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Hi everybody.

Do you want to visit Transylvania and see where Count Dracula lived???

Count Dracula (Viad III)

Count Dracula (Viad III)

Well, whilst I was networking the other day I started chatting to somebody who has just started a photographic travel business which I thought was really interesting and I thought I would share this with you.

Basically He has started a business called FoToRo, which is a company that organises photographic travel holidays to Romania.

Romania, until now, has been relatively untapped.  For their medieval atmosphere and castles, Transylvanian cities such as Sibiu, Braşov, Sighişoara, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu Mureş have become important touristic attractions for foreigners.

Rural tourism is primarily focused on folklore and traditions, and is targeted to promote such sites as Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the Painted churches of Northern Moldavia, the Wooden churches of Maramureş, or the Merry Cemetery in Maramureş County.There are many other major natural attractions in Romania such as Danube Delta, Iron Gates , Scărişoara Cave and several other caves in the Apuseni Mountains which  have yet to receive great attention.

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Bran Castle is situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, and is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. It is commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle” (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivod of Wallachia, the main inspiration for Dracula

So would you like to improve your photography skills and take a well-earned break whilst finding out the myth behind the legend of Dracula? Well then give “FoToRo” a go where you can combine them by taking a photographic holiday and learn from an experienced tutor in a stimulating environment. 

For more information contact John Morton at

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