More Fun and Really Odd Holiday Facts:
With only 23 days left, it’s time for today’s fun fact about weird and wacky celebrations around the world:
Although Santa knows who’s been naughty and nice, Austrians don’t stop there but have their own naughty Mr. Claus known as Krampus. He has his special night on Dec. 5 where this wicked looking creature looks to punish those who have misbehaved. Sounds a little like Halloween!
Fun Holiday Solo Travel Destination, Romania
Why is Romania a great solo destination for the holidays?
-Luxury at a budget price with likely “White Christmas” and traditional festivities
-Long holiday season starting Nov 30 going through Jan 7
-For music lovers, Romanians have their own version known as colinda.
-Varied culture starting with the capital Bucharest from the Palace of Parliament to the National Art Museum, Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum and Patriarchal Cathedral
Count Dracula’s Transylvania starting with 14th century Bran Castle to the Rasnov Fortress from the time of the Tartars to the more aesthetically focused Bruckenthal Palace art museum.
-Medieval towns, well-preserved, from Sighisoara to Brasov and Sibiu
-Historic Saxon UNESCO World Heritage sites
-Spelunkers’ delight with 400 caves to choose from
-Loads of local cuisine with pork aficionados, this is a special feature of Christmas as in the UK of old.