10.31.2012

wanderlust wednesday: the scariest place on earth

Happy Halloween you all! I hope everyone is safe and recovering from Hurricane Sandy this morning!

In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be best to share with you one of the scariest places on earth, Count Dracula's Castle, aka, Castle Bran in Romania. I know there are scarier places out there, but this castle is definitely worth a visit.

1897, and Irish author, Bram Stoker, wrote the horror novel, Dracula about a vampire Count who resides in Castle Bran. 
It is commonly thought that Stoker based his story off of the life of Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was a bloodthirsty ruler who applied the death penalty (by impaling no less) to pretty much anyone who got in his way. Vlad frequently used his father's name, Dracul, which means devil or dragon in Romania... Not sure which is more horrifying, Vlad or Dracula? 
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What is the scariest place you have ever been to?

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  1. I am the biggest wimp ever so I pretty much stay away from anything scary. No haunted houses for me!

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    1. haha I am the same! Though I did a haunted corn maze last year and it turned out to be not as scary as I would have thought!

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  2. I thought Alcatraz was pretty darn freaky - especially in solitary confinement with the door closed.

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    1. I am going to have to visit! I've gotten so many Alcatraz comments and it sounds terrifying!

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  3. Have you been there?! OMG that is so cool! And I agree with Jay, Alcatraz was super creepy!

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    1. Haven't been there, but it would be an interesting trip for sure! So many people say Alcatraz! I'm going to have to visit asap!

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  4. Yes, even if fictional, I think this castle would be on my list of Top Scary Places in the World. I read "The Historian" a few years ago, which is a fictional story that follows a father and daughter as they chase down Vlad Tepes, who was still alive. I was not able to sleep for days after reading it. Very creepy!

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    1. That sounds super creepy/ I should read it for a good scare!

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  5. This would be such a cool place to visit! I'm agreeing with the above... I thought alcatraz was pretty creepy, especially after watching Shutter Island! Hope you have a great Halloween :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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    1. Alcatraz sounds super creepy!! I'll have to visit! / never saw shutter island, but it sounds scary!

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  6. Your blog is so cute!! I found it on accident but I'm glad I did! Hopefully you don't care if I follow you. This place is awesome. Love it. Keep up the great work :)

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    http://morgan-alexandra.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Morgan! So glad you found my blog and I love new followers! Thanks for your kind words!

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