A chilling haunted Halloween: Dracula, between myth and reality

I cannot remember how many times I was humorously mistaken for a vampire, as the daughter of a Transylvanian-born mother; growing up, I was told of the priceless value of a mostly unspoiled rural Romania and its folkloric treasures, but as an expat living in New York for the last several years, I came to increasingly appreciate its scenic landscapes, its medieval flair and its traditional rich ethnic customs. Thus, what better time to visit … [Read more...]