft yellow, calm orange, terracotta red, vintage green and protective blue. The architecture is, as in many of those Transylvanian towns, ornamental, decorative and highly looked after. Somebody really gave it a good thought when building Sighisoara. It was a truly esthetic person !
Climbing the tower, in the city centre, is a must. Even I, who is afraid of heights, did it. What meets the eye , when you are at the top of the tower, is the terracotta coloured roof tops of the Sighisoara homes, homes that are embedded in the green and lush Carpathian Mountains.
Something more interesting about Sighisoara : Vlad Tepes was literally here.
Romania should not ignore Dracula. The man who saved Europe in 1462 provides not only a great, timeless story about courage and perfect leadership but also has at least two huge advantages. The story of King Dracula is shaped in such a way that it can promote the whole country, not only one region. Vlad was born in Transylvania, lived for a while alongside Stephen The Great in Moldavia and he ruled and fought his great war in Muntenia. Usually one country has to work and invest a lot in creating a country brand and make the country well known outside its borders. With Dracula is the other way around. The brand is created and made famous world wide , outside Romania, with zero investment from Romania’s part. We just have to manage it right, this enormous opportunity! The places connected with Dracula are : Targoviste, Bucuresti, Giurgiu, Comana in Muntenia, Sighisoara, Brasov, Sibiu, Hunedoara in Transilvania and Suceava in Moldova.